Sundance Square is the heart of downtown Fort Worth. It is a 35-block area filled with restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, and hot nightspots. It buzzes with activity as thousands of feet crisscross its red brick streets, courtyard, and plaza filled with lush landscape.
If people watching is your thing, then you will want to hang out at Del Frisco’s Grille for dinner. It is located in the heart of Ft. Worth in the Sundance Square Plaza on E. 3rd st. and Commerce. Ask for a seat outside where you can watch people meandering with their dogs, couples walking hand in hand and children playing in the distant waterspout fountain garden.
Del Frisco’s Grille has a delicious menu. Some of their palette tantalizing plates are cheese steak egg rolls drizzled with sweet & spicy chili sauce, ahi tacos with tuna tartar and a spicy citrus mayo sauce for the appetizers. For the main course, the lamb burger with roasted tomatoes, arugula and tzatziki sauce or the juicy and tender filet mignon, available in either an 8oz or 12oz option! Regardless what you choose they are all excellent choices! With such a savory dinner menu, of course they also have a decadent dessert menu as well! My recommendation would be the Nutella bread pudding with coffee ice cream and a caramel sauce. Not big on chocolate? Try the lemon doberge 6 layer Cake with lemon buttercream icing and lemon glaze.
Take the Elevator Down
No trip to Sundance Square is complete without experiencing some of the live entertainment available within the square. Scat Jazz Lounge is a favorite for live music.
This cool cat speakeasy is located in the basement of the historic Woolworth building. It transports you back in time to the speakeasies of the 30’s in New York City with its dark wood trim and swanky atmosphere. Since it was so intriguing I will pass on to you the directions that we were given. “Go to Sundance Square, look for the alley with the red neon light, then take the elevator down”. With directions like, our curiosity was peeked, we had to check it out!
Check it out we did! There are no tv’s on the walls, no neon signs to disrupt the swanky feeling you get while listening to live music sipping on a Whisky Sour, Martini or Old Fashioned. With live shows on every night of the week except Mondays, there is a jazz style for everyone.
Four Day Weekend
Another amazing Sundance Square must see is the Four Day Weekend comedy group. Herald as the “Whose Line is it Anyway” of the Americas, Four Day Weekend is the longest-running show in the Southwest. They perform live shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and 10pm from audience suggestions and participation. Four Day Weekend’s 212-seat theater is located at 312 Houston St. and is within steps from many eating establishments both casual and upscale.
Sundance Square is a beautiful location for a romantic evening stroll. Finally, take a few moments to watch the light show on massive umbrellas, have a evening coffee nightcap from Starbucks – which by the way, is located conveniently in the Square. Sit at a table watch the water jets shoot vertically in rhythmic patterns to music and lights. It is common to see children playing on the outskirts of the fountains trying to dodge the next spray of water. It is a good spot to people watch and carry on a quiet conversation.
Not ready call it a night? Never fear! Sundance Square is reminiscent of New Orleans. There are open-air bands belting out their tunes encouraging people to dance! As you can see, there is no reason to rush home, meander, take your time, enjoy the sights and sounds of Sundance Square.