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Beacon: A Stunning New Rooftop Lounge Rises AboveJW Marriott Tampa Water Street

The Long-Awaited Opening in September Will Mark the Completion of Tampa’s First 5-Star Luxury Hotel

Renders of Beacon
Render of Beacon

JW Marriott Tampa Water Street proudly announces the upcoming grand opening of Beacon, an exquisite rooftop lounge that will elevate Tampa Water Street’s nightlife scene to new heights. Perched on the JW Marriott’s 27th floor, Beacon will become Tampa’s highest (and second highest in Florida) public rooftop cocktail and dining destination, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline and the shimmering waterfront. Beacon’s debut marks a momentous milestone for the luxurious property, which initially opened its doors in December 2020. 

“Beacon represents the culmination of our commitment to providing extraordinary experiences for locals and visitors alike,” said Ron McAnaugh, General Manager at JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. “We are excited to unveil this captivating rooftop lounge, where visitors will be able to soak in the energy of Tampa’s buzzing Water Street neighborhood from above.”  

Visitors to Beacon will enjoy an array of well-curated offerings, featuring seasonal flavors and local ingredients. Expertly crafted by Sous Chef Roy Bryant and an award-winning mixology team, Beacon’s delicious dishes and craft cocktails will be as elevated and memorable as the views. Guest favorite cocktails will include the Zalamero, concocted from Don Fulano Reposado Tequila and Galliano Espresso liqueur, and The Rising Sun, featuring notes of sesame and yuzu intertwined with roku Japanese gin and pineapple. Patrons will also enjoy an extensive food selection, including house-baked tartines topped with crème fraiche, caviar, and smoked salmon, or glimpse their artisanal charcuterie selections being prepared in the exposition kitchen along the north side of the main bar.

Curated in partnership with internationally renowned interior design firm AvroKO, the space exudes a captivating fusion of elegance and vibrant energy that captures the spirit of Tampa. The new lounge will open daily from 5 p.m. until late and has four unique spaces, included a lush and shaded terrace overlooking Tampa Bay. On non-event nights, guest parking will be validated for up to three hours at the hotel’s valet parking.

Beacon joins the property’s other esteemed culinary outlets, which include:

  • Driftlight Steakhouse: A menu that boasts fine aged steaks and locally sourced ocean-to-table cuisine in an upscale atmosphere.
  • SiX: Chef-crafted specialties in a modern American Bistro with indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the rooftop pool and the bayfront.
  • TURNTABLE: A popular grab-and-go eatery serving a rotating selection of Tampa’s food and drink scene every season from its street window.