Tender is the Night

Fort Lauderdale’s nightlife gets energized with three new venues from some of the area’s most trusted entertainment specialists.

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Rooftop is downtown Fort Lauderdale’s first elevated lounge.

By Jenna Ingraham

Riverside Market Plantation
The background: Owners Julian and Lisa Siegel introduce their third Riverside Market location with the same zany qualities the previous spots offer.
The details: Housed in a former convenience store, the 2,300-square-foot space has been transformed into a rustic, cozy neighborhood hangout with couches, lounge seating, communal tables and a large bar. Julian encourages patrons to “be who you are and come as you are.”
6900 Cypress Road, Plantation, FL, theriversidemarket.com

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The Wilder consists of three distinct rooms and a seasonal small bites menu.

The Wilder
The background: Vanessa and David Cardaci, creators of The Whole Enchilada, Poke House and Rhythm & Vine, bring a lifestyle social club that fuses European sophistication with Hollywood glamour.
The details: Located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the 3,500-square-foot venue consists of three distinct rooms and a small bites menu with selections that will evolve seasonally. “Think canapes, delicate sliders and exhilarating flavors that are sure to excite everyone in your clique,” Vanessa says.
701 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, intothewilder.com

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The background
: A cocktail garden in the sky, Rooftop is downtown Fort Lauderdale’s first elevated lounge, brought to you by The Restaurant People, the team behind hot spots Yolo, Boatyard and S3.
The details: Located on the eighth floor, the 4,000-square-foot open-air patio offers sweeping views of downtown and the New River. “We put a lot of thought into
attention to detail,” says Tim Petrillo, co-founder and CEO of The Restaurant People. “People want new experiences—same can be boring, and we aim to excite.”
1 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, rooftop1wlo.com

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