What’s Up New Years Eve 2022

What’s Up New Years Eve 2022

HERE’S WHAT’S UP AROUND FORT WORTH FOR NEW YEARS EVE 2022!

Click on a link below to find out more information!

 

Randy Rogers at
Billy Bob’s Texas

Fort Worth Stockyards

Doors Open at 6 PM

Randy Rogers Band at The World’s Largest Honky Tonk-what a great way to ring in the New Year! We look forward to Ringing in the New Year with Randy Rogers Band, Saturday, December 31, 2022. Billy Bob’s Texas offers a one of a kind experience in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards! 

Randy Rogers at 10:00 PM on the Main Stage
Todd Stewart at 8:00 PM on the Honky Tonk Stage

New Year’s Rockin Eve
Party with Def Leggend
& Mid-Night Ranger
at Fat Daddy’s 

Year In, Year Out, Fat Daddy’s rolls out one of the best New Year’s celebration across DFW.  Don’t miss Fat Daddy’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Def Leggend and Mid-Night Ranger, a tribute to Night Ranger. Table includes bottle of Champagne and party favors.

$50 VIP Table for 2 -or- $100 VIP Table for 4

*Limited capacity. Advance ticket purchase required.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
New Year’s Eve Concert:  A Tribute to Abba  

Bass Performance Hall, Sundance Square

They’re so entertaining, you’ll be chanting “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme” more and springing from your seat like the “Dancing Queen” you truly are. With sold-out shows at the famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and Highland Park in Chicago, it’s easy to see why many critics agree this group is the most amazing and authentic ABBA tribute show in the world. Ring in your new year with an evening of one of the greatest pop phenomena!

A BULLISH NYE:  PBR Touring Pro Division Bull Riding 

Cowtown Coliseum

Friday, Dec 30th &
New Year’s Eve Saturday, Dec 31
st

Two nights filled with non-stop bull riding action!! See the top riders in Texas compete for points and payouts in two exciting rounds each day.  

Tickets to attend the PBR Cowtown Classic events at the Cowtown Coliseum start at $35 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum Box Office or online here.

New Year’s Eve with the Dallas Symphony

Dallas

The Dallas Symphony’s tribute to the Viennese tradition returns to the Meyerson. Toast the New Year with lively waltzes from the Strauss dynasty, honoring the most prestigious of New Year’s musical traditions.  Enjoy dinner and a concert for $99 per person! Use promo code NYE99.

New Years Eve Party
&
Cheek to Cheek Concert!

Downtown Cowtown
at The Isis Theatre

Fort Worth Stockyards

A New Year’s Eve prohibition era celebration at Downtown Cowtown at the Isis featuring Legends performers Sharon Owens as Lady Gaga and Steve Leeds as Tony Bennett!

Ring in the new year in style with this prohibition era celebration that will last all evening, culminating in a champagne toast at midnight! Come dressed in period style and receive discounts on our specialty classic cocktails all evening.

Doors open all day with festivities starting around 7. Come get a cocktail and mingle with the stars. Catch a photo with them while listening to the cool music provided by the jazz trio on stage. Or perhaps make a suggestion to Steve one of your favorite “rat pack” renditions, and he may take the stage early for a few special request songs.

“Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett” will take to the stage around 8:30 singing all of your favorite songs. They will take a brief intermission to allow you to replenish your drinks at either of our beautiful bars. They will then continue on leading up to a New Year’s Toast to remember. The bars will stay open and will have a champagne toast ready for you at the appropriate time.

Tickets include champagne (or a sparkling nonalcoholic beverage) for your midnight toast!

Ring in the New Year with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Cultural District

Five, four, three, two, one…NOON! The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is hosting a New Year celebration fit for the whole family at Noon Year’s Eve on Saturday, December 31 from 10 AM – 12 PM. Noon Year’s Eve will feature an exciting slate of New Year-themed activities at a kid-friendly time – NOON!

• Make your own confetti popper and noise maker!
• Decorate your party wear with a Noon Year’s Eve hat!
• Write your New Year’s resolution on ribbon and add it to our confetti pile!
• Explore New Year’s Eve inspired items and animals from our History and Science Collections!
• And so much more!

