Skip to main content

New Downtown Fort Myers Venue a Spot for Happy Hours, Events and More

Sep 01, 2017 08:45PM ● Published by Kevin

Gallery: Downtown Social House - Opened June 2017 [17 Images] Click any image to expand.

Downtown Fort Myers' new gathering spot, Downtown Social House, dishes out handcrafted craft cocktails, wine and draft beers, shareable plates, and dons the scene's only GardenBar.

SoHo for short, is Kearns Restaurant Group and Richter Hospitality Concepts' latest venue and venture in Downtown Fort Myers. Construction began in late 2016, with a grand opening debut in June 2017.  
 
The company operates six stores in the downtown core. Managing partner Nils Richter was responsible for the concept and build-out, but attributed the successful opening as a team effort. Daniel Kearns, Sr., and his sons Zak Daniel, Jr., are the other partners in the group.

Richter reported SoHo was busy from wall to wall all night the first weekend, just through the buzz on social media, and it has been busy every weekend night since. 
 
The most popular menu item is the ‘What-A-Mule’ cocktail, a play on a Moscow mule with Lemongrass simple syrup and fresh ginger.
 
The outdoor space is "perfectly suited" for events, Richter said, and they have received a lot of requests. There are outdoor cooling systems on hot days and a big fire pit for cold nights. They have already been hosting events for the Rotary Club, the local Young Lawyers Association and other professional groups.
 
"It has been awesome, no doubt about it!" Richter said. "We get a lot of professionals that work downtown and visit us for happy hour, and at night we get a very nice crowd that we have not seen in downtown before."
 
Richter said they will update their craft cocktail menu and the food menu seasonally, with the fall menu coming out on Sept. 21.

"This way we stay fresh and we can use local and seasonal ingredients year round," he said. "We are looking forward to being the place for locals, snowbirds, and the local professionals to gather for years to come in downtown!"
RSW Living business nightlife new businesses community spotlight
  • During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Is...


  • Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

    12/17/2017
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    The Sanibel Island Farmers Market was established in 2008. It is a favorite outdoor activity for...


  • Family Day at Millennial Brewing

    12/17/2017
    12:00PM — 05:00PM

    We have the perfect place to grab some food and a drink while the kids play, meet new friends, an...


  • Echoes

    12/17/2017
    02:00PM

    Tillie and Samira were born 175 years apart, but their parallel stories eerily mirror one another...


  • Miracle on 34th Street

    12/17/2017
    02:00PM

    Holiday tradition. Based on the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street features a book an...


  • FOODIES & YOGIS: Basil & Back Care

    12/17/2017
    04:00PM — 06:00PM

    Calling all soul seeking, health conscious, cuisine curious peeps! Most bodies & minds need assi...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    12/17/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Night Lights in the Garden

    12/17/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    More lights on more nights are planned for the annual Night Lights in the Garden at the Naples Bo...


  • During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Is...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    12/19/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Surfside Sunset Market

    12/19/2017
    01:00PM — 06:00PM

    The Surfside Sunset Market is located at The Shops at Surfside. From November through April, the ...


  • After-school Clique, 3rd-5th grades

    12/19/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...


  • DeRomo's Winter Wine Showcase

    12/19/2017
    05:00PM — 08:00PM

    Join us to sample wines from around the world, sample fresh cheeses and gourmet treats spread out...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    12/19/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Night Lights in the Garden

    12/19/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    More lights on more nights are planned for the annual Night Lights in the Garden at the Naples Bo...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    12/19/2017
    06:00PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • During the holiday season, from Thanksgiving weekend throughout the month of December, Captiva Is...


  • Make Holiday Crafts at Rookery Bay

    12/21/2017
    09:00AM — 04:00PM

    The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is hosting Holiday Crafts for Kids. Families are in...


  • Shop With a Cop

    12/21/2017
    09:00AM

    A tradition in the Cape Coral Police Department is a program dubbed "Shop With A Cop." Shop W...


  • Open Painting at The Paint Escape

    12/21/2017
    10:00AM — 06:00PM

    Ceramic painting for children and adults, create a decorative item. Friday night offers ladie...


  • Miracle on 34th Street

    12/21/2017
    02:00PM

    Holiday tradition. Based on the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street features a book a...


  • After-school Crew, Kindergarten-Grade 2

    12/21/2017
    03:00PM — 04:00PM

    avorite books, new books, never-knew-existed books plus puzzles, games, crafts and more! Geared s...


  • Sundown Stroll

    12/21/2017
    04:00PM — 08:00PM

    Every third Thursday of the month, from 4 p.m. to sunset, you can support a local charity by taki...


  • Yoga @ Robert L Taylor Community Center

    12/21/2017
    05:30PM — 06:30PM

    This is a weekly yoga class on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm, taught by certified instructor Didi M...


  • Edison & Ford Holiday Nights

    12/21/2017
    05:30PM

    The winter homes, gardens, and historic buildings of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford are decorated w...


  • Night Lights in the Garden

    12/21/2017
    06:00PM — 09:00PM

    More lights on more nights are planned for the annual Night Lights in the Garden at the Naples Bo...


  • Complete original art while enjoying friends, music and favorite beverages. Materials provided, o...


  • Ballroom Dancing

    12/18/2017
    06:30PM — 09:30PM

    USA Dance offers beginning Ballroom Dance Lessons and a Social Dance on Monday nights. The lesson...