WHY HERE: In contrast to the darkened caverns that define many Tiki spots, MoP is a colorful tropical oasis on an East Village street corner. Each cocktail arrives in distinctive, specific glassware. Some drinks are built at your table to give you an “at the bar” sense of participation.
WHY NOW: Drinks arrive in mugs shaped like attacking sharks or metallic conch shells, and things are set on fire. These are things you want, alongside an on-point Polynesian-inspired vegetarian menu.