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A List Of All The New Restaurants, Gyms, Bars And More Throughout Fort Lauderdale's Neighborhoods

by Christie Galeano December 2017 Also on Digital Edition

It’s no secret our city is growing. The fight for space on Broward Boulevard after 4 p.m. on weekdays; the changing skyline boasting new buildings with rooftop bars and gardens; the demand for a feasible public transportation system. Discover the new stores, fitness clubs, restaurants and more that have joined Fort Lauderdale in its modern movement.

Flagler Village 

The once dilapidated warehouse area now known as Fort Lauderdale’s cultural hub, Flagler Village is home to Flagler Arts Technology (FAT) Village and Music & Arts South of Sunrise (MASS) District. The artsy quarter is bursting with flavor, style, bars, restaurants and businesses that reflect the hip and community-centric feel this neighborhood prides itself on. 

Flagler Village Crossfit

From novice to competitor, all types of athletes are welcomed at Flagler’s newest gym. The space values quality over quantity with small classes that focus on athletic developments, body mechanics and an overall goal of building supportive friendships. Plus, working out with friends is always better.

405 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.658.1945; flaglervillagecrossfit.com

Red Pearl Yoga

It’s time to get your zen on at Red Pearl’s new location in Flagler. The studio brand, which has been providing yoga classes for 16 years, offers a variety of classes for students to relax, burn calories or just get centered.

904 N. Flagler Drive, Fort Lauderdale; 954.828.1651; redpearlyoga.com

Wine Watch’s Wine Bar

This cool (literally it’s cold, bring a sweater) lavish cellar, located across the street from the popular wine shop, features floor-to-ceiling wine bottles, grand cork chandeliers, an illuminated wine barrel bar and pops of warm burgundy throughout. Let your taste buds take a journey around the world with all the grape concoctions available. The wine bar also offers a selection of charcuterie platters and tasty dinner specials.

901 Progresso Drive, Ste. L11, Fort Lauderdale; 954.523.9463; winewatch.com

Monarch’s Cut & Shave Barbershop

This is the place for a trendy cut and a traditional hot shave. Located in the heart of FAT Village, the shop has the feel of an old-timey barbershop infused with modern industrial details and local artwork suspended from
its walls.

504 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.514.7650; monarchscs.com

The Fit Shop

The Miami-based training studio now has a home in Fort Lauderdale. It specializes in kickboxing and boot camp-style classes and also offers personal training and transformation programs. At the shop, it’s all about curating a healthy, happy and active lifestyle.

729 NE Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.769.1885; thefitshop.com

Montce Swim

One of the perks of living in the land of sun and sea is that it’s always the season for swimwear. Montce Swim, located inside the MASS District, focuses on fun-in-the-sun attire that inspires confidence and compliments. Original designs and high-quality materials made in the USA are what make this brand the go-to for many celebrities and locals alike. 

731 NE Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.440.2522; montce.com



Wells Coffee

Husband and wife duo Brandon and Nicole Wells opened Wells Coffee with a goal to bring the community only the best roasts available—whether that’s their handcrafted blends or single origin coffees. Their coffee-roasting workshop is located in the MASS District, and café hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

737 NE Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.982.2886; wellscoffees.com

Proper Sandwich Shop

This will be the place for a proper artisanal hoagie. Boasting locally baked bread, local produce and house-made roasted meat, the owners of ROK:BRGR, Pizzacraft and TacoCraft are now conquering the sandwich market. 

545 NW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.289.9010; propersandwichshop.com

Victoria Park, Rio Vista, Colee Hammock & Beverly Heights

Tree-lined streets and charming homes make up these four vibrant neighborhoods east of Federal Highway. Sought after for their family centered, cozy and relaxed vibes, these areas are just steps away from downtown and are flourishing with new culinary hot spots and residential growth. 

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen

The Chicago-based casual restaurant has a local, welcoming feel to it. And that’s just the ambiance. As the name dictates, the food is fresh. Sourcing local ingredients, the menu has a variety of options for all palates with crisp salads, to an authentic lobster roll, to a decadent cinnamon toast crunch cheesecake. Oh, and there’s also half-price liquor, wine and beer deals during the daily happy hour.

