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Old 04-16-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default What to do in DFW after a 2pm Rangers Game ?

I was looking for some advice on where to take a small group of people for a fun evening after an afternoon Rangers game. Will have a mixed crowd, most will enjoy a few beverages, some will want to call it a night early, the rest of us will probably stay up til they send us home.

Maybe a restaurant/bar/club type of area where we can explore.
Any suggestions?
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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Pete's piano bar....get a reservation though!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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BOBBY V'S in Arlington. It has some great bar food. Great atmosphere and some history as well.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:29 PM   #4
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We were thinking of hitting up Pete's the night before the game. Then recover the next morning before the game.
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the clubhouse!
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:32 PM   #6
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Pete's is a blast.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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Where are you staying?

I would suggest coming to Fort Worth as you have a ton of options with West 7th, Down Town and the Stockyards.

My pick would be Tim Love's Woodshed Link out on the Trinity River enjoying the afternoon.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #8
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I have never been to Pete's but my wife went on her bachelorette party and had a blast. I'm not one to get up on stage, which sounds like what they make you do, but maybe if I have enough cold ones before hand I will be ready to go.
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Where are you staying?

I would suggest coming to Fort Worth as you have a ton of options with West 7th, Down Town and the Stockyards.

My pick would be Tim Love's Woodshed Link out on the Trinity River enjoying the afternoon.
We haven't booked the hotels for that night, so I'm trying to figure out where we will be heading after the game for the evening festivities and get a hotel in that area. We are all 20-something married couples and just need a good place to be from about 7pm until closing time.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #10
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We haven't booked the hotels for that night, so I'm trying to figure out where we will be heading after the game for the evening festivities and get a hotel in that area. We are all 20-something married couples and just need a good place to be from about 7pm until closing time.
I'd stay at the Hyatt in the stockyards. You'll find fun and cold beer. You'd also be in walking distance from the stockyards to the hotel. You'd also be a short cab ride to downtown if y'all wanted to go to the piano bar.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #11
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Take them to Medieval Times...food, wenches, and some jousting and swordplay...what more could you ask for?!?
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:03 PM   #12
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We haven't booked the hotels for that night, so I'm trying to figure out where we will be heading after the game for the evening festivities and get a hotel in that area. We are all 20-something married couples and just need a good place to be from about 7pm until closing time.
If it was me, I would stay at the Hyatt in the Stockyards. This gives your group great places to eat dinner (H3, Joe T's) and put you walking distance to all the bars and dance halls in the Stockyards with good music (White Elephant, Basement, Thirsty Armadillo, Cadillac's, Billy Bobs).

Since you are mid-20's, I think West 7th St. would also be a great option. I would stay at the Residence Inn Fort Worth. There are a ton of places to eat (Fred's, Tillmans, Fireside, Brownstone) with great bar options (Freds, MML, Rooster, Pour House, Lola's, Bar Louie, Capital Bar).

When you are coming? Fort Worth has some great live music so you could catch a great show at either the Stockyards or West 7th.

We always take cabs from Fort Worth to the Ball Park. It is about $50 with 4 or 5 people in the cab one way. You don't have to pay to park, they drop you off right at front, pick you up right at front (they have tons of cabs waiting after the game). This is a great option so you don't have to worry about driving, parking, and just enjoying the game.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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I looked at the Hyatt, one website didn't want to let me get a room for just that 1 night, another would allow it for about $240 per room. That's a little beyond my budget for a room I probably won't spend 6 hours in. I'll check into the Residence Inn.

Medieval times was mentioned by someone in the group, will look into that for a meal option but probably wouldn't be a place to stay all evening would it?
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:14 PM   #14
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We will be there during Memorial Day weekend. Going to the Rangers game on Saturday May 26th at 2pm. Probably going to stay in Addison on Beltline on Friday night, hit up Pete's Piano Bar and some of the good food in that area.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #15
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The food at Medievel isn't very good. The show is worth seeing once, IMHO.

Heath and Keegle have given you sound advice!
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:17 PM   #16
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Some other Fort Worth hotels in the areas you want to be...

Holiday Inn Express -

This is not within walking distance to down town Fort Worth, but close.

