Township fills a void in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s dining-and-drinking scene
[the new concept by The Restaurant People]
We have to tip our hat to these guys. It seems like every month The Restaurant People are inviting our community to enjoy innovative, delicious culinary experiences. These guys, Director of Operations Aaron Abramoff, CEO Tim Petrillo, Culinary Director Peter Boulukos, and Construction Development Director Alan Hooper — have been adding creative community amenities to Fort Lauderdale’s growing culture since 1997.
From upscale dining experiences like Boatyard and TRP Taste to the social bar scene of YOLO and Rooftop, The Restaurant People have consistently delivered.
With that said, it’s no surprise that Township has been added to our weekly dining routine. We say “weekly” and not “nightlife” or “social” because Township offers more than one, or two, or even three reasons to visit.
“For the Table, by the People.”
Honestly, truer words have never been spoken. Township answers multiple community needs in a really fun way.
So, what is Township, anyway?
In short, it is a beer-garden style restaurant and bar featuring a comprehensive beer selection of 55 craft beers (domestic and imported) on 72 taps, and innovative urban street-fare.
To really see how Township enhances the landscape, however, we had to look past the surface. So we strapped on our lederhosen and took to the bar.
We parked downtown and walked south down Andrews Avenue until we arrived at Township.
The patio was lively with a mix of families and Sunday bar-crawlers socializing over corn-hole, ping-pong, and giant Jenga.
We entered through the patio. There was a cozy lounge space with outdoor chairs and sofas, and a ten-seater bar that was perfect for small bites and drinks. What grabbed our attention, however, was just beyond that room — a huge round-about bar stacked with flat-screen televisions, surrounded by cushioned booths overlooking an open kitchen concept, and filled with locals eating, drinking, coming and going.
Everyone was having a great time so we made our entrance there.
“Barkeep, two pints, please.”
“Why not make it a liter,” she replies.
“Excuse us?” we ask, slightly taken aback before confirming two liters of Tarpon River Deflated NE IPA.
Shocking right? Township is most known for serving up expertly crafted brews in their signature one-liter glass beer steins. One quick survey of the bar and we noticed nearly everyone was drinking a liter, so we joined in the festivities.