Two-Step Over To Fort Worth.
Welcome to Perfect Date Night, a new weekly feature that acts as your spirit guide for going on a perfect date in what is objectively Texas' best city, Dallas. Each week, we'll give you a night's worth of suggestions for a date night in a specific neighborhood, complete with recommendations for bars, restaurants, concerts, art shows, sporting events or, well, anything, really. Just make sure you include an emoji or two when you text your crush to invite them out.
• When: Saturday, March 12.
• Duration: 8 hours.
• Number of Stops: Three.
• Modest Estimated Budget For Two: $150.
• Ballin' Estimated Budget For Two: $250.
• Ideal Partner: That boots-wearing cutie you met at the fair.
• Romance Scale: Three out of five hearts.
It's time to get something off my chest.
My name is Hannah Steiner, and I like country music. I guess, as a South Texan and as the song goes, I can blame it all on my roots.
I've kept this on the down-low for a long time, but since this week's date plans involve heading to the Town of the Cow, it's time I not only re-embraced this side of myself, but showed y'all how to embrace your inner cowboy/cowgirl as well.
Stop No. 1: Martin House Brewery Tour (220 S. Sylvania Ave, Suite 209, Ft Worth). DFW has a strong local beer scene and Martin House, with its multiple award-winning beers, is one of the best. Their brewery tours are fun, too, featuring live music, games like corn hole and washers, and a relaxed atmosphere. But the best part is that they keep it cheap, with $10 covering your pint glass, a brewery tour and three pints of beer. Not too shabby!
Stop No. 2: Joe T. Garcia's (2201 N. Commerce St., Fort Worth). Martin House will have food for sale, but you're in Fort Worth and Fort Worth does Tex Mex especially well. So stay hungry and head on to the legendary Joe T. Garcia's for a pre-show meal. For the uninitiated, it'll probably be a moment of confusion when the waiter asks if you know their menu, but don't worry, it's easy: Just order the family-style dinner and be prepared to devour delicious enchiladas, tacos and more. Don't forget to order some of their famous margaritas, too. They've been voted the various best-in-DFW roundups for multiple years — and counting.
Stop No. 3: Billy Bob's Presents Billy Currington (2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth). Once again, I am unashamed to say I love Billy Currington. He's long been underappreciated in favor of
playboy country stars bro country douchebags like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, and I think that's a damn shame. However, that also means he's much cheaper to see and you can enjoy his talent in a venue like Billy Bob's versus the wallet-devouring vortex that is Gexa. Tickets will only run you about $20 for GA. So now that you've drank and ate to your heart's desire, you can dance it off while two-stepping with your love.