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Mini Travel Guide: Fort Worth, TX

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Eliza Parker
Sep 28, 2021

Hey everyone! Dallasites101 here to share about something we love – traveling and exploring! But we don’t necessarily need to board an airplane to seek adventure. Just 45 minutes west of Dallas is our sister in the metroplex – Fort Worth! It’s so fun spending a day or weekend on that side of town with tons of live music, awesome restaurants, the world’s largest honkey tonk, and true Texas vibes! 

We hope this guide helps you explore all that Fort Worth has to offer whether you’re a Dallasite looking to venture across town or a new resident to Fort Worth!



  • Brewed / instagramable spot with awesome menu, craft cocktails, and open early at 8am
  • Cat City Grill / Saturday and Sunday brunch with $3 brunch cocktails 
  • Esperanza’s / from the family behind Joe T Garcia’s comes this neighborhood eating serving breakfast all day every day
  • HG Sply / trendy and lively space with cool patio serving a mix of healthy and savory fare
  • Little Red Wasp / huge brunch menu
  • Lucile’s Stateside Bistro / a staple spot with a classic, no fluff menu
  • Mash’d / lively atmosphere with a large menu of both breakfast and lunch plus $2 mimosas
  • Press Cafe / casual spot serving brunch classics with an adorable patio


  • 97 West Kitchen + Bar / trendy Texas vibes with Texas-inspired cuisine including steak, burgers, and family-style sides
  • B&B Butchers / trendy steakhouse for a nice experience
  • Cannon Chinese / upscale Asian cuisine in a casual, neighborhood space
  • Chimy’s / fun, Mexican flare
  • Funky Picnic Brewery / lively brewery with really good food
  • Gemelle / instagramable decor serving Italian flare with Aperol Spritz container bar
  • Grace / upscale dining in the heart of downtown
  • Il Modo / modern Italian fare in the new downtown Harper Hotel
  • Social House / boozy atmosphere with a great American menu
  • Tinie’s / instagramable rustic vibes with Mexican fare and a trendy rooftop
  • Wishbone and Flynt / scratch cocktails and food with impressive presentations
  • Woodshed Smokehouse / barbecue joint serving good food and cocktails on an awesome patio


  • Bodega West 7th / dive bar scene for a wild night out
  • Bowlounge / upscale bowling ally with amazing turf patio with yard games, hangout spots, and tv’s galore
  • Fort Brewery / great patio with pizza food truck
  • Game Theory / provides 500+ board games
  • Lot 12 / TCU-themed rooftop bar with corn hole, foosball, ample tvs, and elevated food and drinks (a must for TCU game days!)
  • Martin House Brewing / unique craft beer like s’mores stout, sour pickle, and sour gummy worm
  • Maple Branch Brew / backyard Biergarten with 28 draft beers, live music, and trivia nights
  • Second Rodeo Brewing / colorful adult playground with live entertainment, retractable roof, tons of beers and cocktails, and 11 types of wings
  • Thompson’s Bookstore / bookstore with a speakeasy serving fancy craft cocktails
  • Texas Whiskey / whiskey distillery with tours available
  • Varsity Tavern / multi-level sports bar in the heart of TCU’s bar district


Written by Abby Schikevitz of Dallasites101

Dallasites101 is a hyperlocal media company in Dallas, about Dallas. They are your 101 to Dallas, encouraging new and native residents to continuously discover and engage in the city, through content and experiences. They want Dallasites to call the city home, to find and build their sense of place here by trying “the new.” And that doesn’t just mean what’s new to Dallas, but also what’s new to them!

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