Black Dog Tavern

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Type: Bar

903 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, Texas, 76102
United States

(817) 332-8190

// CLOSED //

Closed as of 1/17/07.

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Reviews by assurbanipaul:
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3.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

A Fort Worth insider's pick, little known to visitors as it is on the far side of downtown, below street level. An eclectic little bar that attracts an equally eclectic crowd, especially in the wee hours.

You are equally likely to hear jazz, poetry readings or open-mike comedy in between the grunge/alt-rock club music playing on the jukebox. Often filled with Jack Kerouac-wannabes estranged and distraught from the bourgeois existence of daily life, the clientele can range from frustrated artists to service industry workers after hours.

Beer is not the focus of this bar's existence but they do a fair job: 8-10 taps, usually macros and select major brands. 30-40 brands in bottles, all good names, often cheaper than you would expect. The staff often get bored when it's slow and will challenge you to a game of pool if you sit long enough.

If you wanna see where the locals can be found, show up here around midnight some night. Better than your average four-tap, frat-boy, macro-sponsored bar.

[Update: 05/19/2006]

The location has moved to a larger space off of west 7th Street. Still the same place, but now with a cafe that stays open until 2am. Just bar food/sandwiches, but above-average fare.

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This is an awesome bar both in atmosphere and personality.
The staff is friendly and well established in this little corner of funkytown.
The first time I had ever visited this bar, it was "The Blarney Stone" and I'm not certain if they just relocated or if the name changed. Being that it's at basement level, and most days it doesn't open until after lunch it seems to be ignored by your average everyday joe.
A large variety of beers to choose from make this little niche a great place to escape the buzz of your overpopulated, mass-marketed, Coors light serving establishments.

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Black Dog Tavern in Fort Worth, TX
Place rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 2 ratings