“It’s winter time. So I wanted to bring this up. For some strange reason, tiki bars are all the rage…for some reason, there’s been a crazy amount of tiki bars and Hawaiian influenced restaurant bars that have been coming on the scene…let’s get started with Trader Vic’s. Of course, you know this is the classic. It’s in the downtown Hilton. If you want a real feel of a Polynesian vibe…this is definitely a slice out of the 1970’s.”
“The SOS tiki bar is really really fun. They do a great drink called the Pain Killa which is white rum, aged rum, coconut cream, orange, pineapple and tiki bitters – and it’s $6 bucks so it’s a pretty good deal.”
Mara also mentions
Tiki Iniki in Virginia Highland
Tiki Tango (not open yet – in the former Lava Lounge space in Midtown)
Tiki Taco Tuesdays at the Bookhouse Pub in Virginia Highland
Match Bamboo Lounge in Castleberry Hill
Truett’s Luau in Fayetteville
The Atlanta Tiki Tour in February.
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