The event is included with the price of admission. Although the event ends at 12 PM, the Museum will remain open until 5 PM.

New Year’s Weekend Live
at Texas Live!

Arlington

Ring in the new year at the biggest NYE celebration in DFW! Presented by Miller Lite and Hendricks. New Year’s Eve Live! at Texas Live! will be a celebration filled with live entertainment, delicious food options, tasty drinks selections, instagrammable installations, champagne toasts, and more!

Celebrate through the ages at NYE Live! as every venue within Texas Live! will feature uniquely themed décor and entertainment from iconic periods of time. Choose from a variety of packages to curate your New Year’s Eve experience at the number-one party in the metroplex!

NYE Live! offers convenient access to transportation, parking, and hotels – making it easier than ever for you to plan a fun and safe celebration!

Epic Family
New Year’s Eve
at Epic Waters

Grand Prairie

The Epic Waters Crew will be sending off 2022 and ringing in 2023 with a New Year’s Eve celebration like you’ve never seen before!

Join us for a New Year’s Eve party complete with circus and aerial performances, hula dancing, interactive games, and much more, America’s Favorite Epic Family New Year will be a celebration to remember!

Lola’s Fort Worth Presents

New Years Eve Party With Special Guest: Charlie Bassham & Guthrie Kennard

TCU District

NYE at Magnolia Motor Lounge

Joey Green & Erik Wills 

West 7th Street

NYE with Squeezebox Bandits and Matt Hilyer at The Post at River East

Race Street

Ring in the new year with Squeezebox Bandits at The Post at River East.

Tables must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.

All ages welcome.

All tickets include complimentary champagne toast and black eyed peas at midnight.

 

NYE Party with Red Young & His Hot Horns at Scat Jazz Lounge

Sundance Square

We are having THE party for New Year’s Eve, we’re bringing in 2023 with a bang. There is nothing like ringing in the New Year at Scat Jazz Lounge. Its simply the coolest way to celebrate. This year we have another fantastic show for you with the incomparable sounds of Red Young & His Hot Horns. Featuring Red on Hammond Organ and Vocals, John Bryant on drums and the Hot Horns, it will be a swinging & grooving night. Red will have you smiling as you sip on a classic cocktail and welcome another new year in style. Please dress to impress. Don’t forget that there are plenty of great hotels in walking distance from Scat, so make a night of it. Tickets include admission, party favors, finger foods & champagne toast at midnight. Dinner will not be served. Please note a ticket is for the entire table and all the seats that come with it. Doors at 8pm. 

New Year’s Eve at Tulips FTW

Black Tie Dynasty with FIT, Phantomelo, Dome Dwellers

Near Southside

Jeffrey Smith New Year’s Eve Party at Ridglea Theater

Camp Bowie District

NYE 2021 West 7th Bar Crawl

West 7th Street

 El Chingon Bad Ass
FW NYE 2022

West 7th Street

The nightlife hotspot will count down to 2022 with dancing, DJs, drinks, dishes and champagne. From 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., partygoers can dance into the new year to live DJs including Danny West, Shadowman, ETX and more.  General admission tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online here. Ticket holders must arrive between 6-10 p.m.

New Year’s Eve with Squeezebox Bandits and Keegan McInroe at Post at River East

Race Street

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Pete’s Piano Bar

Downtown Fort Worth

New Year’s Eve with The Dallas Stars

Dallas Stars vs San Jose Sharks

American Airlines Center, Dallas

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Haunted Houses & Halloween Events

Haunted Houses & Halloween Events

Whether you are looking for a good scare, or just looking for some good wholesome family Halloween fun for the entire family, What’s Up Fort Worth has you covered.  From Boo at the Zoo to your favorite haunted houses, and a whole slate of fun AND scary outings across Fort Worth and the entire DFW metroplex,  you have plenty of things to do to whet your Halloween appetite.  Family Fun or Adult Outing…it’s all right here.

