9beach Fusion Kitchen & Lounge Bar set to open in South Beach

South Beach has a lot in common with Tel Aviv – proximity to the beach, a steady stream of comely bikini-clad locals and a strong appetite for night life. So it should come as no surprise that Israel-based 9Beach Group will be washing up on our beachy shores. 9beach Fusion Kitchen & Lounge Bar is set to open this June at 1628 Collins Ave.

The clubby space comprises a 3,300-square-foot restaurant with an additional 5,000-square-foot outdoor lounge featuring a casual Mediterranean-inspired menu and craft cocktails. The place plans to be open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. Interior decor will feature intricate white and gold wooden carvings crafted in India, ornate lion heads and angels and two grand chandeliers as the centerpiece. Rock band lyrics on the walls, a homage to the music scene in Camden, London, along with black leather paneling will surely add to a Sex Pistols-meets-Ibiza vibe.

With seven successful 9beach locations in Israel and a Gilgamesh Restaurant Bar and Lounge in Camden, London, 9beach Miami marks the brand’s first venue in the U.S.