The Greater Jacksonville area is blessed to have such a wide selection of “Brews and Chews” establishments from the Beaches to the West Side – from Ameila Island to St. Augustine. If your interests are in the area of craft beer, fine wine or delicious food, we all have a wide array of purveyors from which to choose in deciding where to spend our “entertainment dollar”.
In selecting the location for Silver Cow, we wanted to establish ourselves in an area in which we were familiar – and the “King Street Beer Corridor” aka “Beer Central” was certainly usual stomping grounds for us. We were thrilled at getting 1506 King Street in the “Southern Outpost” of the craft-beer-centric “Avenue of Brews” which runs from Bold City Brewery and Intuition Ale Works on the north to Beer:30, European Street Cafe, Lola’s Burrito Joint and now Silver Cow on the south.
In the middle, great little enclaves of venues exist including Blind Rabbit’s, Dahlia’s Pour House, The Garage and Carmine’s Pie House. Venture a short walk off of King Street and you’ll find European Street.
The King Street “vibe” is almost infectious – look for upcoming establishments, expansions and increased hours and menus at existing locations. You’ll find the purveyors on and near King Street to all be supportive of one another because it makes sense. With the growing acclaim of this area, coupled with the upcoming opening of more craft beer establishments, this corridor is destined to be a popular tourist destination.
Deciding upon the ambiance for Silver Cow was easy. We wanted to establish something which would add to the flavor of the area and not take away from the neighboring bars and restaurants. From day one, we wanted to make sure folks from all walks of life feel comfortable comin’ in and sittin’ down for a spell.
The result is what you will see when you visit Silver Cow. A chill-out spot where you can order some top-notch craft beer, select from an evolving fine wine menu and nosh on some unique specials and “late-night-regretables”. Some will find the menu sufficient for an entire meal – others will ruminate a little at Silver Cow for appetizers on their prowl through the various establishments in the area.
The atmosphere is comparatively subdued – to allow you and your friends to easily have a conversation, for you and your significant other to cuddle on the sofa, for you to relax and have some amazing craft beer, impressive wine and tasty food (ruminations). Look for an ever-expanding food menu, lunch and Sunday brunch offerings in the very near future.
Local artists will be featured regularly at Silver Cow. If you know of one, please let them know. Silver Cow will never charge a commission for any sales of that artist’s work.
We know, we know – you’re wondering about the name. This area of Riverside was once “Silvertown”, an African-American community essentially annexed by the Riverside development. Of course, most locals are well aware that Jacksonville was once known as “Cowford”. Being big believers in inclusion while holding onto tradition and heritage, “Silver Cow” was the selected moniker. For more information and Silvertown and Jacksonville history, please see the References included below.
It is our hope you’ll come by and say hello to us at Silver Cow. Your presence will always be appreciated and it is our goal to make you feel welcome – and comfortable – in our little spot on the southern end of the King Street “Brews and Chews” scene.