The Riverside Market Cafe


18 Reviews
The Riverside Market CafeThe Riverside Market Cafe

Type: Bar, Eatery

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

(954) 358-8333 | map

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Added by Reagan1984 on 04-15-2011

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Reviews by eatabagofbooger:
Photo of eatabagofbooger
4.8/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

I got a gift certificate to this place for Christmas and was excited to check it out, as I am not from around here and love having access to tons of beers that don't get distributed where I live. The atmosphere was very laid back; the selection was great (I found many beers there that I had not seen at any of the other locations I stopped in around town); and, most notably, the fellow who chatted with me and helped me out (I think he may have been the owner) was incredibly friendly and helpful. He struck me as the best sort of BA (stoked about beer and giving advice without being snobby in the slightest). I prodded him extensively with questions and asked for his advice as I hemmed and hawed over the extensive selection before settling on two bombers. After I checked out, as I was about to leave, he walked up to me with a bottle of Brooklyn Monster and asked if I had ever had it. When I told him I hadn't, he handed me the bottle and said "Merry Christmas". Awesome place.

My only complaints have been mentioned by others: the prices are higher than other places in town, and the prices aren't posted on the beers or on the shelves, so you have to ask.

As a final note, I'm giving the food a 3.0 simply because I didn't eat there and have no basis for a rating.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CPE1704TKS
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of JandJMD
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
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.)

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jaypeajus
5/5  rDev +20.5%
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.

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Photo of HeartofMiami
4.73/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Klourie
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.48/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Jet-Feds_13
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of valrxman
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
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

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Photo of tyjo26
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Bad ass spot to chill.

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Photo of djhowell
4.4/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of nrokh
4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Paponetti44
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gourmet2390
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Jfishe13313
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Agentveba
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Biggcatch
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Ralphsharp
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of RyanSoFla
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

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Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Roos
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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