Aaron Watson is a Lone Star State country-music crooner who has released eight albums on his own independent label. After a college injury ended his budding baseball career, Watson traded in pop flies for the pop charts and began learning to play guitar, quickly composing his own country creations. His newest groove compilation, Deep in the Heart of Texas, is a live album featuring rip-roaring tracks such as "Love Makin' Song," "Heyday Tonight," and "Except for Jessie." Watson's down-home hits may provoke reckless boot stomping, spur spinning, hootin', and, in select cases, even hollerin'. Doctors advise audience members not to operate heavy machinery while under the influence of Watson's music.
History seemingly hangs in the humid Fort Worth air. And one of the city’s most legendary drinking establishments, the White Elephant Saloon, has its own provenance. The original mens-only saloon was located in Fort Worth’s dangerous Hells Half Acre (otherwise known as the red light district) in the 1890s. Luke Short, Wild West gunfighter/gambler owned and operated the saloon. Short was a friend to famous figures like “Doc” Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and Bat Masterson. There were more than a few gunfights at Short’s establishment. In the 1970s, the saloon was moved to the historic Stockyards district. Today, the White Elephant Saloon is owned by celebrity Fort Worth chef, Tim Love. Fascinating fact: In the TV show, “Walker Texas Ranger”, the exterior view of “C.D.’s Bar and Grill was actually the White Elephant Saloon. The saloon is filled with history. Drink at the brass bar, two-step on the real wooden floor, have your boots shined – and soak in the history of Fort Worth, the Stockyards and the White Horse Saloon. If only walls could talk.
Magnolia Motor Lounge may sound like it's an underground hangout joint for cars, but it’s actually a large bar with live music and good food. The menu has some unusual-sounding items on it even for Fort Worth, Texas. Be sure to try the chicken fried bacon, garage tacos and the garage fries. The burgers include something called a Magnolia Custom with ham, mushrooms, bacon, cheese and fried egg, all on a delicious bun. The eclectic menu is just the beginning. The Magnolia always books fun, lively bands, many of them local talent from around the area. Recent performers include fan favorites Guy Forsyth & Greg Schroeder. Ryan Tharp and the Chris Watson band are always genuine crowd pleasers. The bar offers all your favorite drinks at reasonable prices. The Magnolia does charge a cover, but we promies it's worth it, becaues it also provides great music, delicious food and an unforgettable evening.
Lola's Saloon is actually three bars in one. They have live music on the front patio, inside the main facility and out on the back patio. They’re located at 2736 W. 6th St in Fort Worth, Texas and they provide drinks and entertainment for anyone over 21. There’s a Happy Hour weekly on Monday thru Friday from 2pm-8pm and on Saturday from Noon to 8pm. They offer free parking. There is a cover charge except on Tuesday night and a live DJ on Monday nights. With a wide range of talented musicians and singers, Lola’s does sometimes charge for their shows, so be sure to check their website to see who’s playing and whether there’s a cost related to it.