Fort Worth Zoo Boo at the Zoo

1989 Colonial Parkway · Fort Worth, Texas 76110 

October 28th, 29th & 30th.  4:30pm-7:30pm

Enjoy treat stations, themed entertainment, animal shows and more. This festive daytime event is free with Zoo admission or membership and packed with fun for the whole family. Click HERE for Boo at the Zoo details

Treat Street Stockyards Spooktacular Halloween Festival

October 31st | 5pm-7pm

Swap your cowboy hat for a witch’s broom and head to the Fort Worth Stockyards for the Treat Street Stockyards Spooktacular Halloween Festival. Children 12 and under wearing costumes can get their candy fix trick-or-treating at participating Mule Alley and Stockyards Station retailers sporting a pumpkin in their windows. At the costume contest, ghosts, goblins and ghouls are invited to walk the runway and compete for goodie bags filled with spooky surprises at 6:15 (ages 0-5) and 6:30 p.m. (ages 6-12). Other activities include face painting and the Legends of Texas Spooktacular, a comedy Halloween-themed gunfight show starring some of the season’s most sinister monsters. Learn more HERE.

Oakwood Cemetery’s Saints & Sinners Tour

October 29th & 30th, 1pm & 3:30pm

Guided walking tours where 6 of Oakwood Cemetery’s “residents” tell their life stories. Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 29th and 30th at 1:00 & 3:30 pm on each day. Oakwood was started at 1701 Grand Ave. by John Peter Smith in 1879. Oakwood has a century old chapel, casket vaults and historic monuments under huge oak trees. Adults $15, students/children $10. www.stockyardsmuseum.org  or 817 5082 for more information.

Click here for details.

Cutting Edge Haunted House in Fort Worth

1701 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102

2022 Open Dates:  September 30th, October 1, 7-9, 14-15, 21-23, 27-31 & November 5th

Cutting Edge Haunted House, a Fort Worth, Texas Haunted Attraction, is a real haunted house. Cutting Edge is a dark attraction filled with terrifying live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters. Cutting Edge Haunted House is an intense, multi-story, multi-themed haunted attraction that is widely considered to be one of the best Haunted Houses in the nation, full of chilling detail and unbelievable scares!

Located in a 100-year-old abandoned meat packing plant in a section of Fort Worth historically dubbed as “Hell’s Half Acre,” the Cutting Edge Haunted House is built upon a foundation of fear. The meat packing equipment from the Old West is still in use, but now it is a two-story human processing area. Realistic looking human mannequins are hoisted up to the second level and brought through the entire meat packing process until the conveyor system brings the butchered corpses back to the first level. The old meat-packing plant in downtown Fort Worth is a great home for the fantastic special effects that our loyal customers have come to expect.

It takes visitors an average 55 minutes to explore Cutting Edge Haunted House. This walk-through haunted house is frighteningly realistic.

Cutting Edge Haunted House has established a reputation for being one of the best haunted houses in the country. Cutting Edge Haunted House, a Guinness World Record holder, is one of America’s best and largest haunted houses. Come see what new horrors lurk in the twisting corridors of Fort Worth’s ultimate haunted house.

https://www.cuttingedgehauntedhouse.com/

 

Hangman’s House of Horrors

4400 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76106

September 30th – October 31st 

Hangman’s is proudly located in our home town and birthplace, Ft Worth, Texas.   Our location is a 100+ year old military base that was built as a helium production plant in the early 1910’s.  Many believe this was only a guise and in actuality the site was used as grounds for other top secret purposes.  Much of the information about “Helium Production Plant No. 1” is classified, so it all remains a mystery.

https://hangmans.com/tickets

 

Moxley Manor Haunted House in Bedford

510 Harwood Road, in Bedford, Texas 76021.

September 30th – October 31st 

Moxley Manor Haunted House returns this fall, bringing you three haunted houses for one price! In addition to Moxley Manor, we bring you our mind blowing 3D Haunted House Big Top Terror and Regans Revenge. Voted one of DFW’s Scariest Haunted Houses in 2018 & must see Haunted House of 2019.

 http://moxleymanor.com/

 

Screams in Waxahachie
2511 FM 66
Waxahachie, TX 75167

Screams Halloween Theme Park is open each Friday & Saturday, September 30 – October 29, 2022 from 7:00pm – 1:00am.

