Welcome to Billy Bob’s Texas!
The building now known as Billy Bob’s Texas was built in 1910 and was once an open-air barn used to house prize cattle for the Fort Worth Stock Show. Billy Bob’s Texas opened as “The World’s Largest Honkytonk” in April 1981 to national attention with more than 30 bar stations, country music’s biggest stars, real Pro Bull Riding, and a Texas size dance floor.
For almost 40 years, Billy Bob’s has hosted the biggest stars in country music and classic rock from Alabama to ZZ Top. Billy Bob’s has been named “Country Music Club of the Year” 12 times by the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.
Visitors to Billy Bob’s are greeted by a history video narrated by George Strait and can enjoy the large collection of memorabilia. Each entertainer leaves a concrete impression displayed on the Wall of Fame. Visitors can see how their hands match up to those of Garth, Willie, or Ringo. The Guitar Bar in Billy Bob’s has 75 guitars autographed by the stars who have performed at the club.
Billy Bob’s gift store offers a wide selection of souvenirs and unique western gifts. The HonkyTonk kitchen features mouth-watering bar-b-que, steaks and burgers along with light meals. Billy Bob’s is a popular facility for conventions, groups, and parties accommodating from an intimate 20 to a Texas-size group of 6,000.
There’s plenty of time to enjoy the action of the Fort Worth Stock Show and still make it to a concert at Billy Bob’s! The February concert line up includes Josh Ward, Easton Corbin, Brothers Osborne, LaMafia, Corey Smith, Dwight Yoakam, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Shenandoah.
Come experience our Honky Tonk attitude, friendly Fort Worth hospitality, and truly unique atmosphere. Families are always welcome at Billy Bob’s where there’s fun for all ages every day and night.
The Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner in the 81 Club at Billy Bob’s takes a lighthearted trip back to the Wild West where laughs fly like bullets and hilarity is the law of the land. The evening includes an award-winning comedy murder mystery and a chef prepared deluxe gourmet buffet. $85 per person on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 or $60 per person on Sat., Feb. 16. Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m., www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
“Real Bulls, Not Steel Bulls” read the bumper stickers, a good natured swipe at Gilley’s, whose mechanical bull was a major focus of the movie Urban Cowboy. Instantly, the real bull riding inside the facility separated Billy Bob’s from any other club in the world. However, bull riding is a dangerous sport and Billy Bob’s requires competitors to be pro or semi-pro athletes with a valid rider’s card from a recognized bull riders sanctioning organization.