452 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 754.900.2401; docbsfreshkitchen.com

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company

These made-to-order pies do not disappoint. MidiCi keeps it authentic with warm, chewy and crispy dough made with flour imported from Italy and fresh toppings. For cheese lovers, start with one of the fresh artisan burrata appetizers. Equally brag-worthy are the espresso shots, which are poured from an impressive manual machine and should be paired with the Nutella Calzone.

510 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954.908.1938; mymidici.com

One Door East

Sharing is caring, and at One Door East this is elevated to another level with an assortment of small and medium plate selections. Indulge at this global tapas restaurant that is (literally) one door east of the Fort Lauderdale staple Valentino. Complementing tempting dishes are the bar’s fresh craft cocktails not to be missed. 

620 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954.368.6902; onedooreast.com

Point Break Poke House

Get ready to say “aloha” to some of the freshest raw poke bowls in town. In addition to the bowls boasting ingredients like seaweed salad and green rice, this fast-casual eatery also serves up poke nachos, tacos, steamed buns and pokeritos (tasty seafood burritos).   

666 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 754.200.4555; thepokehouse.com

Amaray Las Olas

The luxury high-rise rental apartment building is just steps away from the shopping and dining scene on Las Olas. But staying in is also a viable option as the amenity-rich property offers a resort-style pool, hot tub, private cabanas, gym, billiards, clubroom and gas grills with a perfect view of the city’s skyline.

215 SE Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 844.875.0241; amaraylasolas.com

Downtown, Tarpon River, Sailboat Bend, Riverside Park, Poinciana Park & Harbordale

Downtown isn’t just for doing business anymore. Likewise, its surrounding residential neighborhoods aren’t just for home-cooked meals. This Fort Lauderdale region has perfected the live, work and play mentality. 

Rooftop

This garden in the sky is Fort Lauderdale’s first of its kind. Lush greenery and stunning views of the city’s skyline welcome happy hour enthusiasts. The 4,000-square-foot patio spotlights craft cocktails by resident mixologists and a seasonal menu of light bites. It’s a perfect place to catch the sunset and kick off a lively night out on the town. 

1 W. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 700 Fort Lauderdale; 954.523.1956; rooftop1wlo.com

TRP Taste

The Restaurant People (TRP) hospitality group—think S3 Restaurant, YOLO and Boatyard—is adding yet another hotspot to its portfolio with Taste, a culinary events space. This intimate 24-seat venue features a rotating schedule of culinary events, including pop-up dinners with renowned guest chefs from around the nation.

1 W. Las Olas Blvd., Ste. 100, Fort Lauderdale; 954.523.1956; trptaste.com

Booze Garden

Step into a friendly backyard bar complete with fake grass and faux greenery. With its laid-back vibe, this is the spot to meet up with friends, grab a cold one and embrace your inner child as you play a variety of arcade and board games.

111-A SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 754.800.1441; boozegarden.com

Icon Las Olas

Rising 42 stories above Las Olas, The Related Group’s high-end rental development boasts plenty of luxury with breathtaking views of the city, a sleek and bold design, museum-quality art installations, signature restaurant ETARU, a wine tasting salon and a spa.

500 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.715.4577; iconlasolasfl.com

New River Brewery

Built inside a 1920s warehouse, the teams behind Riverside Market, Native Brewing Company and The Restaurant People have come together to create a beer brewing land of wonder, which will be complete with a barn, house, faux lawn and plenty of beer.

280 SW Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.839.5725

Grind Coffee Project

Across from the New River Brewery is this independent coffee shop that doesn’t serve cream or sugar with its beverages unless requested. But its globally inspired, delicious coffee doesn’t need any additives, and the pastries, salads and friendly baristas keep guests coming back.

599 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.774.0555; grindcoffeeproject.com

Old River House

One of the most historic homes in Fort Lauderdale has been restored to its former elegance and has opened its doors to host upscale parties and events. Guests can also step back in time while enjoying lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch at its restaurant, which serves only the best farm-to-table, locally sourced ingredients.

