Northeast of downtown Fort Worth, the Riverside neighborhood is finding a vibe all its own. A living and working community, it features locally owned boutiques, flavorful restaurant options, unique entertainment venues, salons, gyms, urban housing and contemporary apartment buildings.
At the heart of the neighborhood is The Post at River East. This blend of entertainment venue, restaurant and gathering space has simple but delicious snacks, sandwiches and desserts.
With a range of Tex-Mex options to choose from, the former food truck and female owned Caliscience was named best new restaurant in Culture Map’s Tastemaker awards and is frequently on lists of Fort Worth’s Best Tacos.
Tributary Café offers New Orleans-style seafood and Cajun cuisine in an airy, casual setting. Head over to Race Street Coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up. Guanajuato Bakery has fresh baked goods including bakery needs for all of life’s special occasions.
Mamma Mia Italian Grill & Pizza provides a warm setting to dine on traditional Italian dishes and pizza in a historic building. They’ve been serving up baked pasta, seafood, chicken, veal, subs and pizzas for over ten years. Be sure to bring your own beverages!
The Post at River East is not just a restaurant and bar, it’s also a music venue featuring some of the best musicians in the area and beyond. Check out their upcoming shows, which feature every genre of music from classical to acclaimed rock’n’roll and country. Artists perform in the indoor concert space or outside on the patio. Wine Me Up Wednesdays offer guests half-priced house wines, sangria and free live music.
Experience Riverside at the brewery. Neutral Ground Brewing Company offers craft brews on tap and food trucks or pop-up food vendors Friday through Sunday.
Find special gifts and clothing at one of the neighborhood’s unique and eclectic stores. For women’s boutiques, visit Savvy Roots Boutique or The Twisted Gypsy, woman’s clothing stores with fabulous outfits and jewelry for every occasion. River East Enchanted Boutique specializes in women’s Coastal, Southern and chic styles. The Green Thistle Emporium is a collection of vendors in a boutique style.
Shop antique finds at Vintage Treasures. Creatively Beaut Goods has modern boho handmade accessories, crystals, macrame and vintage clothing. For the vinyl lover, peruse Born Late Records, the record store that buys, sells and trades music memorabilia.
Enjoy the outdoors at Riverside Park. Situated between the Trinity River and Oakhurst Scenic Drive, Riverside Park has fantastic views of downtown Fort Worth. Amenities include a playground, athletic fields, and plenty of green space to have a picnic.