The best tiki bar I’ve ever been to is Smith’s Union Bar in Honolulu’s Chinatown. It’s a shitty little tiki dive bar with even shittier karaoke. It’s also the oldest bar on the island. The night I was there it was is was full of Navy dudes, punk chicks, gay guys, and a big hulking, transgendered Pacific Islander.
By Amanda Davis The holidays are either the worst or the best time of the year, there is no in between. With all the jolliness, caroling and wallet pain, this seasonal shit can get a tad annoying. If you need a break from all the red and green flashing lights
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The first time I went to a Tiki Bar, I didn’t expect to love it, but I did. I loved it A LOT. I tend to like experiences and things that aren’t about taking yourself seriously, that are just about having a good time: this is Tiki Bars in a nutshell. Tiki Bars combine elements of old school kitsch, immersive escapism, and unapologetic tackiness in a way that I just find really mood-lifting (and until people start opening ghost bars in San Francisco, they’re your best bet for an immersive alcoholic experience).
Desperate times call for desperate measures. We are solidly into April, ie spring, but my winter coat is still on and my skin is still an “indoor kid” shade of pale. So off I go to where a lei and drink shots that have been lit on fire even though
Feeling a little fruity? Are the trade winds calling your name and filling your head with visions of tranquil isles. Well, if its tropical drinks you crave and don’t feel like spending a fortune at the Tonga Room or hiking out to Trader Sam’s, then the Hukilau is a good