Top things to do

Top Choice Historic Site in Fort Worth

Stockyards

Western-wear stores and knickknack shops, saloons and steakhouses occupy the Old West–era buildings of the Stockyards. Don't miss the twice-daily cattle drive with the Fort Worth Herd when cowboys drive a small herd…
Top Choice Museum in Fort Worth

Kimbell Art Museum

Welcome to one of America's best small museums, with European masterpieces by Caravaggio, El Greco and Cézanne, as well as Michelangelo’s first painting, The Torment of St Anthony. The architecture is no less stunn…
Top Choice International in Fort Worth

Ellerbe Fine Foods

Fresh, seasonal and local are the keywords in this serene, light-filled cafe. The farm-to-table ethos is a religion here and the seasonal menus always reflect what's fresh now from the best local producers. Count on…
Top Choice American in Fort Worth

Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

At Tim Love's mod-Western Stockyards dining experience, even the chefs wear cowboy hats. It's Southern fusion, with the traditional flavors of the region enlivened by all manner of influences. Roasted meats and gril…
Top Choice Mexican in Fort Worth

Joe T Garcia's

The most famous restaurant in Fort Worth, this fourth-generation place takes up a city block. Dining in the walled courtyard is a magical experience (and can entail long waits for a table), as Mexican-tile fountains…
Top Choice Bar in Fort Worth

Lola's Saloon

Dive into this dive bar for a fairly intimate music experience. Bands (rock, honky-tonk, bluegrass) play many nights to a fun, eclectic crowd. Catch your breath on the small outside patio. On non-show nights, there'…
Top Choice Historic Site in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Herd

See the cows for real out behind the Livestock Exchange Building: the Fort Worth Herd are the longhorns that parade up E Exchange Ave in a recreated cattle drive daily. You can see them in their corral from a viewin…
Top Choice Barbecue in Fort Worth

Heim Barbecue

Barbecue for a new age, the family behind this joint brings knowledge and passion to the cause. Sausage, brisket (of course!), turkey, pulled pork and more are smoky and delectable. Note that the meats sell out, so …
Top Choice Brewery in Fort Worth

Chimera

Fort Worth's top brewery keeps a rotating range of eight beers on tap. The lineup changes regularly. Watch for the bacon special and the wet hop sour among others. Hungry? The pizza is thin-crust Italian and comes i…
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…