Watson, the third of four brothers, owned a string of restaurants and bars. He opened the Midnight Voice in the early 1970s, but closed down shortly afterward and moved to Texas. After returning to Birmingham. He and his brother opened the bar at The Garages on 10th Terrace South in February 1994.
Watson also organized the annual Garage Café Beach Party for his staff and friends, the Tuesday after Labor Day at Pandora’s Steak House in Grayton Beach, Florida.