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Best Tiki Bars in the U.S.

May 25, 2014

Best Tiki Bars in the U.S.

May 25, 2014

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

Lucky Joe’s Tiki Room; Milwaukee, WI

This tropical-themed bar and lounge specializes in wacky riffs on classic tiki cocktails, like a peach pie–flavored mai tai. luckyjoestiki.com

Photo © Trevor Smith

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