Brickell's Riverside Promises a Waterfront Taproom and Food Hall

A rendering of Riverside.EXPAND
A rendering of Riverside.
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Miami will see the addition of a new outdoor community space this summer.

Riverside in Brickell, a 120,000-square-foot dining and entertainment park along the Miami River, is scheduled to debut at the end of August.

Marcelo Goulart, one of the investors leading the project, says the project will reshape the neighborhood's culture. "We love the development that is going on right now in Brickell, but there's still a lack of entertainment options. Riverside will fill the need for a place of air, space, and sunshine, where locals can disconnect from urban life."

Located at Fifth Street and South Miami Avenue, the waterfront development is designed to resemble a boatyard garden. With capacity for 2,000 people, it will house two full-service eateries, including Awa, an Asian concept, and a high-end steakhouse.

The Miami River Brewery taproom will serve craft suds in the beer garden, while a nearby air-conditioned pavilion will feature decor inspired by the ancient Mayan town of Tulum, Mexico. Sporting events will be broadcast across dozens of TV screens in the pavilion.

There's still more: A 750-seat food hall will offer Miami-centric concepts such as Le Chick, Old Lisbon, Morgan's, Taco Gourmet, House of Pizza, and San Lorenzo. In addition, guests can expect a full calendar of events such as live music, yoga classes, farmers' markets, children's activities, and movie nights.

"We're creating a democratic, meaningful space, a place to eat, drink, network, and spend time with family," Goulard says. "It will be accessible by car, boat, and Metromover, so anyone can visit."

The project will also connect to the existing Miami Riverwalk that links to Brickell Avenue and will boast a walkway with art installations by Jeffrey Barone.

The Riverside. 431 S. Miami Ave., Miami; riverside.miami. Opening August 2019.

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