The Riverside Market Cafe

The Riverside Market CafeThe Riverside Market Cafe
The Riverside Market CafeThe Riverside Market Cafe
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

608 SW 12th Ave
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312-2421
United States

(954) 358-8333 | map
theriversidemarket.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.3
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
45
pDev:
12.56%
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Reviews by djhowell:
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djhowell from Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Grab a beer from the cooler, pick a board game to play, order some snacks (the margherita pizza was good), relax. Settle up at the end with your empties.

Apr 28, 2015
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heymikew from California

4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A bit tricky to find it but it can be found and it's worth the effort.
I got there very early, had great personailzed service from a very knowledgeable guy. I found lots of of great local, regional, national and imported offerings. I mostly went with local and got plenty to stock our hotel refrigerator with.

Highly recommended!

Feb 01, 2020
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DKgtr85 from Florida

4.94/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This place is absolute FIRE. Definitely worth mentioning that all beer aside, this is the BEST pizza in South FL. The beer selection is very well presented, with different coolers that line the walls, from which anybody can serve themselves. The prices are clearly marked and everyone is encouraged to walk their empties to the front for payment before leaving. Its a great system. They also have a nice draft selection. Beers are rotating and they do a great job stocking seasonal and limited batches from some of the local breweries, as well as other beers from around the nation. The vibe is great, the people are awesome and the atmosphere is perfect for geeking out over beer. However, the pricing on some of the limited brews is a bit too high at times in my honest opinion.

Oct 23, 2017
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CPE1704TKS from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Mar 26, 2017
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JandJMD from Maryland

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Perfect spot to stop for an early lunch after the flight and before a trip down to Key West. Everyone in the place was nice and helpful. Coolers full of locals and beer from all over. Just grab and drink and pay on the way out. Taps available but didn't drink draft. Wish I could have stayed longer and drank more. Food was very good. Odd little spot, but definitely stop in if you are in the area.

(Craft Beer Cartel across the street is a good spot to grab a few before getting on the road or setting up in town for a few days. Very helpful staff.)

Dec 17, 2016
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Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Aug 21, 2016
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Jaypeajus from Indiana

5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Really cool place. Awesome that u can grab it and drink it and pay for empty. Good smelled good but I had just ate. Out of towners should def seek out this treasure. Use GPS.

May 27, 2016
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HeartofMiami from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

May 22, 2016
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3-Ball from Georgia

4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Apr 17, 2016
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tribeerguy70_3 from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Jan 13, 2016
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JamesLeung from Florida

4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Dec 10, 2015
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Jet-Feds_13 from Florida

3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Oct 03, 2015
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CBrodbeck from Florida

4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Sep 05, 2015
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valrxman from Florida

3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

You have to go if you are in Fort Lauderdale. Cool little place. Beer all around you. Cheers

Jul 19, 2015
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tyjo26

4.83/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Bad ass spot to chill.

Apr 30, 2015
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nrokh from Illinois

4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Mar 27, 2015
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Paponetti44 from Florida

4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Mar 06, 2015
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Gourmet2390 from Florida

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Good local place becoming more & more popular to both locals and tourists with a great mixed crowd. Low key vibe, casual & cool. Awesome beer selection, the best in the area. Has a lot of history, so go check it out.

Feb 05, 2015
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Jfishe13313 from Florida

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jan 17, 2015
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Agentveba from North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Jan 16, 2015
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Biggcatch from Florida

4.36/5  rDev +1.4%

Nov 06, 2014
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Ralphsharp from Florida

4.47/5  rDev +4%

Nov 03, 2014
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RyanSoFla from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Riverside Market is one of my favorite places in Ft. Lauderdale. The sandwiches are pretty good and the rest of the food is decent, but the beer selection is just excellent. You grab a beer and just bring the bottles to the front when you are done. They have some great Florida beers and other brews from around the country. If you are in the area, you need to stop by.

Nov 03, 2014
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Flounder57 from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev 0%

We checked out this place last month when we were down there for the Pats/Dolphins game. It was strange at first, but this place is in a residential neighborhood near the Las Olas Fort Lauderdale are.

Upon walking in, you are mesmorized by the amount of beer stocked there. Over 500 bottle and cans to choose from and 20 rotating draft. The fridges are self serve too. Pick and choose what you want to consume and then bring your empties to the register to pay for them.

You can also take beer from those same fridges to go to be consumed at your hotel and to be packed in a suitcase like we did. Beer drank there is reasonably priced while beer to go is at a premium, but expect that when purchasing singles. 4 packs, 6 packs, 12 packs, and cases can be bought at a normal retail price too.

Food is minimal, but tasty. We enjoyed a salad and a sandwich while drinking local Florida beers from Due South, Miami Brewing, Funky Buddha, Cigar City, Florida Brewing, etc.

Atmosphere is cool with some patio tables outside, couched and high tops inside, and beer signs and everything else beer related inside.

So excite about this place that I went back twice more to make another six pack and get beer to bring back here to Boston. Next time we visit our friends in Hollywood, this will be the first stop from the airport. Well worth it folks. A can't miss if you are in the Fort Lauderdale area.

Oct 29, 2014
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cyrushire from Florida

4/5  rDev -7%

Aug 27, 2014
The Riverside Market Cafe in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Place rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 45 ratings