A new take on corporate teambuilding: Put fun back in your monthly meetings


Is happy hour just not enough anymore to get your coworkers in good spirits with one another? We at the Fort Worth Business Press have compiled a list of places to eat, drink, quiz, escape and get to know your associates.

To avoid the hectic lifestyle of office buildings, spend time outdoors relaxing with your coworkers at these Fort Worth destinations. In downtown, grab a lunch in Sundance Square and sit outside or bring your lunch to the Water Gardens or Burnett Park. If you are looking to explore more of the outdoors, travel with your team to the Botanic Garden or the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. For a completely different speed, watch the daily cattle drive at the Stockyards.

Places to relax and realign

Water Gardens

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1502 Commerce St.

Burnett Park

501 W. Seventh St.

Botanic Garden

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3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

9601 Fossil Ridge Road

Sundance Square

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201 Main St.

The Stockyards

130 E. Exchange Ave.

If the outdoors isn’t really your and your coworkers’ thing, for something a little more adrenaline-pumping, try a local, live escape-the-room adventure in which you have a set time to find your way out of a locked room using the clues provided. (Warning, some scenarios are a bit hair-raising.)

Places for adrenaline-fueled bonding

The Secret Chambers escape room

2350 Mall Circle

Cost: $25

The Fort Worth Panic Room

2808 Hemphill St.

Cost: $25

SECTOR escape room

6750 Locke Ave., Suite 102

Cost: $30

In our increasingly health-conscious society, micro-walks and walking meetings are becoming more popular. Hit the trails with your co-workers and sneak some exercise into your 9-to-5 day. For the avid walkers, take a walking tour of Fort Worth or jump on the Trinity Trails for some free exercise and good views. For those who prefer to sit, try out Pedego’s electric bikes and pedal the afternoon away as much as you would like (or not at all). Or try a new take on happy hour and cycle with your coworkers at Cowtown Cycle Party.

Places for walking, biking or other exercise-fueled companionship

Fort Worth Walking Tours

221 W. Lancaster Ave.

Trinity Trails/Trinity Park

2401 University Drive


129 W. Leuda St., Suite A

Cost: $20-$88

Cowtown Cycle Party

129 W. Leuda St., Suite A

Cost: $30/hour; up to $380

If you are looking to spend the evening getting to know your coworkers better, try out these fun activities that are more lively than happy hour. For the artistically inclined, there is Painting with a Twist. The rest of the list showcases trivia nights for the entire week so there’s no excuse not to hang out with your coworkers.

Top Golf

2201 E 4th St

Cost: $25-$45/hour

Places for food, drink and knowledge

Painting with a Twist

2605 S. Cherry Lane

Cost: $30-35

Mellow Mushroom

3455 Bluebonnet Circle

Malone’s Pub

1303 Calhoun St.

World of Beer

3252 W. Seventh St.

Boiled Owl Tavern

909 W. Magnolia Ave., Suite 8

HopFusion Ale Works

200 E. Broadway Ave.

Flying Saucer

111 E. Third St.