5 New Attractions in the Near Southside You Need To Know About

The Monarch

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What started as an abandoned area south of downtown has exploded into a truly livable, eclectic, urban neighborhood filled with locally-owned restaurants and bars, small businesses and countless housing options. If you haven’t visited the Near Southside lately, here are five new attractions you need to know about.

1. Magnolia Tree Tavern – Magnolia Avenue’s newest neighborhood tavern can be found in a 1914 Craftsman Bungalow, serving a wide selection of craft beer (nearly 200 choices), spirits, wine and tasty pub eats. Magnolia Tree Tavern offers patrons a cozy spot to unwind after a long day on its tree-covered patio or inside the vintage home’s communal living room, with a craft beer in-hand.

1229 7th Ave.

2. The Monarch – Located within walking distance to Magnolia Avenue, The Monarch boasts 327 residential units, with a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments. Design elements in each unit include upscale wood finish flooring, quartz countertops, 10-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchen prep islands, Elfa custom-designed walk-in closets and much more. The property also features numerous resort-style amenities, such as the sprawling swimming pool with sunning deck, poolside fire pits and grilling pavilions, gourmet coffee station, leash-free pet park with paw spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center with strength training equipment. In addition, The Monarch’s location in the heart of the Near Southside allows for an easy commute to Fort Worth’s world-class Medical District or downtown.

1108 7th Ave.

3. Panther City Vinyl – Located on Magnolia Avenue, Panther City Vinyl offers a wide variety of new and used vinyl records, specialty CD releases, record players and more. From obscure decades-past jazz records to trendy new arrivals, this local record store has something for everyone. The record shop also hosts community events, such as listening parties, collaborations with local pop ups, concerts and more. Patrons can also sell their used vinyl records to Panther City Vinyl for cash.

1455 W. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 113

4. Wabi House – Known for its unique Japanese dishes and delicious ramen that Chef Dien Nguyen has spent years perfecting, Wabi House has quickly become a ramen destination in Fort Worth’s Medical District. Located on Eighth Avenue, Wabi House touts a spacious balcony, central bar and comfy lower couches for customers to relax on and enjoy the restaurant’s unique delicacies, such as the crispy ear pork dish, yakitori or sweet corn fritters.

1229 Eighth Ave., Ste. 227

5. Grow Plant Shop – Operating out of a renovated 1978 Airstream Sovereign on Magnolia Avenue, Grow Plant Shop is revolutionizing Fort Worth’s plant shop experience. From succulents to garden plants and everything in between, Grow is a one-stop-shop for those with zero gardening experience and those born with a green thumb. The shop also offers planters, garden tools, handmade baskets and home goods. If anything, at least stop by for an awesome Instagram photo.

1250 Magnolia Ave.