A Guide to Fort Worth for local and leisure travelers
From the moment you arrive in the Stockyards, you understand where Fort Worth’s “Cowtown” nickname comes from. Boasting rodeos, live music, and twice-daily cattle drives, the Stockyards are sure to take you on a journey of simple pleasures and genuine hospitality. Located just steps from Hotel Drover, explore the award-winning Mule Alley’s curated collection of Western wear shops and places to eat, entertainment and more. You won’t find a better place to stay within the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards than Hotel Drover.
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One of the newest additions in Fort Worth, Hotel Drover is considered the jewel of the Stockyards. Grab your posse and rent a private cabana to soak in views of The Backyard as you sip on seasonal cocktails and eat delicious bar bites. After exploring the city, come back to your Spa King room to relax in your soaking tub with Los Poblanos artisan bath products.
The Biscuit Bar
When visiting Texas, you’ll come to notice that everything tastes better on a biscuit. The Biscuit Bar, one of Hotel Drover’s one-of-a-kind neighbors, offers a brand new meaning to Southern hospitality. Grab a biscuit sandwich, some signature tater tots, and a cocktail to wash it all down – then have a seat and enjoy the view of Mule Alley. Don’t miss out on their Sunday brunch. Check out the menu and let your mouth water because homemade biscuits have never tasted better.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.1 miles
Billy Bob’s Texas
Put on your cowboy boots and head over to Billy Bob’s Texas, the World’s Largest Honky Tonk, for a legendary night. For over 40 years, Billy Bob’s has hosted the biggest names in country music and rock n’ roll. With over 100,000 square feet of space for live music, line dancing, bull riding, and more than 30 bar stations, you’re sure to have a good ol’ fashioned time. After perfecting your Texas two-step, you’ll be ready for a good night’s rest at Hotel Drover. Watch the story of Billy Bob’s Texas here.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.4 miles
If you’ve never heard of Texas tapas, you are in for a special treat. Sidesaddle Saloon, located in Mule Alley, is a charming delight. The craft cocktail bar serves bold drinks that pair perfectly with small plates. Savor Southern-inspired bites like the duck confit tacos, smoked brisket flatbread, or Gulf shrimp and grits. For those with a sweet tooth, enjoy a freshly baked pie or premium ice cream trio. It’s the finest saloon in Texas, just steps away from Hotel Drover!
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.2 miles
Panther Island Pavilion
One of Texas’ most versatile event venues, the Panther Island Pavilion is a unique place for all outdoor adventurists. Less than four miles from Hotel Drover, the Pavilion hosts all types of activities ranging from live entertainment, festivals, popular bike trails, kayaking, and sunbathing at the beach. If there’s a concert at the Pavillion while you’re here, it’s worth seeing on the only waterfront stage in Texas.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 3.4 miles
Second Rodeo Brewing
The Stockyards’ newest brewery celebrates Texas craft beer the only way the Lone Star State can. Serving delicious Texas-inspired food, it’s the place to sit back, relax, and enjoy time with your friends and family while listening to some good ol’ outlaw country and Texas blues. If you’re planning on bringing your pup along for a stay at Hotel Drover, Second Rodeo Brewing’s large dog-friendly outdoor beer garden will have your furry friend enjoying their time as much as you are. It’s the perfect place to bring a posse, turn up or kick back, and take in the scene. Plus, the beer’s top-notch too. After all, this ain’t their first rodeo, it’s their second.
Distance from Hotel Drover: 0.1 miles