WHY HERE: Escape to a warm coastal town somewhere where pineapple lights grow and colorful birds of paradise sing. All you have to do is dip your toes into this new Tiki-esq bar. The name evokes the 1950s cocktail the Pearl Diver (rum, butter, honey, citrus juices and spices), as well as the Japanese pearl-diving women known as the Ama, which is one reason the food menu has an Asian bent to it.
WHY NOW: As the cocktail world elevates the Tiki scene, it’s time to dive in all the way and immerse yourself with drinks that sound old but are actually new. For example, the Narwhal, with navy-strength rum, citric acid and bitters, or the Devil’s Flower, with tequila, cactus, kiwi, bitters and lime.