What To Do On Friday Night In Fort Worth

One of the most common questions I get is “What do people do around here for fun?” And of course, there are lots of answers – depending on what you like. Fort Worth has live music, live theatre, world-class museums, excellent lakes and much more.

So what can you do this Friday night in Fort Worth?

On a Friday night, you might find me with friends at Eagle Mountain Lake or enjoying an early dinner on the massive patio of Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican restaurant. Here are some other things people in Fort Worth do on weekend evenings to help them unwind, relax and enjoy the Texas lifestyle:

See what’s happening on the Central Market patio. From March through October, you’ll often find me on the Central Market patio listening to live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Even when there’s no music, the patio can be very busy with people enjoying dinner and a bottle of beer or wine. For many, it’s the first stop on an evening out.

Stroll the Southside looking for your favorite place. Bars and restaurants are everywhere in the Near Southside. Park in the free garage on Alston near Magnolia Green, then talk a walk along Magnolia. You’ll soon see a crowd at one of the bars listening to live music – or you might step inside a restaurant for some of the city’s best food.

Enjoy a relaxing time in or near Sundance Square. If you want to relax and watch the people come and go, Sundance Square Plaza is the perfect place for people-watching. The Starbucks on the plaza is great for a quick snack – or consider Taco Diner for a meal. Their patio adjoins the plaza. There are upscale choices too, and you can explore the streets of downtown to find fun shops, a few cozy bars and the city’s biggest jazz club, Scat Lounge. Don’t forget about the movie theater too.

Get to know West 7th Street. The college crowd seems to be out in full force most Friday evenings in Crockett Row (where parking is admittedly a hassle), but there are also more laidback experiences along this busy street. Have dinner at Montgomery Plaza and visit the amazing bakery at the Left Bank. There’s even a Tom Thumb grocery store with a bar and dining room. Visit West 7th Street every night of the week and enjoy a different experience each time.

And these quick suggestions don’t even take into account all the great restaurants, nightspots and shops hiding in plain sight in neighborhoods all over the city. When you select the neighborhood you want to call your own, you’ll soon find the best places for an evening out when you want to stay close to home.

Fort Worth is a big and diverse city, so there’s a great experience for everyone – every night of the week. Ready to call Fort Worth home? I can help you buy a house here. Contact me to learn more.


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