I wanted to see Lee Brice in concert, so I searched for his tour dates and found that he was performing in Fort Worth the weekend I was available. It had been almost ten years since my last trip to Fort Worth, so I was excited to go back.
I arrived in Fort Worth on Friday afternoon and checked into the Dover Hotel.
The Dover Hotel is a charming accommodation nestled in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. This cozy hotel offers comfortable rooms and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. We chose the hotel for its convenient location near popular attractions like the Fort Worth Stockyards and Sundance Square. It was a beautiful hotel with a great location. After checking in, it was dinner time -at Cattleman’s, a traditional steakhouse. It is an iconic and historic dining establishment, and you see the Western heritage and rustic ambiance everywhere. The food was good, and the service was excellent, even though they did tell us some stories of rowdy guests.
After dinner, I visited a few local bars in the Stockyards district. Just walking the streets was very entertaining with groups of people and live music.
On Saturday morning, I went to have coffee at Pax & Beneficia Coffee Fort Worth.
It is a very charming and inviting coffee shop, and they clearly pride themselves on serving meticulously crafted, high-quality coffees responsibly sourced from around the world.
The coffee was amazing, and the decor was beautiful. From there, I went to Angelo’s BBQ for lunch.
The brisket was so juicy and delicious. I also tried some beer in their special beer mugs, which are stored in the freezer, so the beer stays cold and refreshing. With its rich history and authentic Texas barbecue flavors, Angelo’s has become a staple in the local culinary scene. The restaurant boasts a casual and welcoming atmosphere, with rustic decor and a friendly staff that adds to its charm. This is truly the place locals go to – there was a family party in one of the rooms, and the patrons knew each other.
After some rest, it was time for the main event of the weekend – Billy Bob’s and a Lee Brice concert!
Billy Bob’s Texas is an iconic and legendary country music venue. Known as the “World’s Largest Honky-Tonk,” this expansive entertainment complex offers an unrivaled experience for music lovers and Western enthusiasts. The venue features multiple stages, including a main stage and smaller intimate stages, ensuring a diverse range of live performances throughout the week. Beyond the music, visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions such as bull riding, dance lessons, and a Texas-sized dance floor. The venue also includes bars, restaurants, and retail shops, providing a complete entertainment experience. So we went in early so we could check it out, play some pool, and enjoy the atmosphere. As for the concert itself – The acoustics weren’t the same as in a grand arena, but we still had a lot of fun singing along to all of Lee Brice’s songs.
On Sunday morning, before heading to the airport, I decided to have breakfast at Atico.
“Atico” is the rooftop bar and lounge located within the SpringHill Suites hotel. Situated on the top floor of the hotel, Atico offers guests stunning views of the city skyline, a vibrant atmosphere to enjoy drinks and socialize at night, and a Spanish-inspired menu throughout the day. The rooftop bar features a stylish and modern design, with comfortable seating areas both indoors and outdoors. I had the breakfast egg, which was served with Iberico ham and perfectly fried bread. It was so good that I had to order another one.
Our breakfast morphed into lunch, and we also ordered the trout dip and the whole branzino fish. Both were delicious. I highly recommend Atico.
The hotel where Atico is located has a gym on the lobby floor, and they let me squeeze in a quick workout before it was time to get into a Lyft and go to DFW Airport.
Here are some tips for planning your trip to Fort Worth:
- Book your flights and accommodations well in advance, especially if you are traveling during peak season (spring and fall).
- Pack comfortable shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking.
- Bring sunscreen, as the weather in Fort Worth can be very hot and sunny.
- Be sure to try some of the local cuisine, such as barbecue, chicken-fried steak, and Tex-Mex food.
- Stop by Billy Bob’s – even if you are not a dancer!