WHY HERE: Most Tiki dens are darkened caves, with packed-to-the-walls totems and midcentury kitsch. MoP is a colorful, happy oasis on an East Village street corner. Each cocktail arrives in distinct, specific glassware, and some drinks are made at your table.
WHY NOW: Rather than Tiki mugs, drinks arrive in inventive receptacles shaped like anything from a large conch shell to a shark emerging from the water. This is a thing you want, along with an on-point Polynesian-inspired vegetarian menu.