Best Tiki Bars in the U.S.
Modern tiki bars are serving stellar versions of kitschy drinks. Here, the best tropical-themed tiki bars and lounges in the U.S.
Smuggler’s Cove; San Francisco
Although this bar looks kitschy (tikimania!), mixologist-owner Martin Cate stocks over 200 rums and serves traditional drinks of the Caribbean islands and Prohibition-era Havana. smugglerscovesf.com
Photo © Jennifer Yin
Saint House; Tucson, AZ
Both the food and cocktails are influenced by the Caribbean islands and other rum-producing regions at this latest project from local restaurateurs Travis Reese and Nicole Flowers. 256 E. Congress St., Tucson; no phone
Photo © Sarah Ling
Three Dots & a Dash; Chicago
Named after a 1940s rum drink and also Morse code for “V” as in “victory,” this tiki-style bar from Paul McGee and the Melman brothers is right below sister establishment Bub City. threedotschicago.com
Photo © Anjali Pinto
Hogo; Washington, DC
Tom Brown (also of the Passenger restaurant and bar next door) opened this rum-focused establishment to serve inventive tiki drinks and house punches. hogodc.com
Photo © Elizabeth Parker