Not everything is as it seems. Take High & Tight, for instance. Hidden behind a nondescript door at the back of the shop is a watering hole unlike any other in the city. Equipped with vintage barstools and 1920s decor, it could be straight out of the Prohibition Era. The craft cocktails, however, are definitely modern. On weekends, the bar’s vintage sofas are prime real estate. Grab a spot if you can and settle in for live music and silent movies.
Fortress Festival
As music festivals go in Big D, you’ve got Homegrown, you’ve got Old 97s County Fair and you’ve got Fortress Fest. While technically in Fort Worth (hence the name), Texas Monthly has called it “an arbiter of taste,” so let’s just go with it. Attendees are blessed with not only world-class music, but world-class art, and all in the heart of Fort Worth’s cultural district. The 2018 lineup included Observer favorites Father John Misty and Texas Gentlemen. It’s only two years old and has already earned these distinctions. Nowhere to go but up.

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