Checking out the new Reservoir off West 7th

Posted 4:23pm on Tuesday, Dec. 04, 2012

It has often been said that the vibrant West 7th neighborhood is Fort Worth's version of Dallas' Uptown area. Anyone who ventured through the area around Currie, Crockett and Foch this past weekend can vouch for the popularity and, like Uptown, the lack of parking to handle the overwhelming amount of traffic.

The cause of most of the traffic was the brand new Reservoir near on Foch St. The open air ultra-modern bar and patio is from the people who gave the DFW crowd Mantus, Vice and Cameo and they have hit a home run with this new hot spot. While much more of a place to 'see and be seen' than a typical sports bar, Reservoir is equipped with 38 HD TVs that ensure you can see the game whether you are sitting in one of the raised booths along the inside wall, at one of the two bars or out on the patio.

Judging by the 'one in, one out' overflowing crowds of its opening weekend, Reservoir is already entrenched as the new cool place to go for the party crowd in Fort Worth. After dropping by on Saturday night after the Oklahoma-TCU football game and barely being able to move once inside, we went back on Sunday night and scored a spot on the patio to watch the Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game. We split an appetizer of the Captain's Tenders, chicken tenderloins crusted in Cap'n Crunch cereal, off the menu that includes a wide variety of items such as Texas Whiskey BBQ pizza, a half-pound Road House Burger and Chicken & Waffles.

There was a good crowd on Sunday night as well, but enough room to move around and see plenty of familiar faces from Vice in Sundance Square. The ideal high 70s temperatures made its scene that much better on the first weekend of December.

RESERVOIR-BAR, PATIO & KITCHEN 1001 FOCH STREET, FORT WORTH, TX (817) 891-0677

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