Screams Halloween Theme Park is 5 Haunted Houses and a Whole Lot more providing the ultimate Halloween experience in the D/FW Metroplex!  Each haunted house has a different theme including the all-new Bootlegger’s Bayou.  And there’s so much more! The all-new Cool Ghoul Boolevard and exciting live entertainment on the Screams main stage. Plus, you don’t want to miss the Rottingwood Cemetery, the DJ spinning tunes at the Taboo Tavern Stage, Scary-Oke, or the games of skill for an entire night of Halloween Fun!

When you are ready to take a break, partake in some food & drink or shop for some great Halloween swag at the Screams shops. Enjoy a drink at the all-new Headless Horseman Tavern (yes, we serve alcohol for those 21+) and other pubs. Grab a bite to eat at the Food Court, Full Moon Cafe, or the all-new 13th Hour Bakery.

All 5 haunted houses, the Rottingwood Cemetery, all-new Cool Ghoul Boolevard, stage entertainment, and Scary-Oke are included in your admission price. To cut the wait times in half, there are a limited number of Fast Passes available each night. Screams is designed for ages 16+ and is not recommended for young children.

Click Here for SCREAMS details

 

Fort Worth Stockyards Ghost Tour

Located in Mule Alley in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards at
128 E. Exchange Ave., Suite 610, Fort Worth, Texas 76164 

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nights (year-round)

The Paranormal Activity in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the most active and written about in the United States.

Our Ghost Tour takes you on a walking tour through the Fort Worth Stockyards, where we will share stories of paranormal activity as well as detailed history of the Stockyards.  The Bordello’s, the shoot outs, the hangings and much more!

Some of the stops along your tour will include The Cadillac Hotel, Miss Molly’s B & B (as seen on the Discovery Channel), The Stockyards Hotel and many more.

The tours leave promptly on time, so please allow plenty of time to park and arrive at the winery.  

Join us for a memorable, fun and entertaining tour!  Click on the reservation tab to purchase your tickets and book your tour.

Private tours for 10 or more are available.  Call the winery at 817-626-1011 to inquire.

https://www.cowtownwinery.com/ghost-tours-index#ghost-tours

 

Spooktacular Fall Festival

October 29th 10am-2pm

Medical City Alliance is pleased to present the 2022 Spooktacular Fall Festival Celebration. This year marks our eighth year to host this event, so we are so excited to welcome our neighbors back! This year’s event will be an in-person event, hosted under the tents located in the SW corner of the main parking lot.

This year will feature superhero themed costumes and backdrops. Come dressed as your favorite superhero! While you are here, enjoy music, free food and drink, trick or treating, face painting, games, a pumpkin decorating contest, and more!

The costume contest will be back once again, so attendees are encouraged to dress up and compete for the best costume award given every hour

Click here for details.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

September 24th – October 31st 

 It’s Thrills by Day, Chills by Night during HALLOWFEST, every weekend through October 31st.

Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever!

Dare to enter the Halloween event of the season, featuring family-friendly attractions during the day…and thrills once the sun goes down.

https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/events/fright-fest

 

Trick R Treat Trains

Saturday, October 29th 

705 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX

Knock Knock…Whoooo Whoooo…Halloween fun for all ages! Celebrate Halloween and practice your trick ‘r treating skills with a trip back in time onboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Trick ‘R Treat Trains! These do not travel to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Your Trick ‘R Treat Train experience includes:
• A prepackaged bag of treats
• A Halloween storybook reading
• A fun interactive game

Make sure your little ones wear their favorite costume!

https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad/events/trick-r-treat-trains/

 

Thrillvania Haunted House Park-Terrell

Thrillvania Haunted House Park is located about 33 miles east of Dallas, Texas at
Interstate 20 and Wilson Road in Terrell, Texas 75161

Oct 8-9, 14-15, 21-22, 28-31 and Nov 5

3 Amazing Haunted Houses / 50 Haunted Acres

SEPARATED, THEY LIVE TO HAUNT THOSE WHO DARE TO VISIT DURING SUCH UNCERTAIN TIMES.

