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Landmark throws its grand opening party

Posted 2:48pm on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

The new Landmark Bar & Kitchen made a grand splash during its soft opening as it added a new energy to the already popular West 7th corridor for the past two months. On Thursday night, Fort Worth's newest hot spot held its grand opening bash with a July 4th-theme that saw the place decked out in red, white and blue balloons and even had an "Uncle Sam" on stilts walking around.

As evidenced by its long lines just to gain entry, Landmark has already established itself on Friday and Saturday nights in its short time of being open. It also has taken over Thursday nights as the hot spot in Fort Worth, so it was no surprise that the grand opening party was packed.

I spoke to a few people who live in the nearby Lofts at West 7th and said they walk over to Landmark every Thursday and were even surprised when I told them that this was the grand opening party. Several others said they were there to watch the Dallas Cowboys preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

"We absolutely love coming here," said Amy, a 23-year old who frequents Landmark. "We come every Thursday for the patio and it always has a good crowd, so we would be here whether it was grand opening party or not. It is just a cool place."

I am one who likes to visit Landmark when it is not quite as crowded, so rather than the patented 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. slot on the weekend nights, I prefer to come during the week when I get off work or even on Sunday afternoon. 'Sunday Funday' as they call it, usually has a good crowd, but I can actually move around inside and even play some of the old school arcade games.

During the week, there is a Happy Hour special, Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. featuring $3 wells, wines and drafts, half-priced slices of pizza and a much easier time getting a table out on the patio. I also hear that there is something in the works called "Tourney Tuesday" where there will be tournaments for Jenga, Skee Ball and Connect Four with prizes being given away.

So while I watched in anguish as the Cowboys lost to the Chargers, 27-7, I still managed to enjoy myself at the party and, now that is has officially held its grand opening, look forward to coming to Landmark many times in the future.

LANDMARK BAR & KITCHEN 3008 BLEDSOE ST. FORT WORTH TX 76107

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