Cocoa Beach to get new food hall, its 1st brewery

COCOA BEACH, Fla. — Construction will soon begin on a new food hall and brewery in Cocoa Beach.


The Cocoa Beach Mercado -- a new upscale food, entertainment and event venue -- is scheduled to break ground by fall.

This new development will feature a dozen restaurants, a private event space, an 8,000-square-foot covered courtyard, a rooftop bar and the only craft brewery in Cocoa Beach.

All 12 restaurants will be independently owned, giving a diverse choice of food options for guests.

Photos: Groundbreaking on a new entertainment venue and brewery in Cocoa Beach is set to begin

The rooftop bar will feature a 40-seat full liquor bar with an array of cocktails, overlooking the Banana River.

The on-site brewery will be enclosed by floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing guests to watch a working brewery in action.

On the first level, customers can enjoy their food and or beverages in the covered open-air courtyard, which will seat up to 400 people.

The courtyard will also feature live music, art shows and holiday events.

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“I’m excited to bring this new concept to Cocoa Beach,” owner Daniel Todd said a news release. “The Cocoa Beach Mercado will bring together a diverse variety of food concepts, locally brewed beer, and an amazing cocktail program mixed with a roof top bar and event space all in one place.”

The venue is expected to create about 150 jobs for the area.

“I am excited to see this project come to life,” Cocoa Beach Mayor Keith Capizzi said in a prepared statement. “This will be an amazing upscale dining and entertainment venue for Cocoa Beach residents and tourists alike.”

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The city expects the Mercado to be up and running by fall 2025.

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Carl-Max Millionard, WFTV.com

Carl-Max Millionard is a Content Creator for WFTV.com.

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