If you are serious about Halloween and your annual trips around DFW for your annual scare, it’s worth the short jaunt to Terrell, Texas.

https://thrillvania.com/

 

Frights N Lights Frisco

October 1-31

Dr Pepper Ballpark

Frights’n Lights: the ULTIMATE Halloween adventure where ghouls glow, spirits shine and things go “bump” in the light! Frights’n Lights is an Instagram-worthy spookyland, choc-full of “phantasmic” photo ops, bridging the gap between pumpkin patches and the gore of haunted houses. Encounter thousands of shining, intricately carved jack-o-lanterns and a creepy cast of iconic, spine-chilling stars brought to life by a ghoulish gallery of giant-sized lanterns and lights. Add to that a haunted host of games, The Headless Horseman’s Haunted Hay Maze, thematic rides, creepy crafts, frightening food and drink, and it’s no wonder why Frights’n Lights is the most eagerly anticipated family fall attraction in the DFW metroplex!

Click here for details.

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Fort Worth Oktoberfest at Trinity Park!

Fort Worth Oktoberfest at Trinity Park!

Fort Worth Oktoberfest Logo

Tickets go on Sale for the Fort Worth Oktoberfest Authentic German festival to be held at Trinity Park September 22-24, 2022.

Tickets are on sale now for Fort Worth Oktoberfest – a three-day Munich-style celebration of German culture. Early online ticket purchases are guaranteed a free 2022 commemorative Oktoberfest stein.

Fort Worth Oktoberfest guests enjoy traditional German food, bier, live music, dancing, shopping vendors and much more. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with carnival rides, dachshund races, bier barrel rolling, stein hoist competitions, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include German polka and party bands, on multiple stages. This year’s lineup includes Grammy nominated Alex Meixner, Alpenmusikanten, Chardon Polka Band, Das Ist Lustig, Ginny Mac, Mike and the Middletones, Walburg Boys, Nick Ballarini and Keine Kunst Folk Dance Troupe.

Spaten will be on tap, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens. Shopping vendors will be on hand with traditional German Lederhosen and Dirndls and a variety of other German accessories.

Festival tickets range from $10-$20 and are available for purchase online through September 24. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2022 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult.

Visit www.fortworthoktoberfest.com for festival information and to purchase tickets. Fort Worth Oktoberfest is presented by Spaten and benefits Fort Worth Park and Recreation. Supporting sponsors are KDFW Fox 4, 95.9 The Ranch and 92.1 Hank FM.

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Fred’s Texas Café CEO: From Dishrags to Carrying the Moneybags

Fred’s Texas Café CEO: From Dishrags to Carrying the Moneybags

Article written by John Henry and originally published here by Fort Worth, Inc.

As it concerns life-changing events, taking over Fred’s Texas Café as CEO or even moving from the sacred ground of the original location are down Quincy Wallace’s list of those kinds of big things.

Pondering a future with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, no feeling on his left side, and an inability to walk were not only life changing but a gut puncher.

It all started like a “hangover that wouldn’t go away,” he recalls.

Image Credit: Crystal Wise

Twelve years after that diagnosis, Quincy is leading a full life — let’s call it his best life — fully mobile and functioning, and, yes, the CEO of Fred’s Texas Café, which he is leading into a new era of a glorious Fred’s history in Fort Worth.

How he scaled to the mountaintop of the Fred’s institution is a story all its own. Fred’s, which has earned prestige for its unconventionality, is among the few places it could have happened. Everybody has a tale about Fred’s.

This one happens to be true.

Since the unfortunate advent of the five-day workweek, people have gotten out of bed in the morning, washed their face, brushed their teeth, and headed out for a job with some kind of ambition. For some, it was to earn money to pay the bills, put a roof over a family’s head, or eat. For others, it was to rule the world. Or try to.

Quincy’s hopes and dreams when he took a job at Fred’s, not quite 25 years ago, was far simpler but not uncommon for a guy who was then in his 20s with a wolfish appetite for a good time.

“I needed beer money,” he says. “I owned a head shop and was broke and needed beer money. And Terry needed a dishwasher on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.”

Meet Quincy Wallace, age 47, a Fort Worth and Fred’s native.

