We had the good fortune of connecting with Alyssa Springfield and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alyssa, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
1. I’m passionate about all things Fort Worth; the people, the businesses and restaurants, the city. I’m always on the hunt and eager to check out the newest places in town, but also love enjoying the seasoned establishments as well!
2. I also love hosting. I strive to create intentional experiences around the table as I host friends and family. Friendsgiving is a tradition we look forward to as we reflect on the last year, and share what we are thankful for, plus so much more. We get deep, and it is something more than just another dinner.
3. A supportive community is so important. We aren’t meant to live life alone, and having a supportive community is crucial; ranging from our small circles of immediate friends and family, to the larger circle that encompasses the Fort Worth community.
A Night Out enables me to live out my passion by hosting events, promoting local businesses, and creating intentional, unforgettable experiences. With A Night Out, the possibilities are endless. We specialize in planning dinners and events for groups, restaurants, and businesses. We help with as much or as little as needed to optimize your experience or night out.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
A Night Out is unique and unlike any other. We want to make your next experience in Fort Worth one that is unforgettable! Our services cover a broad range of things and are not limited to: planning your next date night, bachelorette party, baby shower, engagement, or working with restaurants and businesses to host and promote events. We want to help optimize your experience the best way we can, by providing suggestions and recommendations, while promoting local businesses.
We just hosted a private dinner last week with an amazing chef and business. This spring, we look forward to working with Hatter House, and plan to have a pop up around the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo! Follow us on Instagram (@anightout_) and stay tuned for more events happening in the spring.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend were coming into town for a week-long trip, the first place we would visit would be the historic, but newly restored Fort Worth Stockyards. We would be sure to see the cattle drive that takes place everyday at 11:30 am and 4 pm. We would mosey through Mule Alley, stopping at Second Rodeo Brewing and Sidesaddle Saloon. We would grab dinner at 97 West and listen to live music in The Backyard at the stunning Hotel Drover with margaritas in hand, of course. Next, we would visit Flea Style for new cowgirl hats. We would go two-stepping at Cadillacs, and The Longhorn Saloon.
We would enjoy the Trinity Trails and eat at Press Cafe after doing free yoga, or biking or jogging the trails. We might relax and enjoy a massage at Milk and Honey in Clearfork, or dress up for a girly lunch at Neiman’s Cafe, or Rise Soufflé. We would shop around the beautiful and unique shops that Discover Clearfork has to offer.
If the weather was nice, we would hang out at Maggie’s R&R on Magnolia. We would also go to Wabi House for their amazing happy hour with a nice list of $5 appetizers, and drink specials. We would shop at Fort Worth Locals on Magnolia for the best Fort Worth gear.
Later in the week, we would go to Tinies rooftop and enjoy mezcal margaritas, and their chips and queso or guacamole. If we were in the mood for BBQ, we would indulge at Brix BBQ just around the corner.
We would brunch at Winslow’s Wine Bar and have the breakfast pizza, or avocado toast, and mimosas. We would head over to Shop Prippie or Hale House for a wardrobe refresh, then to Roy Pope for coffee or wine! We would end the week with sunset views of downtown at the Sinclair Hotel Rooftop bar.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
About a year ago, my brother, Dillon Springfield, asked me where he should go for a romantic date night. He had never been to the, “Near Southside,” area of Fort Worth so, I filled him in on the need-to-know details of the area such as where to park, suggested a pre-dinner cocktail spot that was walking distance from the restaurant, and shared my favorite menu items from each establishment. After reading the lengthy text, my brother responded, “Wow, thank you! You should make a business of this!”
This was and is a common trend as friends and family often ask me where to go for date night, brunch, happy hour, and so fourth.
I sat with this for a few hours, then presented the idea to my parents, Gina and Keith Springfield. “There’s nothing quite like this yet, I can do so much with it! To name a few ideas, I can plan date nights, or host events that promote local restaurants, while giving individuals the chance to check out a local spot that might be new to them, all while supporting small businesses in Fort Worth!”
They were of course in support of my idea; my dad actually is an entrepreneur, and has his own metal building company, called metalbuildings4u.com, so seeing his success over my entire life was encouraging.
Next, I told my best friends, Taylor Fielder and Geordian Abel who both are boss babe geniuses themselves! They had nothing but amazing support and ideas for A Night Out. A few months later at a local event, Geordian gave me a shoutout on her instagram blog telling her followers to stay tuned for something big I was working on, and that was the final push I needed to seriously start A Night Out.
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