With its thatched-roof booths and flaming neon sign, Tiki No is easy to mistake for a vintage tiki bar. Truth is it opened in 2010. Thankfully, it hews close to tradition, offering a menu of true classics (with the year and bar of origin identified) along with just a handful of original faux-tropical creations.
THE DRINK TO DRINK:
Bring a group—you’ll want at least two other people—and order a Scorpion Bowl, a gigantic and powerful punch that comes to the table on fire and accompanied by comically long straws.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:
Tiki No’s neighborhood is having a cocktail moment: It’s right around the corner from Idle Hour, a historic building shaped like a giant barrel that was rescued from demolition and turned into a craft-cocktail bar in 2014, and Bartoni’s, local drinks impresario Aidan Demarest’s latest bar inside an old-school Italian joint that just opened.