On 11/18/22, Esotico Miami opened a speakeasy adjacent space, the Kaona Room, which is accessible through either Esotico's interior secret door or through an exterior secret door beneath next door's Caribbean Water Supply. The Kaona Room is a bit more traditional tiki with its decor, and is more than just overflow seating. They have an entirely separate bar. For more on Esotico Miami, please see separate listing.
From Kaona Room:
"Hiding behind a discrete, unassuming entryway on a side street in Miamis Arts & Entertainment District awaits an unrivaled cocktail experience. Miamis newest secret and secluded tiki getaway, The Kaona Room bar and lounge.
Designed as a modern-day speakeasy with a twist a speaky-tiki - The Kaona Room employs traditional Polynesian elements interlaced with seductive details and jazz club vibes, transporting guests on a two-hour vacation to paradise. The space is comfortable, fun, and most importantly, private, only allowing up to 45 guests at a time.
Conceptualized by Graspa Group partner Daniele Dalla Pola, The Kaona Room will proudly feature remarkably classic and contemporary exotic cocktails, lite bites, as well as live entertainment, every single night. The lounge offers intimate dining for large parties, corporate events, and select group menus available upon request.
Guests can expect to feel like they are on an authentic and rum-soaked Polynesian excursion when visiting.... that is, if they know where to find the fun."