6450 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76134
Phone: (817) 568-8000
Fax: (817) 288-0055
Bars & Cafes
Often hailed as the best blues bar in Fort Worth, Keys Lounge comes alive with the best music every Friday through Sunday. The concrete floor is almost stark against the backdrop of dark wood paneled walls adorned with neon signs. There is an ample game room for those who want to play darts and shoot pool. A limited menu of bar fare: sandwiches, finger foods, chips and nuts, is available to stave off hunger pains. Talented artists who have played concerts here include Robin Syler, Groove Daddy's, John Cooley and Crying Out Loud.
When you're in Ft. Worth and you're hankering for a taste of the Bavarian countryside, fret not! The Bavarian Bakery & Cafe, located in Forest Hill, is an authenticity-soaked slice of Germanic joyousness. The lunch menu is a lengthy list of traditional Bavarian sandwiches with names like "Der Buergermeister" and "Munich Kindl", some of which are served on a croissant. At dinner, look forward to some of the heartiest schnitzel plates this side of the Rhine - lots of meat, lots of starch, lots of butter. Wash it all down with a stein of the finest German lager. At any time of day, you can stop by the takeout counter for any of the above, as well as cakes, pastry, breads and more. See website for complete menu.
Babilonia Bar is your key to mingling with people from Fort Worth. Drinks and simple bar food keeps the spirits high. On any given day, you will find the place packed with party animals and revelers who are in to have a good time. Perfect for a night out with friends where you can booze the night away with music which are the usual chart-toppers and popular Rock & Pop.
One visit to Aardvark and you'll know you don't have to drive to Dallas for good, live contemporary music. Located near Texas Christian University, Aardvark is popular with young crowds and features some of the best local bands around. Bands like Tripping Daisy and Buck Jones have performed here, as well as other well-known local and regional favorites. Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Reel Big Fish even performed here before they made it big.
Housed in a rejuvenated area in downtown Fort Worth's medical district, the Mexican Inn has been around for decades. Its reputation for getting people in and out quickly is a plus with the area business lunch crowd. The food is a combination of old standards done right. Selections include beef and cheese enchiladas, Chile rellenos and beef, and chicken strip salad in a homemade tortilla shell bowl.
Originally set up in Vancouver, this restaurant belongs to a huge chain which has more than 90 locations across America. The dining atmosphere is casual and energetic at the same time. The large fire place in the dining area adds old world charm to this distinct steakhouse. The menu includes starters, soups, cold and fresh salads, traditional steaks grilled to perfection, sirloins, prime ribs which are aged for extra tenderness, seafood, chicken dishes and fajitas. The bar menu includes delicious starters as well. This upscale steakhouse with great food and efficient service makes your dining a memorable one.
Late-night hours make this place a favorite haunt for night revelers and couples out on the town. There's plenty of space and sunshine in this large room, in which windows line an entire wall. The patio is romantic, and a roaring jukebox adds jazzy ambiance. More traditionally minded diners will enjoy cheese fries and chicken-fried steak, while the grilled chicken will satisfy dieters. Lovers of the esoteric might like to try the ostrich burger. There are also specialty drinks such as the bright blue electric lemonade to lighten your spirits.
Stop by AVOCA Coffee in Forth Worth for delicious and authentic coffee and witness the beans being made next door. The popular coffee offered is an artisan micro roast that is unique to other companies. Enjoy your brew in a spacious setting and be sure to bring your laptop, for there is free wi-fi and plenty of electricity outlets.
Serving up fresh Tex-Mex cuisine, Benito's is a Fort Worth favorite. This casual establishment is perfect for a weekend brunch where they serve up delicious mango daiquiris and margaritas by the pitcher. The gooey melted cheese that accompanies the classic chili con carne dish is distinctly white and that the processed yellow Velvita cheese! Visit with a group of friends after the bars close or pop in for a quick lunch, whenever you visit, Benito's will surely satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings.
Woody's Tavern is well-known throughout Fort Worth for it's fun times. They have offers on beer throughout the week, with happy hours everyday till 7p. You'll find important games being screened even during live acts, which shows that the guys at Woody's are just as devoted to sports as they are to music. They have showcased some great entertainers over the years with names like Sunny Sweeney, Jason Eady and Travis Linville playing here. Check the website for upcoming shows and details.
Decked in bright hues of the sun, Melt Ice Creams is a nice little dessert corner on Rosedale Avenue. Owned and operated by Kari Crowe, the Southside sweet spot serves delicious, homemade ice creams that will have you coming back for more. This is clearly not your run-of-the-mill ice cream franchise, there are less than ten flavors - the focus is more on quality than quantity - and Melt manages that very well indeed. Most popular choices here include Cup of Texas, a coffee flavored one and Sweet Bees, a honey-focused ice cream. Affordable prices, fresh, delightful flavors and the great little shop keeps bringing in the locals by droves at Melt.
Located in a historic warehouse dating back to 1910, Shipping & Receiving is a live music bar near downtown in the neighborhood of Southside. Though the name is mystifying, the place isn't. Featuring a big beer garden with picnic tables and a stage for performances, it is a hub for local indie rock. Some of the previous line ups are Air Review, The Tontons and The Buffalo Ruckus.