From the head up, you could mistake him for Teddy Roosevelt, with the pronounced mustache out of the lawless Wild West, with a cowboy hat seemingly permanently affixed to his head. A distinguished chortle will turn a mood ring at-ease blue in mere seconds.

And he is a fantastic feller — that’s the way Will Rogers would have said it — who would give the shirt off his back for you. An Oklahoman remembers recently those dark days in 2013 when an F5 tornado again found room to operate in Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 during a destructive, unwelcome visit. Up from Texas drove Quincy and his wife Melynda with tanks of gas for welders to cut up twisted and defeated steel.

Quincy is the new face of Fred’s, taking over the role from Terry Chandler, the famed outlaw chef who is still cooking — and fishing and surfing — but in another part of the world after having decided to retire from Fred’s and the continental U.S. generally.

“He has come a long way from cramming toothpicks in the cigarette machine to relocating the whole restaurant,” Chandler says of the precocious Quincy he knew as a toddler. They both grew up, Quincy eventually joining Chandler, 10 years or so his senior, cooking on chuckwagons and “just being wild asses.”

If you know Fred’s, you know Fred’s, which made 10 o’clock closing time at one point on Friday and Saturday nights because “we liked to go drinking, too. How the hell do you get to a bar if you close at midnight?” (They’re back open on Friday and Saturday until midnight, by the way.)

The criticism of Fred’s in recent years was that it had lost some of its identity. Though Fred’s North and the original Fred’s were the same, they weren’t. Quincy owned the north location and Chandler the original. They were partners, but the two stores were solely independent of one another. The store on Bluebonnet Circle marked a third opening.

They tried to create an umbrella with a kind of corporate-type makeover that caused more issues than it solved.

Quincy is now The Guy, currently up to his elbows in alligators opening the new Fred’s Texas Café, which is set to unfurl the welcome mat to guests later this month. This newest and perhaps most anticipated incarnation of the property at 7101 Camp Bowie West Blvd., best known to West Siders as the site of Steak and Ale, the noted casual dining chain of restaurateur Norman Brinker.

He has hired Fabian Alvarado as head chef, carrying on what Chandler built in the kitchen and ensuring consistency of the brand. This new Fred’s Texas Café won’t be the last, either. Quincy says he has expansion plans.

He and his contractors last month were in the midst of “taking the Steak and Ale out of” the building. The only thing remaining will be the fireplaces.

“They’re everywhere,” he says.

He declined an expert in the field and designed the layout of the new store all himself. It cost him a lot of sleep. “I wouldn’t do that again,” he says.

One room will be a shrine of sorts to the original Fred’s, Texas, on Currie Street. The announcement that Fred’s on Currie was closing was comparable to a spokesman on the moon announcing that the moon was going away.

It was hard for Quincy, too. He grew up at the original Fred’s.

Carter Wallace, his father, owned a cabinetry shop next door and was a regular at Fred’s, as well as its predecessor, Ken’s.

“I predate the Chandler family at the Currie Street shop,” he says. “My mom would let me out of the house on Saturdays with my dad, who would take me to Ken’s. Fred’s original cook, Gracie, she worked at Ken’s, too. She would make me pancakes with a smiley face drawn with syrup. I’ve been in that building my whole life.”

Quincy really did merely plan to make some beer money when he went to work at Fred’s as a dishwasher, but circumstances being as finicky as they are, it turned out far differently. Like the new building on Camp Bowie, Quincy’s need of beer money turned into his dream job.

“My path is wild because … I hate to say this isn’t my dream job because it is. I just never knew it was my dream job,” says Quincy, whose first job when he left Arlington Heights at age 17 was at a construction site where he operated a broom. “It just turned out to be.”

He had always been friends with Chandler, so there was an inherent trust the two had. When a bartender quit or was fired — he doesn’t remember — Quincy, by then in real estate, picked up those shifts. Before long, he was working the bar every night.

Then Chandler wanted Saturdays off. Quincy became the manager on Saturday nights. Eventually he added the title of general manager after Chandler’s parents, JD and Gari, who bought the restaurant in 1978, retired in 2004.

“In real estate, it’s feast or famine,” he says, recalling picking up a shift behind the bar. “It was probably a famine week, and I needed some cash. So, I’m a bartender now. Eventually, I was real estate in the daytime and a bartender at night. That’s cool. I’m putting back some money.”

