Those who frequent Fort Worths 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 its from the owners of nearby Durty Crow and downtown Fort Worths Durty Murphys Irish Pub.
The Local successfully combines the vibe of the West 7th and Magnolia areas, giving it a unique atmosphere among the neighborhoods 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 DFWs 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 BellaTrinos 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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