Step inside Billy Bob’s and you’ve entered the globe’s largest honkytonk for live music, authentic cuisine and non-stop parties. If you’re bewildered by the definition of honkytonk, have no fear, it simply stands for a fun filled Texan night out. As a former auction ring, Billy Bob’s boasts an impressive 100,000 square feet of space (enough for 6000 excited revellers), features 30 bars and plenty of room for a hoedown. With concerts, line dancing and professional bull riding all under one roof, this is the place for that ultimate cowboy experience.
Don your cowboy boots and hit the dancefloor as part of the club’s very own line dancing class. Learn how to heel dig, grapevine and jazz box your way around to country favourites. Once you have the moves under you belt it’ll be time to slide, shuffle and boot-scoot the night away at one of Billy Bob’s famous dance nights.
At Billy Bob’s you can sit back and watch as pro riders hang on to fierce bulls for top titles. The minimum riding time of eight seconds might seem very quick, but once these cowboys jump on their 1800 pound giant; every second is a fight to stay on. From world champions to local heroes, these events offer an unforgettable night of bull bucking and true skill.
Country Music at Its Finest
It has to be said that you can’t come to Fort Worth without experiencing the state’s favourite music genre. Since opening in 1981, Billy Bob’s has hosted world renowned stars and national triumphs from Garth Brooks to Chris LeDoux. It’s the best place to sample the country music of the moment with concerts booked in every weekend. Performances to watch out for this year include musical genius Willie Nelson and one of the genre’s newest stars, Scotty McCreery.