The NYT Magazine ran a piece, Tiki’s Comeback, in 2016, and we gave it a try. Thinking of tiki cocktail culture this afternoon (maybe just ready to sit in the dark with a cocktail and think of the islands?). Not going to comment on each of these other than to say: 10/10 would visit again. Every single place we went — from Las Vegas to New Orleans to Atlanta and Nashville, was good fun. It feels nice to get snug in a dimly-lit booth, embrace a little kitsch, and roll with the vibe.
Frankie’s Tiki Room in Las Vegas — from a 2017 visit:
Golden Tiki in Las Vegas — also 2017:
Trader Vic’s in Atlanta — 2017:
Latitude 29, New Orleans — 2017:
Pearl Diver in Nashville — 2019:
The seven best tiki bars in New York, from WWD