301 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.314.8699; theoldriverhouse.com

Bar Rita

This concept from the owners of Tap 42 will be the spot for enjoying Mexican food with a modern twist alongside a vast selection of margaritas to be enjoyed at a rooftop bar. 

1401 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954.463.4900

Oakland Park, Wilton Manors, Lake Ridge, Middle River Terrace & Laudergate Isles

Located north of downtown between Sunrise and Commercial Boulevards, this cluster of neighborhoods is a diverse mix of residential homes and commercial businesses. From high-end developments and design studios to quaint coffee shops and ethnic restaurants, this area has plenty to choose from. 

Switchbox Coffee

With a passion for quality, this local specialty coffee roaster and café serves seasonal coffee sourced directly from farmers. The enthusiastic and well-versed baristas will happily guide guests through a complex, sweet and balanced coffee journey.

3446 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park; 888.849.7269; switchboxcoffee.com

Milk Money

This bar isn’t like the rest. An extension of the Warsaw Coffee shop, Milk Money is open daily serving fun, crafty drinks and globally inspired, healthy breakfast and lunch options. Make sure to bring your friends to enjoy the lounge’s signature, shareable drink, the Classic Milk Punch. Made from milk washed Anejo rum, spices and green tea, it’s recreated from a 17th-century recipe that involves milk washing spirits to produce a more rounded out flavor. Cheers!

815 NE 13th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.990.4189

Farm to Fork Meals

With more than 10 years of experience, owner and chef Michael Panza has two goals: to create and to deliver healthy, organic and delicious meals to his clients. The home-delivery company has a variety of plans to choose from and encourages personalization based on dietary needs.

953 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park; 954.866.7528; farmtoforkmeals.com

Padrino’s Cuban Cuisine

Family-owned and operated, Padrino’s has been serving South Florida authentic Cuban fare for three generations. The Fort Lauderdale location is part of the existing portfolio of eateries located in Hallandale, Plantation, Boca Raton and Orlando. Its extensive menu of traditional dishes is infused with a contemporary twist. Make sure not to miss the weekend brunch to satisfy your croqueta and Cuban sandwich cravings.

1135 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954.210.8989; padrinos.com

Funk & Flow

There is no need to choose between a yoga and dance studio any longer. This groovy space offers yoga, dance funk, cardio dance, hip-hop fitness and yoga fusion classes.

1215 NE 17th Court, Fort Lauderdale; 954.451.3670; funkandflowstudio.com

RIVA

On the bank of the Middle River, this 15-story condo development is steps away from parks, beaches, shops and plenty of dining options. The 100 residences include two- and three-bedroom apartments and lavish two-story penthouses with stunning water views and wrap-around balconies. Designed for those seeking a resort feel, RIVA offers residents a boardwalk, private boat slips, a water sports center and a spa.

1180 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 954.233.3288; riva-condo.com

Casa Conde & Associates

The collaboration of partners Cesar Conde and Ricardo Velasquez, this international design firm is headquartered in Oakland Park. With a strong belief in personalized, creative and collaborative design, the firm offers its luxe residential and up-scale commercial clients more than 20 years of experience and a vast array of styles and skills.

4301 NE First Terrace, Ste. 3, Oakland Park; 954.969.1190; casaconde.com

Tatts & Tacos Beer Garden

Located in the revitalized Oakland Park downtown, this trendy eatery serves up authentic Mexican cuisine and 40 craft beers on tap. The large outdoor patio is a place to kick back and play a game of Jenga before indulging in the extensive menu selections.

3200 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park; 954.533.0907; tattsandtacos.com

The Revenant Coffee House

Matias Jurgeit, co-founder of the Alchemist in Wilton Manors, has transformed yet another location into a coffee oasis. Sharing space with a charming furniture store, the shop is small but cozy. With an outdoor space right on the water, enjoy a coffee concoction paired with the hearty avocado flatbread.

2301 NE 26th St., Fort Lauderdale; 954.639.1836; revenantcoffee.com

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