Quincy gave up alcohol with his MS diagnosis. Changed everything, he says, including his diet. He’s healthier now than he was 12 years ago, he says. He also participates in the annual MS 150 bicycle ride, which raises money to combat the disease as well as awareness.

However, there’s no mistaking the moral of this story: It’s amazing what happens when you need a little beer money.

Article written by John Henry and originally published here by Fort Worth, Inc.

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Your Father’s Day Activity Guide!

Let’s Hang with Dad This Weekend!

The Best Guide to Father’s Day Activities in Fort Worth

 

Be sure to check the websites below regularly for any updates to hours of operation and/or specific policies and guidelines.

 

Whiskey or Beer…Never Fear!

Make it easy on yourself and on Dad.  Year In, Year Out, it’s never a bad idea to take Dad to one of the great local breweries on the Fort Worth Ale Trail.  If you think he needs something a little stronger, there is no shortage of distilleries in and around Fort Worth.

And if he absolutely has to do something with a little more activity to it, we have some ideas for that too!

Brewery Ideas For Dad

NEAR SOUTHSIDE

Rahr & Sons Brewery

https://rahrbrewing.com/

 

Hop Fusion Ale Works

http://hopfusionaleworks.com/

 

Wild Acre Brewing

https://www.wildacrebrewing.com/

 

PANTHER ISLAND

Panther Island Brewing

http://pantherislandbrewing.com/

 

DOWNTOWN

Cowtown Brewery

https://www.cowtownbrewco.com/

 

MANSFIELD

Dirty Job Brewing

https://www.dirtyjobbrewing.com/

 

ARLINGTON

Division Brewing

https://divisionbrewing.com/

 

Legal Draft

http://www.legaldraftbeer.com/

 

KELLER

Shannon Brewing Company

https://shannonbrewing.com/

 

Distillery Ideas For Dad

Trinity River Distillery

http://trinityriverdistillery.com/home/

 

Firestone & Robertson Distillery aka Whiskey Ranch

https://www.frdistilling.com/whiskey-ranch/ 

 

Acre Distilling

http://acredistilling.com/

 

Blackland Distilling

https://blacklandfw.com/home

 

Blackeyed Vodka

https://www.blackeyed.vodka/

 

Experience the Fort Worth’s Live Music Scene with Dad

Check out all the opportunities to enjoy the best Live Music that the FORT has to offer. 

https://whatsupfortworth.com/live-music/

 

Rodeo Time For Dad

The Fort Worth Stockyards offers 3 days of Rodeo action this Father’s Day Weekend at Cowtown Coliseum.  Get there early and stroll through Mule Alley!

 

Friday-Stockyards Championship Rodeo:  https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/71968896/20220617193000?r=https://whatsupfortworth.com/rodeo/#event=71968896;instance=20220617193000&popup=1

Saturday-Bill Pickett Rodeo:  https://calendar.time.ly/8y8ii8v6/event/71968900/20220618133000?r=https://whatsupfortworth.com/rodeo/#event=71968900;instance=20220618133000&popup=1

Sunday-PBR Challenger Tour Series:

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Want to do More than just Sit Around with Dad?

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https://topgolf.com/us/fort-worth/

https://www.alleycatsbowl.com/

https://pinstripes.com/fort-worth-texas

 

Take Dad for a Bike Ride Along the Trinity Trails

If you missed this opportunity with Mom, The Trinity Trails is always a great family outing.  Extending through Fort Worth for over 70 miles along the Trinity River, The Trinity Trails is a wonderful trek for hikers, bikers, runners, and horseback riders and a great way to spend time with Dad.

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Stockyard Ghost Tours Happen Every Thursday and Saturday

The Paranormal Activity in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is one of the most active and written about in the United States.

The Stockyard Ghost Tour takes you on a 90 minute walking tour through the Fort Worth Stockyards, where you will hear stories of paranormal activity as well as detailed history of the Stockyards.  The Bordello’s, the shoot outs, the hangings and much more!

Treat Dad to a memorable, fun and entertaining tour!  

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For the Bold & The Brave

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