Tiki Tiki Tiki

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:

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Frankie's Tiki Room, Las Vegas


Golden Tiki in Las Vegas — also 2017:

Golden Tiki, Las Vegas

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Golden Tiki, Las Vegas


Trader Vic’s in Atlanta — 2017:

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Spare RIbs, Trader Vic's, Atlanta


Latitude 29, New Orleans — 2017:

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Latitude 29, New Orleans Mai Tai, Latitude 29, New Orleans


Pearl Diver in Nashville — 2019:

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Pearl Diver, Nashville TN Pearl Diver, Nashville TN

Pearl Diver, Nashville TN Pearl Diver, Nashville TN


The seven best tiki bars in New York, from WWD

The world’s 15 most important tiki bars

Map of tiki bars