Today we’d like to introduce you to Brian Forella and Lee Allen.
In 1997, Brian opened the legendary club The Wreck Room on 7th Street in Fort Worth, TX. The little beer bar and pool hall very quickly evolved into one of the most sought after live music venues in North Texas for local and touring musicians of all-genres. Along with Wizard of Sound Andre Edmonson and a few local musicians like Carl Pack and Graham Richardson, Brian was able to create a haven for Fort Worth musicians and music lovers. The Wreck Room enjoyed a successful 10 year run until developers took over the area. During that time, Forella was involved in/helped create several Fort Worth venues and bars including Embargo, The Torch and most recently Upper 90 on Magnolia.
In 2007, The Wreck Room lease was up and Brian had taken over 6th Street Live which became Lola’s.
Lola’s has been called a grown-up version of the Wreck. The list of touring and local acts that have performed on Lola’s stage is nothing but legendary itself. The readers of Fort Worth Weekly have voted Lola’s Best Live Music Venue 10 years running.
Recently, Lola’s turned the property immediately north into Lola’s Trailer Park. The Festival style outdoor stage has already hosted dozens of major Texas Country acts in the last year.
Lola’s starts on 6th street with a “Lola’s Full Frontal Bar” patio area moving inside to Lola’s Saloon Bar, then out back to “Lola’s Back Side” with another full bar and large deck area used mostly for private parties on across the alleyway to Lola’s Trailer Park Bar with triple the capacity of Lola’s or The Wreck.
Has it been a smooth road?
Any bar owner that tells you it’s not a constant struggle is either filthy rich or in league with lucifer.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
We do Music, Sports, Rummage Sales, Wedding Receptions, Weddings, Wakes, Private Events, Benefits, Political Fundraisers, Music, Food Trucks, Rock n Roll, Country, Metal, Jazz, Bluegrass, Fort Worth Opera, Hip-Hop, R&B, Song Swaps, Red Dirt, Jams, Pop, School of Rock, Good Beer, Good Whiskey, Box Wine
Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Fort Worth is growing too fast for some locals and not fast enough for developers.
Places like Lola’s and Fred’s Texas Cafe will endure the growth because they started the ideas.
Wanna open a bar?
Maybe check out Dallas?
We love our city, our Mayor Betsy Price and all its people.
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- $6 Lavish pour wines hh
- Address: 2736 West 6th St.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
- Website: www.lolassaloon.com
- Phone: 817-877-0666
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lolassaloon/