SpringHill Suites

Very short cab ride to West 7th.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:57 PM   #17
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Staying around 7th street is a great option. Hotels are cheaper and around Montgomery Plaza area there is a lot to do and plenty of restaurants and bars. A good Mexican Restaurant is La Familia's. But the taxi ride to H3 or Joe T's in the stockyard would be well worth it. From 7th street it is a very short ride to Pete's Piano Bar. Only if you doing something stupid like a batcherlorette party do they make you get up on stage. Or unless you get drunk and stupid then your the life of the bar!! Have fun Ft. Worth is a fun place to be. Depending on when you are at the Ranger game, we might be there also.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:26 AM   #18
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txhoghead - we are going to the 2pm game on Saturday 5/26.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:32 AM   #19
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If it was me, I would stay at the Hyatt in the Stockyards. This gives your group great places to eat dinner (H3, Joe T's) and put you walking distance to all the bars and dance halls in the Stockyards with good music (White Elephant, Basement, Thirsty Armadillo, Cadillac's, Billy Bobs).

Since you are mid-20's, I think West 7th St. would also be a great option. I would stay at the Residence Inn Fort Worth. There are a ton of places to eat (Fred's, Tillmans, Fireside, Brownstone) with great bar options (Freds, MML, Rooster, Pour House, Lola's, Bar Louie, Capital Bar).

When you are coming? Fort Worth has some great live music so you could catch a great show at either the Stockyards or West 7th.

We always take cabs from Fort Worth to the Ball Park. It is about $50 with 4 or 5 people in the cab one way. You don't have to pay to park, they drop you off right at front, pick you up right at front (they have tons of cabs waiting after the game). This is a great option so you don't have to worry about driving, parking, and just enjoying the game.
I second this idea.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #20
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #21
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Joe Nichols will be at Billy Bobs that night, not my favorite but not terrible.

Where on West 7th is there live music? I would like to see if any Texas Country might be going on somewhere else.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:13 AM   #22
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Come on down to Deep Ellum. Hit up the Boiler Room for some great music and cold ones. Corner of Elm Street and Crowdus.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:16 AM   #23
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Joe Nichols will be at Billy Bobs that night, not my favorite but not terrible.

Where on West 7th is there live music? I would like to see if any Texas Country might be going on somewhere else.
It is a little far out for most of the music venues to post their lineup that far out but you will have live music at Fred's, Rooster, MML, Capital Bar, Pour House, Lola's, the Grotto just to name a few on 7th St. The Stockyards will be filled with music as well.

Friday night May 25th you have Poo Live Crew (great following and fun band) at Capital Bar. Everything will be posted later on, but there is a ton of good, live music to go around.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:48 PM   #24
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Listen to Heath!


Stockyards is your place, even if you have to take a short cab to a cheaper hotel. The Love Shack is one of my favorite places....
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #25
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Sounds like it will be the stockyards. Found a Country Inn & Suites about 3 miles away that has a shuttle to the stockyards. Will be looking forward to seeing what other live music we can find outside of Billy Bobs.

As far as food, what are the recommendations around the stockyards?
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #26
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Eat quickly and get out of town before the sun falls and night awakens the credents that come out after dark.


There is an Ale House that makes their own brew and serves great pizza, but I cannot remember the name of it. It is off of I-20.

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Old 04-17-2012, 02:21 PM   #27
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You could fight traffic, that should take up most of the evening
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #28
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Don't waste your time at Billy Bob's ....plenty of other joints around the stockyards with more local talent than Joe Nichols!!!!!

White Elephant
Pearls Dancehall
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:39 PM   #29
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As far as food, what are the recommendations around the stockyards?
$$$$ - Lonesome Dove
Steak - H3
Mexican - El Asadero, Joe T's (food's okay, patio atmosphere is great)
Burger - Love Shack (Can order in the White Elephant)
BBQ - Cooper's
Chicken Fried Steak - Star Cafe

Billy Bob's is okay if people in your group have never been. You do have a lot of other options for music and bars once you leave BB. Matter of fact I may have to go to BB that night myself with some friends coming in from out of town who want to go because she has never been.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:20 PM   #30
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Thanks Heath and everyone else, you have all been a huge help. A few of the group have never been to Billy Bobs, I'm hoping we can eat something good off your list, spend a couple hours in B.Bobs, then hit up some of the other bars in the area.
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