Comfort Suites North Fossil Creek
3751 Tanacross Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Phone: (817) 222-2333
Fax: (817) 222-9666
Bars & Cafes
J. Christen's Grill and Bar is located just a couple of miles south from the Texas Motor Speedway, and its interior is decorated with racing pictures, racing car doors, checkered flags and framed fire suits. The food includes chicken, burgers, catfish, steaks and Tex-Mex dishes. The plump, spicy grilled chicken filet is liberally dusted with spices before being grilled, and the half-pound mushroom and grilled onion cheeseburger is simply superb! Gourmets are delightful including juicy prime filet mignon, complete with grilled onions and mushrooms. Desserts include an excellent lime pie and the chocolate shell dessert stuffed with pound cake, strawberries and whipped cream.
This cavernous honky-tonk is America's 'Best Country Music Nightclub' according to both the Country Music Association and The Academy of Country Music. It's also one of the largest and most famous. Founded in 1981, Billy Bob's Texas offers enough room for 6,000 people to drink, play pool, play video games or dance to the live country music performed every night. Rodeo enthusiasts will enjoy the indoor arena where cowboys ride bucking bulls every weekend. Friday and Saturday night headliners are often among the biggest names in the industry, including Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Rimes, Hank Williams Jr. and Bob Hope. All have left hand prints, which are displayed in concrete around the club.
Sarsaparilla Saloon is a quaint joint serving the best of sandwiches and sodas in truly Western style. The small eatery has a simple decor with wooden barstools and tables. The delectable made to order sandwiches are made from the freshest of meats and vegetables. You can accompany your sandwiches with chips and soda. Take your pick from the desserts which include delicious Pecan Pie, cheesecakes, shakes, floats, sundaes and hot chocolate fudge.
With a typical Texas cowboy theme, this is a popular local joint that was named in honor of bull riding champion, Samuel Thomas Privett. The signature Anita Rita margarita is out of the ordinary and the small batch, 'Buffalo Butt Beer' is handcrafted and slightly hazy since it doesn't go through pasteurization or micro filtering. The food is also appetizing and fresh. Bookmark this place as a must visit!
Sporting an authentic Old West saloon ambiance, the White Elephant Saloon has been named among Esquire magazine's 100 Best Bars in America. Memorabilia found in the White Elephant Saloon memorializes the Fort Worth Stockyard's past. You will also find a wonderful collection of elephant artifacts, statues and toys given to the bar by appreciative patrons from around the world, from Germany to Thailand. Country and western music is played every night. The food is the usual bar fare, made specifically to complement the drinks and entertainment.
Step into Longhorn Saloon, located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, and you will feel as though you are in an Old West movie. Nostalgic Western memorabilia adorns the walls, and shiny hardwood floors make two steppin' that much easier. A disc jockey plays country music as you whisk your favorite dance partner onto the dance floor. Thursday nights are for college students when Top 40 hits are played all night long. Check website for concert schedule.
Tucked below the street level on the West Exchange Avenue, this local dive is a popular watering hole among the locals. The smoke-filled ambiance of the bar may deter you to enter at first. However, once inside, settle down on one of the tables and be ready to gulp down strong drinks served by friendly, good looking bartenders, and listen or maybe even dance to rock bands performing on stage. A number of people have stumbled upon this place and have made this their favorite watering hole in Ft. Worth. The bar doesn't serve food, however, no one would stop you from bringing in food from the nearby eateries to enjoy it with various drinks.
Established in 1935, Joe T. Garcia's remains one of Fort Worth's most popular Mexican restaurants, run by the Garcia-LanCarte family. Located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth near hotels and the cultural district, the venue features beautiful fiesta gardens with a patio. Everyone enjoys the outdoor seating, complete with ferns, rippling water and huge shade trees. Try the cheese enchiladas or the fajitas (your choice of grilled beef or chicken). Excellent appetizers include Joe's nachos, quesadillas or chalupas. The popular weekend brunch begins with huevos rancheros or migas with potatoes and refried beans.
Abuelo's, which means "grandfather's" in Spanish is located close to the DFW airport. Famous traditional Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes are prepared here in a gourmet style and are elegantly served in generous portions. Delicious entree choices include a huge platter of mesquite-flavored chicken fajita nachos, the enchilada sampler and the pechuga alcaparrada(split breast of chicken stuffed with mushrooms and monterrey jack cheese). The rich desserts such as flan, capirotada-bread pudding with pecans and raisons, and margarita pie rival those at any other gourmet restaurant.
Nos Bar is a live music venue-cum-bar that is popular amongst one and all. Its talented in-house band Tommy Katona Trio plays blues music and every time they perform the house is packed to the core. Apart from that, Nos also invites other local bands and artists to entertain audiences on a regular basis. DJ Sessions, theme parties, open mic nights and happy hours are a regular feature here. This casual bar is the best place to hang out with your buddies and enjoy great music. For gig guide and other details, check website.
In business since 1995, 8.0 enjoys a prime location at Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. The interior is decorated with murals painted by local artists; live music is performed every weekend by celebrities such as Collin Hill. The lunch and dinner menu selections are eclectic and health conscious. Entrees include baked fish in lemon butter sauce, traditional pasta dishes and a variety of 8.0's own blue plate specials. House specialty drinks include martinis and blue things(frozen margaritas).
Wine bars are rare in Texas, and this one is among the country's best, so visitors to Sundance Square are in for a real treat. Owner Michael Baudouin came up with the idea for this place after living in Paris. More than 80 different vintages are available at Grape Escape, and the inventory changes regularly. Servings are available by the bottle, glass and half glass. Those who wish to increase their wine expertise may order a sampler plate of three, four or five one-ounce servings. Those who want food with their wine can choose from such light fare as cheese, carpaccio and small pizzas.