Riverside Market is quite possibly one of Fort Lauderdale's best-kept
secrets. Located just across the swing bridge that connects the
Sailboat Bend and Riverside neighborhoods, it's an easy place to miss unless you're in the know or in the neighborhood. The market has been open for more than a year and a half now and already has a cult-like following. Though you won't find any Kool-Aid here, you will find an astounding variety of microbrews and wine. Need two quick reasons to check out Riverside this weekend?
Hoppy Hour featuring $2 brews on Fridays and $15 winetasting and yapas on Saturdays.
If we didn't have you at $2 microbrews, here are five more reasons to stop by...
1. Stop By to Embrace Your Inner Child
Walking into Riverside Market is like walking into a candy store. Upon entering the market, you will find several shiny beer fridges lined up against the wall, luring you over to them with their warm fluorescent glow. The market has more than 250 craft beers and microbrews to choose from, from IPAs and Hefeweizens to Lambic and Lagers. Can't make up your mind which beer to try? Mix and match to create your own customized six-pack. While deciding which ones to choose, you'll feel like a kid in a candy store.
2. Stop by to Embrace Your Inner Thigh
It's May, and at this point, it's safe to say that many of us have blown our New Year's resolution to get a hard body and have started enjoying the finer things in life, like Cheetos and cookie-dough ice cream. Add Riverside Market's BBQ Chicken pizza to your roster of indulgences. A simple pizza with BBQ sauce, diced chicken, and a touch of fairy dust will keep you coming back for more. See? Falling off the wagon does have its perks!
3.Stop by to Stop and Smell the Hops
Recently an organic garden has been installed behind the market. Take a tour of the garden with Riverside Market owner Julian Siegal. The market uses the fresh herbs and vegetables grown in the garden for its extensive menu. Plant life in the garden includes the standards like tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers as well unexpected plants such as pumpkin and chinook hops.
4. Stop by to Pre-Game
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Riverside Market is within walking distance of Riverfront. Stop by the market to pre-game on the cheap with a few microbrews before walking downtown and dropping $10 on a Jack and Coke.
5. Stop by Because You Are Infinitely Cool
Look, we know you don't like to brag, but let's face it: You're pretty cool. What makes cool people even cooler? Knowing the best places to hang. Riverside Market has an eclectic mix of people and a chill vibe that is perfect for those who may be weary of hanging with Kim Kardashian and Pauly D. wannabes.
Swing across the swing bridge this week and see what Riverside market has to offer.