Billy Bob's Texas, Fort Worth
Fort Worth , Texas
Tel: 817 624 7117
Concierge.com's insider take:
Billy Bob's bills itself as "the world's largest honky-tonk." And with three acres under cover and 32 bars (they once sold 16,000 beers during a Hank Williams, Jr., concert), nobody's arguing. In what was once a vast indoor barn for thousands of prize cattle, you now find an undercover small town where multigenerational crowds of 6,000 can gather to play billiards, video games, and slot machines, or watch live bull-riding competitions in the in-house arenanot to mention two-stepping to the A list of country music on a dance floor you could land an airplane on. Concerts here have been staged by the likes of Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings. The rough-hewn honky-tonk decor is enlivened by Vegas-style neon signs glimmering everywhere, just to make sure you don't get lost going from the dry goods store to the in-house BBQ restaurant. Did we mention that Billy Bob's is really, really big?
Open Sundays noon to 2 am, Mondays through Thursdays 11 am to 2 am, Fridays and Saturdays 11 am to 5 pm and 6 pm to 2 am.