The 9 Brand-New Tiki Bars You Should Visit This Summer

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  • posted 2 years ago

    My wife and I enjoy Psycho Suzi's Tiki Motor Lounge Restaurant & bar in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Great place...Great Vibe... Great group of people that go this place every night. It is always packed from Wed - Saturday. They have a great Location over looking the Mississippi River... People drive their boats up the Mississippi river to Suzi's Dock along the river and everyone has a grand ole' time.
    Of course you do not have to have a boat to go there...they have a big parking lot for people like me that drive cars... Ha

    P.S. The drink menu is listed by how powerful the Tiki drinks are. Be careful, many drinks are powerful... very powerful.

  • ReggieLampert posted 2 years ago

    I believe these are all newer establishments, and great places like Frankie's in Vegas doesn't qualify in that regard. While not a brand new bar, I like Tiki No in North Hollywood, CA. The interior is lovely and their drinks are interesting and tasty! They do a cocktail with Lychee that rocks.

  • AZRonin posted 2 years ago

    Although it's beginning to show its age; I'm a little partial to the KON TIKI Lounge in Tucson, AZ... I love Tiki bars and hope to visit some of the ones you highlighted in your article... I no longer live in Tucson, but when I get back in town to visit my parents, I have to get away for a bit and visit the Kon Tiki. Thanks for article and for reminding me that Tiki bars are not yet obsolete...

  • Mark Hooper posted 2 years ago

    It is a shame that the Grass Skirt, in Columbus, Ohio, continues to get overlooked by writers who rank tiki bars. Usually, these writers are outside observers. As a die-hard tikiphile, mixologist and frequenter of true tiki bars (which excludes a tiki themed sports bar with trivia nights and televisions above the bar), I can tell you that the Grass Skirt deserves much more attention.

    Although not brand new, it was overlooked when it first opened, so it would be brand new to many imbibers not in the know. This torchbearer of the famous Kahiki Supper Club offers a high tiki aesthetic and some savory and potent tiki cocktails. It is a shame this place is so embedded in authenticity yet gets overlooked in lieu of "almost tiki" establishments.

    Ironically, this one is ALREADY opened for business!

    PS -- Congrats to Suzanne Long and Longitude, Jeff Beachbum Berry and Latitude 29 and Paul McGee and Lost Lake!!!!

  • pinnaped666coxnet377787960 posted 2 years ago

    All sound great, but missed my backyard favorite, Frankie's Tiki Lounge, in "Vas Vegas Baby" a must do if your a "Tiki Lover" when your in Vegas

  • sonnybonasera.e38457 posted 2 years ago

    I love tiki but Tonga hut was a disappointment. They need to verse the bar staff about rum and tiki cocktails. You can't just dress a place up and have some runs and call yourself a tiki bar. I was so sad.

  • Richard mailloux posted 2 years ago

    You should check out a real Tiki bar on lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire !!!!!
    Akwa beach bar looks and feels like the real thing. It has post and beam construction with a 1904 wooden 28' sail boat as the bar with a 25' mast inside. Sits 20 bar stools. Kitchen looks like a real carpenters hut inside restaurant, right on the water.
    The ultimate beach bar with beach,pool,12' hot tub, volley ball, bond fires and more......
    See Akwa Marina .com

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