Despite being in the historical Fort Worth Stockyards with its tourist pull, The Basement Bar is a neighborhood bar, and literally in a basement. Small and casual, it offers live music from country to reggae, typically with no cover charge. Local historical cattle brands dot the weathered wood surrounding the bar, and ever-present are the horseshoe and cowboy boot décor one would expect in the area. Clientele ranges from young to old, dictated mainly by whatever band is playing. Beer tubs, shot girls and a waitstaff cater to heavier crowds on weekends, though bands perform five nights a week on a corner stage curtained in red velvet at this cozy locale.