Beach club/restaurant to open on Miami’s Watson Island

A 3,900-square foot dining concept is slated to open on Miami’s Watson Island, complemented by 45,000 square feet of beach area.

Nestled next to Jungle Island on the northernmost corner of Watson Island, Joia Beach is a European-style restaurant and lounge expected to open in January. It’s the latest project from Liquid Hospitality, led by Chris Paciello and Mio Danilovic.

Joia Beach’s dining area will be able to seat 130 people, while its 10-foot bar will fit an additional 10 patrons.

A sun deck and lounge seating will surround the dining area. Joia Beach’s beachfront property stretches along the MacArthur Causeway and Parrot Jungle Trail, and will occupy 45,000 square feet of space, sharing a border with Jungle Island.

“Joia Beach will be a genuine restaurant and beach club, bringing an incomparable experience on the sand to our growing audience.” Paciello said in a statement. “We are excited about the opportunity to activate this spectacular untapped space with a concept that will really define all that is amazing about living in Miami.”

Liquid Hospitality hopes to use some of the beachfront space as an event venue for DJs and other live music performances.

Miami-based Francois Frossard designed the project.

Other Liquid Hospitality developments include Jezebel Bar + Kitchen and Rockwell Nightclub, both in Miami Beach.