The Golden Lyon Vintage Pub
Just inside the Riverside Hotel is The Golden Lyon Vintage Pub, an intimate bar for an older crowd. By 6 p.m. there are no seats left at the u-shaped bar, and crowds of people hover around. It gets loud, especially Thursday through Saturday when there’s live music by singers and bands. From 3-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, the Golden Lyon’s happy hour offers half-off almost all drinks, except for top-shelf liquor. Specialty cocktails include an antioxidant martini (with Stoli Blueberi, fresh blueberries, pomegranate liquor and cranberry juice), the huckleberry lemonade and a strawberry margarita, which are all $6 during happy hour. Classic cocktails like the Rossini or the peach Bourbon Sour are only $5 during this time. The Golden Lyon’s kitchen is connected to the hotel’s Indigo Restaurant, which offers seafood, steaks, salads and pizzas with a little pizzazz. They’ve come up with some creative flavor combinations such as The Crustacean, a lobster and shrimp pizza with roasted cherry tomatoes, fennel béchamel, mozzarella and arugula. This pizza is more than enough for a few people. There’s also munchies like Asian chicken wings ($6) and smoked fish dip ($6). These bar bites are half-off during happy hour. Happy hour: 3-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday Recommended drink: Strawberry Margarita ($6) – el Jimador tequila with fresh-squeezed lime juice, muddled strawberries, agave nectar and Cointreau Recommended bite: The Crustacean pizza ($9) Contact: 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-467-0671, RiversideHotel.com
The Golden Lyon’s kitchen is connected to the Indigo Restaurant, which offers seafood, steaks, salads and pizzas with pizzazz.