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Fat Tuesday 2011 on West 7th includes beads, booze and bikinis

Posted 8:26am on Wednesday, Mar. 09, 2011

With Fat Tuesday landing on the calendar later than it has in 150 years, it brought warmer weather and an influx of party people to Fort Worth's dynamic West 7th area, with its perfect locale between Sundance Square and TCU. Much like Dallas' Uptown neighborhood, West 7th has many options that are within walking distance of one another and draws some of the city's most beautiful women.

We began our night at The Pour House in its newest addition known as "The Garage." The Garage has that cool lounge vibe with its own entrance as well as an entry from the main area. With the knowledge that they were hosting a bikini contest at 11 p.m., we ventured out on foot to explore West 7th and its Fat Tuesday party scene.

It was clear that the Durty Crow had it going on as the first thing we saw when we entered were hot girls. While it was not the crazy-packed that I have encountered on weekend nights, it still had a good crowd and in this instance it was quality over quantity. Across the street on the Carroll corner, 7th Haven had a DJ and a lively crowd around the bar. Poag Mahone's Irish Pub had a cool scene that included not only beautiful girls, but a guy clad in a Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant jersey and "enhancements" via several balloons that garnered him plenty of beads. Of note from this visit to Poag's is word that their huge wooden deck out back -- which will undoubtedly attract even more hot girls -- is close to completion.

In the hour we were out roaming around, the Pour House got packed. With yours truly all set to be a judge in the Mardi Gras Celebration Bikini Contest, I had the best view in the house. The six beautiful girls took the stage for the Mardi Gras-themed bikini contest. I'm not gonna lie, in my humble opinion the most gorgeous of all was the event's host Meggan, but they were all looking good as they had body paint that perfectly fit the festivities. The girls all threw beads out in the crowd as they were introduced one by one. And in addition to my hard work as a judge, crowd participation also played a factor in which girl was crowned the winner and walked away with some extra cash on the holiday that basically celebrates debauchery.

Just like that, my Fat Tuesday experience for 2011 was in the books.




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