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Welcome to the Fort Worth City Guide, where the legacy of "Cowtown" meets the dynamic growth of a modern Texas destination. Long celebrated for its cowboy culture, Fort Worth has evolved into a thriving hub for all things Texas hospitality. As we proudly shine a spotlight on this iconic city, we celebrate the rich heritage and warm hospitality that makes Fort Worth truly unique. In honor of the relaunch of CITY Boots' Fort Worth Collection, join us on a journey through our city, exploring the best in dining, culture, and the genuine warmth that defines our hometown.


Over the last five years, Fort Worth's hospitality landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation, evolving into a vibrant scene that captivates both locals and visitors alike. Leading this renaissance are three standout establishments, each contributing its unique charm to our city.


Topping the list is Hotel Drover, nestled in the Mule Alley district of the iconic Fort Worth Stockyards. Known for its rustic yet refined ambiance, it has become the pinnacle of sought-after reservations, offering an immersive experience that seamlessly blends luxury with the rugged spirit of Fort Worth. Grab the Smoky Marg at the lobby bar, you won’t regret it.


In the heart of the cultural district, The Crescent Hotel stands as a beacon of sophistication. Surrounded by world-class museums, it's interior is a work of art itself. The Crescent effortlessly weaves contemporary elegance amongst its cultural surroundings. The bar serves gorgonzola-stuffed olives in their dirty martini, and we approve.


Adding a historic touch to the city's hospitality map is Bowie House, a landmark in Camp Bowie's history. As the first hotel ever to make its home on this storied street, Bowie House pays homage to Fort Worth's past while providing a distinctly modern and luxurious experience. The property has been coined “a new home for the new west”. Its architecture and design transport guests, offering a captivating glimpse into the city's evolving personality. Enjoy a perfect view of Dickie's Arena from some of their guest suites, perfect for Rodeo Season. 


These three establishments, each in their way, encapsulate the essence and history of Fort Worth while creating an atmosphere that transcends the ordinary. Together, they form a trinity of luxury and charm, inviting guests to experience the best of Fort Worth's hospitality scene while feeling like they're stepping outside the city limits. 


Lizzy pulling up to Hotel Drover for a smoky marg. 


Embark on a spirited tour of Fort Worth's diverse celebration scene, where every venue is a unique sip into the city's vibrant culture. In the iconic Stockyards, enjoy the spirit of the Wild West at Second Rodeo Brewing Company and Sidesaddle Saloon, or catch a concert at Tannahill's. For a taste of the original, head to the White Elephant Saloon or the Basement Bar, where the essence of the Old West still lingers.


Indulge in sophisticated cocktails at the lobby bars of Hotel Drover, The Crescent, and Bowie House, where history and luxury intertwine. Downtown Fort Worth's  Thompson's Bookstore offers a literary-themed environment for those seeking inventive cocktails in a cool atmosphere. 


Sports enthusiasts can catch the game-day excitement at Birdie's or Rogers Roundhouse, both prime spots for cheering on your favorite teams. 


Meet the girls for a mimosa on a Saturday, or catch up over a bottle of wine at Winslow's. One of the best weeknight happy hours in town and a great spot for light bites as well. 


Off of the Camp Bowie bricks, dive into the character of Fort Worth at Sarah's Place and Showdown, where the authenticity of a classic dive bar meets the energy of the city's legendary street. Whatever your mood, Fort Worth's drinking spots promise an unforgettable and diverse journey through the heart of this Texan gem.



The Fort Worth Collection was shot at Basement Bar in the Fort Worth Stockyards. 


Crafting a narrative around Fort Worth's incredible restaurant scene is no small feat. The city's culinary landscape has blossomed into a diverse and vibrant scene, showcasing a fusion of traditional Texan fare with innovative twists that keep this city’s restaurant offerings fresh and new.

Three standout figures have helped to shape this culinary evolution.


Chef Tim Love stands tall with his renowned establishments like Lonesome Dove, Caterinas, and Woodshed.


Chef Felipe Armenta has left an indelible mark on Fort Worth's palate, introducing some of the city's best salads and more at Marias, Pacific Table, and Press Cafe.


Marcus Paslay, the visionary behind Clay Pigeon and Provender Hall, adds another layer to Fort Worth's culinary scene.


Established in 1935, Joe T. Garcia's stands as an iconic fixture in Fort Worth, solidifying its status as the city's most renowned restaurant. Posessing a timeless charm, this legendary eatery is synonymous with some of the best Mexican cuisine and margaritas in town. It’s the perfect example of Tex-Mex excellence, and you never know, you may just run into a celebrity on their gorgeous patio.


We promise we eat more than just Mexican food around here. Some of our other favorite spots are Tokyo Cafe for sushi and other great Japanese dishes, and Heim BBQ for some of the best brisket in town (The Big Cat Sandwich is life-changing. Brisket + Green Chile Mac n Cheese = Mind. Blown.).  For an excellent Italian meal, we recommend 61 Osteria, located in downtown Fort Worth. For some of the freshest seafood and “Fort Worth's Coldest Martini” head to Walloon's in Southside. Find the freshest farm-to-table offerings at Ellerbe Fine Foods!


Taking The Presidio on a stroll through Joe T. Garcia's gorgeous gardens. 


Fort Worth's shopping scene covers a broad spectrum, from high-end designer brands in developing areas to unique shops dotting historic streets. In Clearfork, you'll find familiar names like Neiman Marcus and other well-known fashion houses, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Saint Laurent, offering a taste of luxury.


Meanwhile, along charming Camp Bowie and within the cultural district, shoppers are treated to a curated selection of boutique gems. Esther Penn, Shop Birdie, Hale House, and You Are Here beckon with their distinct offerings, creating a shopping experience that transcends the ordinary. 


For a taste of the refined Western experience, stop by Chieffalo Americana.  For one-of-a-kind vintage finds, Studio 74 Vintage is a must-see. 


Lastly, we always love seeing our customers IRL! Come shop with us at the CITY Boots Fort Worth Showroom at 3612 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX, 76107. We're open Wednesday through Friday 10 to 3, and Saturday 11 to 3! 

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Two vintage shirts sourced from Studio 74 Vinatage, both available for purchase!


We couldn't call this a Fort Worth CITY Guide without highlighting two of our favorite things about Cowtown. 


 Step into the heart of honky-tonk culture at Billy Bob's Texas, proudly holding the title of the world's largest honky-tonk. This iconic venue offers an authentic Texas experience and hosts concerts featuring some of the biggest names in Country music. With its legendary dance floor, live entertainment, and unmistakable Texan charm, Billy Bob's is a must-visit for music enthusiasts and those craving a genuine taste of the Lone Star State.


Every January, the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo takes center stage at Dickie's Arena, recently crowned the number-one venue in the world for its size. This annual event celebrates Texas' rich cowboy heritage, featuring thrilling rodeo competitions, livestock exhibits, and an exciting after-party tent. Dickie's Arena provides the perfect backdrop for this iconic Fort Worth tradition, where visitors can experience rodeo action and immerse themselves in the vibrant spirit of the Old West.

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The CITY Boots girls at last year's FWSSR.