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Dropping by the Local bar in Fort Worth


The Local

2800 Bledsoe

Fort Worth 76107



Posted 8:20am on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Those who frequent Fort Worth’s vibrant West 7th corridor are likely well aware of the new hot spot on the corner of Foch and Bledsoe known as The Local. The bar, which features 25 local beers on tap, is the latest addition to the DFW scene, and it’s from the owners of nearby Durty Crow and downtown Fort Worth’s Durty Murphy’s Irish Pub.

The Local successfully combines the vibe of the West 7th and Magnolia areas, giving it a unique atmosphere among the neighborhood’s crowded bar scene, which already includes the popular Reservoir-Bar, Patio & Kitchen, Capital Bar, Magnolia Motor Lounge, Pour House and Bar Louie within walking distance. During my visits on a couple of crowded weekend nights, the crowd has been mostly 20s and early 30s, and the laid-back atmosphere makes it a great spot to just hang out without being caught up in the “see and be seen” game that engulfs many of DFW’s nightspots.

With our brutal winter hopefully coming to an end, expect the Local to be one of the busier spots heading into spring and summer, and not just because of the extremely attractive ladies on its staff. Its patio in the back is complete with its own bar, and the main bar area has the ability to morph into a patio-esque area of its own with the huge windows propped open. There is no food served on site, however BellaTrino’s Neopolitan Pizzaria and Cucina food truck is parked right outside on the busy evenings.

The Local is open daily from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., with the potential of opening earlier if the weather is spectacular enough to justify the action. Any change in the hours of operation will be updated on the Local Facebook page, and when autumn rolls in, they will have the NFL Sunday Ticket.

The Local, 2800 Bledsoe, Fort Worth. www.facebook.com/thelocalwest7th


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