Fort Worth of today is far removed from the cowboy trading post it once was, and now offers a world of nightlife and entertainment from dining and dancing to comedy nightclubs. You can shoot miniature golf, go shopping along a bustling high street, see a rodeo or take in a film at a drive-in theatre.

    This town has a wealth of fun and adventure to be had whether you're catching a jazz concert or heading to a virtual reality arcade. Check out the 10 best things to do after dinner in Fort Worth for families, couples, or individual travellers alike.

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    Sundance Square

    Catch a live concert right in the town square

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    • Couples
    • Families

    Sundance Square is located right in the heart of city centre Forth Worth and is a nightlife area that's pedestrian-friendly and always hopping with bars, shops, and events all year long.

    You can catch live concerts and entertainment at the Sundance Square Plaza, head for the Performance all to catch an opera or ballet, or stroll with your loved one through the Fort Worth Water Gardens park and walk past waterfalls and pools. You can head for any of the many bars and nightclubs in the district and party or dance the night away, or hit some of the local clothing stores to shop for a new outfit.

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    Hidden Valley Miniature Golf

    Shoot a round of challenging putt-putt puzzle golf

    • Families

    Hidden Valley Miniature golf is about 25 minutes northeast of the city centre and offers a full putt putt course, video game room, pavilions and more. Best of all, it's open after dinner in the evenings, which means there's a wealth of family friendly fun to be had not far away from the core of dining and shopping in city centre.

    Each hole is immaculately maintained with fun bank shots, water traps, and tricky puzzles to solve. It doesn't matter whether you're a kid or an adult of any age, Hidden Valley Miniature Golf is ready to put a smile on your face.

    Location: 8621 Jacksboro Hwy, Lakeside, TX 76135, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday from noon to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 817-237-5463

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    West 7th Street

    Visit a busy shopping, dining, and entertainment hub

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    • Couples
    • Families

    West 7th Street is a high street business hub of dining, shopping, and entertainment that crosses into the Upper West Side of Fort Worth from Moticello through University Park. This long stretch of road offers some of the most popular clubs, bars, and restaurants in Fort Worth so it's a great place for those after dinner libations at places like Angelo's, Chimy''s Cerveceria, Bahama Buck's, and others.

    On this stretch you'll also find a wide range of stores and shops from big box, big name stores to small boutiques. It's a good option whether you're looking for a cocktail or just to take a walk in the lights and life of the city at night.

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    Stockyards Rodeo

    Cheer on the cowboys riding bucking broncos

    • Families

    Stockyards Rodeo is located just 10 minutes north of the town square and is amongst the only year-round full rodeo shows in the world. The stockyards are open daily for tours and fun, but the rodeo shows are the real attraction and they take place every Friday and Saturday night with a two-hour extravaganza that delivers what the Rodeo claims is an "authentic Western Cowboy experience."

    You'll experience the excitement of cowboys riding bucking broncos and the laughs of Rodeo clowns between riding. It's a fun and exciting adventure that's family friendly and should appeal to anyone of any age.

    Location: 121 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm, Friday–Saturday from 6.30 pm to 12 am

    Phone: +1 817-625-1025

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    Coyote Drive-In

    Catch a film at a classic drive-in theatre

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    • Couples
    • Families

    The Coyote Drive-In is located just a 15 minute walk north of city centre Fort Worth and shows double features of classic and current blockbuster films with prices by the car. In addition to great films, the drive-in has a walk-up pavilion where you can get snacks from popcorn and drinks to hot dogs, pizza, sweets, and even craft brews, wine, and cider, and where you can relax before or during the show.

    It's even possible to book the entire drive-in for a party or private event managed by the venue's event team. If the kids get bored, they will enjoy the on-site playground area.

    Location: 223 NE 4th St, Fort Worth, TX 76164, USA

    Open: Hours vary by showtimes

    Phone: +1 817-717-7767

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    Four Day Weekend

    Watch real life improv theatre games

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    Four Day Weekend is an improvisational comedy troupe made up of experienced stand-up comics who have been entertaining Fort Worth since 1997. It's located right in the heart of city centre, less than 5 minutes' walk from the city centre.

    In addition to three scheduled shows every week, the theatre includes a bar where you can enjoy a few cocktails before and during the show. Fans of improv comedy on television will enjoy taking in many of the familiar "theatre sports" portrayed on hit TV shows, all done live with full audience participation.

    Location: 312 Houston St #7404, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA

    Open: Friday from 7 pm to 11.30 pm, Saturday from 6 pm to 12 am (Closed Sunday–Thursday)

    Phone: +1 817-226-4329

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    Hyena's Comedy Night Club

    Laugh the night away to national and local comics

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    Hyena's Comedy Nightclub is the longest-running comedy club in the city of Fort Worth and showcases acclaimed comics, both new and national stars. It's directly in the heart of Fort Worth right at the city centre. Some of the comedians who have showcased here include Nick Guerra, Chris Porter, Jasmine Ellis, and many others.

    The club offers regular open mic nights where you can catch new and rising stars or even try your own hand at stand up and hosts many national comdy tours.

    Location: 425 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA

    Open: Thursday–Saturday from 7 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +1 817-877-5233

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    Scat Jazz Lounge

    Chill out in an authentic 1920s speakeasy

    • Nightlife

    Scat Jazz Lounge is a throwback Jazz bar that's located in a subterranean space reminiscent of a 1920s speakeasy with live music from local and national acts. It's designed to evoke the feel of the Roaring Twenties and is situated within an historic building that once housed a Woolworth department store.

    It's an adult club built to offer great craft cocktails with dark, swanky, and comfortable surroundings with art deco and wood accents combined with red velvet curtains for a true and complete Jazz Age experience.

    Location: 111 W 4th St # 11, Fort Worth, TX 76102, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday from 7 pm to 2 am, Friday–Saturday from 6 pm to 2 am (Closed Mondays)

    Phone: +1 817-870-9100

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    West Magnolia Avenue

    Hit the LGBTQ+ friendly bohemian area

    • Food
    • Nightlife
    • Unusual

    West Magnolia Avenue is located on Fort Worth's southside and is an LGBTQ-friendly, hip and bohemian area that's full of eclectic bars and nightclubs, cafes, diners, vegan eateries, and more. AS you walk the streets of this trendy area you can stop at a café that makes hot cocoa infused with Madagascar vanilla beans or coffee mixed with Coca-Cola. You can stop off at a craft barbecue store for a brisket. You can head for a local wine tasting room, a unique ice cram parlour, or even a glass blowing art gallery. This area has a wealth of diverse options for your after-dinner evening entertainment.

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    Fixation VR

    Get lost in a virtual world of adventure

    • Families
    • Unusual

    Fixation VR is a unique video arcade that allows you to engage all of your senses in video games set within entire virtual reality worlds. It's located about 16 minutes northeast of the city centre and is open by appointment. In a virtual reality experience, you'll put on a headset and equipped with controllers that vibrate, and you're surrounded by a digital world with which you can interact directly as you go through the game.

    Prices are determined by how long of a session the user wishes to book from 30 minutes to 120 minutes, and the facility can be booked for parties and private events. During your session you can play as many different games as you like.

    Location: 538 W Harwood Rd, Hurst, TX 76054, USA

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 11.30 pm

    Phone: +1 682-404-6445

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