Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wild Rooster Bar

Did you hear that Fort Worth will be hosting ESPN for Super Bowl week? dallas is pissed (according to the Observer website). Turns out, nobody in dallas really knows whats going on over here. So I'm going to extend an informal invitation to the people of the Near East to come and enjoy our town. To entice them, here is a hole in the wall bar review.


Have you noticed the new bars and restaurants opening up along West 7th Street? Have you complained to your friends about the high prices of some of the new places? Here's some relief.

The Wild Rooster Bar has opened in the old Asel Art Supply location in the strip center with Great Outdoors. Its on the north end of the building at 7th Street. The developer has redone the space into a bar with a stage, pool tables, and an outdoor patio. According to a random sample of people (and the large crowd there on a recent night), the bar is a hit. Some may like the music, some may like the open, casual interior, and but all like the cheap beer.

Cheap beer, you say? Actually, I wrote it, but yes - cheap beer. According to my resident expert waitress, there is a constant happy hour price for PBR, Lone Star Light and Tecate.

These three beers are available for $1.50 at all times....

Six quarters for PBR. You can't park that cheaply in dallas.

I'm going to let that sink in for a second.

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If you look at the Rooster Bar website, you will think this is an overly country bar with too much kitsch. Luckily for us, its not. They weren't playing country music when I was there and the only indication that there is any country connection are the themes of some beer signs and the fact that many dudes are in boots.

Check it out and let me know what you think. My time was short on the recent visit so a later visit will provide more insight.

The intertron doesn't give an address for the bar and their facebook page says the location is on Camp Bowie. I know many of you complain about no addresses (despite my thorough review including visual cues: "under the cloud shaped like a boat"), so I'm going to give exact directions.

At the big intersection of University, 7th, Bailey, Camp Bowie, University, 7th, Moncrief, ESPN and Eddie V's, go west on 7th just past the flat iron building. If you go past the bar, you've gone too far.

The Rooster Bar receives a 2 hole rating because its safe and fun for everybody, but its in a cool old building which adds some character.

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14 comments:

Michael Bourgon said...

The aioli needs a bit more zing, but the prices were excellent, the portions were good, and the food was tasty. Definitely recommended.

FortWorthGuy said...

It is a very smoky place.

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

Tru dat. Although I don't remember the smoke bothering me at the time. My clothes smelled lightly of smoke after leaving though.

Francis Shivone said...

Glad to hear about the new bar, even though I can't partake anymore. And I can't tell you how happy I am that the boys in Big D are not happy. Serves them right. They had their chance to get the Cowboys back to Dallas and blew it.

CoolChick said...

This is an awesome place!!

The best way to describe it is rockabilly, tx country, old school rock with a laid back vibe where you can get a cold beer, enjoy great food and hang with cool people(no stuck up, trendy dallas kind). Jeans and t-shirt kind of place where Elvis , Johnny Cash and Two Tons would meet and have a beer.

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

Does CoolChick work at the Rooster Bar? If so, that's cool. If not, that's still cool.

Her review is much more succinct and accurate than mine.

Thanks for commenting and reading.

Anonymous said...

Good food, terrible service. Nothing special.

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

But there is something special Anonymous. The bar adds a new dimension to the West 7th area and particularly the Eddie V's area. And from my completely scientific studies, the place looks busy a lot.

Anonymous said...

Visited for the first time Friday night. Cheap, cold beer...hot rooster balls and very casual, comfortable environment. When the Texas music started, I was hooked!
I'll be back!

Anonymous said...

Another SMOKEY bar in Ft Worth. Just what we need. When are the Ft Worth officials gonna outlaw smoking in bars???? Gees. Get with the times Ft Worth!!

Anonymous said...

You don't like a smokey bar then you have 2 choices......don't go, or move your whiney butt to California where people like you flourish. Get tired of the whiney smoke comments.

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

Dang hippies....

Anonymous said...

If a bar chooses to allow their customers to smoke, thats their choice. The same freedom of choice that you whiny children have to NOT go to said bar. Grow up.

Anonymous said...

Is it 18 and up?