Top Choice Baseball in Arlington

Texas Rangers

From April to October the Texas Rangers play at the vintage-ballpark–inspired Globe Life Park, which features replicas of the Fenway Park scoreboard and the right-field home-run porch from Tiger Stadium. Guided tour…
Top Choice Live Music in Fort Worth

Pearls Dance Hall

On the edge of the stockyards, this raucous old brothel once owned by Buffalo Bill Cody is an atmospheric place to hear traditional country music with an edge. Texas luminaries are known to rock out here to the stra…
Top Choice Spectator Sport in Abilene

Big Country Raceway

Racing cars is a Texas tradition and Abilene's drag strip is open to everyone. Watch dudes in their pickups challenge each other or go nuts and trash your minivan. The track is generally open Friday nights and all d…
Top Choice Live Music in Dallas

Sons of Hermann Hall

For almost 100 years, this classic Texas dancehall has been a chameleon: equal parts pickup bar, live-music venue, honky-tonk and swing-dancing club. A Deep Ellum stalwart. The opening hours can vary; call to find o…
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Kessler Theater

Let the aqua neon outside catch your eye and draw you in to this Oak Cliff landmark. The one-time neighborhood movie house has been transformed into a fairly intimate live music venue. Drink prices are friendly, the…
Top Choice Live Music in Fort Worth

Stagecoach Ballroom

By day it looks like it could be a plumbing-supply warehouse but by night, this nondescript building shakes to hundreds of dancers moving in rhythm on the 3500-sq-ft dance floor. It gets a top lineup of local and to…
Top Choice Blues in Dallas


Open at the crack of dawn for those impromptu morning pub crawls, the Goat's a divey neighborhood bar with live blues three nights a week plus live music other nights. Beware of karaoke nights. Note the opening time…
Top Choice Live Music in Dallas

Granada Theater

This converted movie theater, often praised as the best live-music venue in town, books popular rock and country bands. It's the anchor of Lower Greenwood. Check the website for what's on.
Live Music in Fort Worth

Billy Bob's Texas

The 100,000-sq-ft building that is now the world’s largest honky-tonk was once a barn housing prize cattle during the Fort Worth Stock Show. Now after a stint as a department store, Billy Bob's can hold more than 60…
Live Music in Big Spring


There are few west Texas dancehalls more authentic than the Stampede, a bare-bones, early-1950s affair 1.5 miles northeast of Big Spring. If you're real lucky you'll catch Jody Nix and the Cowboys (www.jodynix.com),…