August 03, 2017

Norfolk’s Waterside District Thrives Three Months After Opening

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Three months after its grand opening in May, the Waterside District is bustling with restaurants, bars, and eager customers wanting to check them out.

Located in the heart of Norfolk, the Waterfront District is a central place for the people of Hampton Roads to meet all of their dining and entertainment needs.

Diners can taste sweet treats at the Fudgery, grab a pie at Cogan’s Pizza, or do some fine dining at the Harbor Club. The District also features a “market,” or a gathering area for guests complete with restaurants and bars.

One of the restaurants in the market is the Local, a combination of locally-owned eats like Pino’s Meatballs, Martin’s Soulfood, Big Al’s Wings and Morty’s Deli.

Visitors can also pick up a pint of beer at Blue Moon Taphouse, which is home to Waterside’s Belgian White Beer and burger sliders with fries.

“Blue Moon is great partner for us here at Waterside District,” says Fred Rose, Waterside’s Digital Marketing Manager. “The taphouse is a really unique destination because it’s a custom creation by the Waterside District and Blue Moon Brewing Company.”

Waterside hosts festivals and live music with a stage next to Blue Moon. Performances are part of their Yacht Rock Concert Series, where boaters can stop at the Waterside Marina and take advantage of food and drink specials.

Waterside also hosts family-friendly events. So far, they have seen more than 500 guests at their Friday Family Movie Nights. The District hopes to host events all year round, and has activities lined up for the upcoming fall months.

“We’ve got fantasy football parties we’re soon going to be launching,” Rose says. “College Football, NFL football, every single team will have its home here in Waterside District.”

For more information about events at the Waterside District, visit

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