The votes are in. After a close battle, Billy Bob’s Texas has been named the best honky-tonk in Fort Worth by our readers.
Billy Bob’s — located at 2520 Rodeo Plaza — has been serving Cowtown for 40+ years and was named the “Country Music Club of the Year” 12 times by the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
You can catch local country artist Granger Smith this evening at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $20.
Congrats, Billy Bob’s.
With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments getting underway this evening, we’re joining the fun of bracket competitions with a face-off of our own.
We asked you to share your favorite honky-tonks in Fort Worth with us, and now — thanks to you + the help of a random generator — we have the official lineup for our bracket.
Who’s in the running
Going head-to-head in the first round are:
- Whiskey Girl Saloon and White Elephant Saloon
- Thirsty Armadillo and Cantina Cadillac
- Billy Bob’s Texas and Stagecoach Ballroom
- Rodeo Exchange and The Mule Barn
How it works
Beginning today, we will host several voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine Fort Worth’s best honky-tonk. Who moves on is up to you. Vote for your favorites, and the honky-tonk with more votes moves on. Simple as that. We’ll go until we have a champion, which will be announced in an upcoming newsletter. You will be able to vote once per round.
How to participate
Vote for the honky-tonk you’d like to see advance to round two using this poll. You can vote for all four spots or as little as one. Once we count all the votes, we’ll share an updated bracket and new poll in an upcoming newsletter.
Want to fill out a bracket to see if you can guess who will win? Download and print the image above to take the competition up a notch. If your bracket is correct, send us a photo for a shoutout + bragging rights.
Ready to cheer your “team” to victory? Vote here. ⬇️