The Wharf Set to Open Second Location in Fort Lauderdale
If you just so happened to be browsing Instagram this afternoon, you may have caught that Miami’s hottest happy hour spot is opening a second waterfront location along Fort Lauderdale’s New River. The Wharf posted a teaser announcing the new location will be located dockside at 20 West Las Olas Blvd, the redevelopment site of what was previously known as Las Olas Riverfront. The Wharf, a 30,000 square foot open-air venue, has become a hot spot for celebrities, tourists and locals since its inception in 2017 and is widely known for its cocktails, Instagram worthy backdrop, and tasty bites. The Wharf Fort Lauderdale aims to bring the same creative vibe to the 954.
The Wharf’s founder, Emi Guerra, has partnered with CEO of Merrimac Ventures, Dev Motwani, and CEO of Barreto Group, Rodney Barreto, to bring the new project to life.
“We have seen the way The Wharf Miami has resonated with both locals and visitors and how it has helped to elevate and drive attention to the area it now calls home, so we jumped at the chance to create something equally as dynamic in Fort Lauderdale,” says Guerra. The Wharf Fort Lauderdale will bring the same dynamic scene to Broward County’s waterways, enhancing the area’s reputation even further as a hub for vibrant culture, innovative culinary arts, and creative energy. “We are excited to create a venue that will further activate the Riverwalk and will be a great spot for families, locals and tourists to enjoy and explore the Riverwalk district,” says Dev Motwani, CEO of Merrimac Ventures. “We are confident that this new development will help to further solidify Fort Lauderdale’s place as South Florida’s next big dining, entertainment and arts destination.”
The new location in Fort Lauderdale will sit on 1.25 acres of property on the city’s historic Riverfront.