Billy Bob's is the World's Largest Honky Tonk and it opened back in 1981. The Texas-sized facility has 127,000 square feet of space, which is nearly three acres inside, plus another 20 acres for parking. It holds over 6,000 two-steppers.
Billy Bob's Texas has been named Country Music Club of the Year 8 times by the Academy of Country Music and 3 times by the Country Music Association. That's pure country, folks.
Hours: Monday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sundays from noon to 2 a.m.
Live Bull Riding:
You can't ride a mechanical bull at Billy Bob's Texas but you can catch plenty of PBR (Professional Bull Riding) on the weekends. Bull Riding is held every Friday and Saturday night, with 2 performances, at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.
You can't dare your friends to ride a bull. Competitors at Billy Bob's must be pro or semipro athletes—with a rider's card from the sanctioning rodeo organization or recognized competitors. So no, you can't just drink too much and ride a bull.
What you can do is have your photo made by the life-sized bull. Giddyup.
Willie Nelson even holds his annual 4th of July Picnic/Concert at Billy Bob's. It's a huge lineup of all sorts of music and Willie headlines the even.
There's always a great house band so you can kick up your heels and two-step the night away. Tickets available at Billy Bob's box office at 817-624-7117.
Not ready for dancing with the stars? Inquire about dance lessons. Couples dance lessons, line dancing, 2-step, 3-step, country cha-cha and more. You can also shoot some stick. Pool tables are available in the back corners.
There are activities for families like the Handprint Wall of Fame, a Photo Bull for souvenir pictures as well as video and arcade games for the whole family to enjoy. The General Store has all kinds of Billy Bob's Texas and other neat souvenirs for young and old. Billy Bob's has half a million dollars worth of video games and fun for kids.
Besides the main event concerts every Friday and Saturday nights for the whole family, there’s also Live Pro Bull riding at 9 & 10 p.m. Admission is $2.50 per person in addition to admission to Billy Bob's.
Food: barbecue, snacks and fountain drinks.
From the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport: Take the South Exit out of the airport. Take 183 West towards Fort Worth to 820 West. Take 820 West to I-35 West traveling South. Go South on I-35 to North East 28th Street (Exit 54A). Exit on 28th Street and take a right. You will be going West. Go 6 (six) stoplights to Main Street, turn left. Go to the next light Stockyard Blvd, turn left. Billy Bob's is on the right.
From Downtown Dallas: I-30 West to Fort Worth. Take I-35W North to Exit 54 B, which is Northeast 28th Street West. When you exit the only way you can go is West. Go 6 (six) stoplights to Main Street, turn left. Go to the next stoplight Stockyards Blvd., turn left. Billy Bob's is on the right.
From Downtown Fort Worth: Take Main Street North to the courthouse. Go halfway around the courthouse to North Main Street ( Long bridge on North Side of the Courthouse). Going North on North Main Street to Stockyards Blvd. (Second Light Past Exchange Avenue) Take a right turn and Billy Bob's Texas is on the Right.
Billy Bob's Texas, 2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76164. 817-624-7117