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18 Tropical Tiki Bars To Visit This Summer

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If you like your happy hour festive then say aloha to the tiki bar. These themed bars and restaurants are your go-to for some island ambiance, craft cocktails and banana leaf wallpaper. Because who said bamboo walls and Mai Tais are only for Hawaii?! 

Grab your friends and enter tiki culture. One thing you won’t be disappointed by: the copious amount of fun you are about to have. Get ready for tiki time, all the time.

Reporter: Scout | Location: Fairweather
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Hotel Tiki Tiki

Tulum, Mexico
Harbor the tropical vibes in Tulum, Mexico at Hotel Tiki Tiki. Perfect for those who love Mid Century Modern, Miami Beach and retro vibes all rolled into one. 
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Lost Lake

Chicago, Illinois
This tiki bar is millennial certified: banana leaf-print wallpaper and a neon pink sign serves as the ultimate backdrop for you to cheers with your Party Girl Ti Punch drinks.
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Test Pilot

Santa Barbara, California
Get festive in Santa Barbara at Test Pilot. With ocean blue walls and a wrap around booth for private parties, this craft cocktail bar has the perfect island inspiration to start your party.
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Leo's Oyster Bar

San Francisco, California
Shoot back those oysters flamingo-style at the Tiki Lounge at Leo’s Oyster Bar. Their bamboo and coastal decor is so on point, you’ll forget you're not at the beach.
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Fairweather

Fairweather’s tropical rooftop bar has more than just views of downtown San Diego. Their classic tiki-themed cocktails feature rum, mezcal and tequila as the main stars.
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Bootlegger Tiki

Palm Springs, California
Grab a craft cocktail with tiki rum at this Palm Springs speakeasy. Known for good old fashioned fun, make sure to stop by for their happy hour. 
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Sugar East Miami

Miami, Florida
For a more refined tiki experience, fancy yourself to Sugar’s Asian-influenced menu. Enjoy Miami’s panoramic views with one of their sleek and sophisticated cocktails, like the Sesame Sling or A Night In Hong Kong.
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The Grass Skirt

San Diego, California
The Grass Skirt is more than just a tiki immersive experience. Award winning corporate executive chef Brian Redzikowski is mastering Southeast Asian Cuisine for your taste buds. Book the hot pink tiki booth and say aloha to a good time. 
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False Idol

San Diego, California
This speakeasy in San Diego is a decked-out tiki, secret bar. The immersive decor will make you feel as if you have left reality and entered into tiki world.
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Adrift

Denver, Colorado
Adrift is bringing tiki culture to Denver while simultaneously giving back to the community. A percentage of their tiki profits goes to the Mana Immersion Fund which helps humanitarians bring their projects to life. Talk about a sense of ohana. 
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The Happiest Hour

Take a break from Manhattan’s cosmopolitan energy and slip into a turquoise blue velvet booth with cartoon palm tree wall paper at The Happiest Hour. Part nostalgic, part modern, The Happiest Hour will let you tropically escape while never having to leave the concrete jungle.
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Three Dots and a Dash

Chicago, Illinois
Start your weekend off the exotic way at this secret hideaway. Three Dots and a Dash is known for their tropical tiki bar and craft cocktails. All that is missing is the beach as you sip on your Rum Barrel (it has a top secret rum blend!).
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Rikki Tiki Tavern

Cocoa Beach, Florida
No need to pretend there is an ocean in the horizon. Rikki Tiki Tavern is located at the end of Cocoa Beach Pier in Florida. Sip on your cocktail with the waves crashing beneath you.
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Dirty Dick

Paris, France
Dirty Dicks is part rowdy, part tropical. Their Painkills Paris cocktail definitely does the job. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?
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Tonga Room

San Francisco, California
No beach, no problem. The Tonga Room has an indoor pool that sits at the center of the restaurant - and has sat there since 1929.
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Zombie Hut

Brooklyn, New York
You may be in Brooklyn but with bamboo-covered walls and stiff drinks, Zombie Hut will have you escaping city life. For some extra fun, might we dare you to try the $32 four-person Scorpion Bowl?
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Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Anaheim, California
Step into this adventurous bar located in The Disneyland Hotel which was inspired by Disney’s Jungle Cruise. If anyone is going to do tiki, it’s Disney. 
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Forbidden Island

Alameda, California
Say aloha to Forbidden Island, a retro tiki lounge opened by a Tiki Mixologist. Unwind with a Classic Mai Tai - you won’t be disappointed. 
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