Just in time for Miami’s “winter” weather comes Riverside (25 SE 5th Street) the 120,000-square-foot indoor outdoor venue on the Miami River.
The space is currently opening in phases, with a soft opening happening throughout the month of February with limited hours opening on Fridays starting at 4 p.m. and the weekends at noon. It will gradually offer more and more entertainment and dining options, while offering guests a spot to socialize with a waterfront view. Once all areas are operating, Riverside will boast seven brand new dining outposts, a tap room, multiple bars, outdoor activities, and plenty of green space.
Riverside will feature seven new eateries, which are slated to open in the next month, including two full-service restaurants: AWA Asian Cuisine, an Izakaya style restaurant led by chef Gonzalo Arganaras and Patio Rivera, and upscale Mediterranean cuisine by chef John Iatrellis. More casual options will include restaurants like Cage, a more casual concept from the team behind Le Chick; Lisboeta, a Portuguese seafood joint by the Miami restaurant Old Lisbon; Mexican cuisine from Taco Gourmet by chef Alex; Crush Pizza Bar; and gelato by San Lorenzo Gelateria. The tap room, courtesy of Miami River Brewery, features large screen TVs, extra-high ceilings and large fermentation tanks. There are also several fully stocked bars throughout the property.
Riverside when it fully opens will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to midnight. It will offer a programming calendar full of family events, different music genres and weekly activations like Taco Tuesdays, Wine and Whiskey Wednesdays, as well as daytime and nighttime parties on the weekend.