With a focus on Caribbean dishes and coastal seafood, this tiki-centric Decatur cocktail bar puts fun front and center with a rotating happy hour punch, $100 punch bowls "for 6-8 hearty souls," festive drinks like classic Mai Tais and Zombies served in coconuts and pineapples and a catalogue of 1,000 rums. Cheeky newfangled cocktails like Coke Problem (made with rum, coffee-cola syrup, amaro, lime and bitters) and an absinthe colada are among the creative sips on offer.
Backyard bars, like this one from HGTV's Going Yard, are a natural extension of the outdoor dining room trend. The extra seating and counter space are great for entertaining. The fun, tropical style of this bar makes it a desirable hangout for family and friends.
With some light reconstruction and bold paint choices, Bucy’s firm, Holland Remodeling & Building, converted the garage to a tiki bar — a fun, funky “destination spot” on their property. For a different spin on the same idea, you could create a cigar bar or your own private espresso station.
This home, located in the Caribbean, fittingly features a bamboo tiki bar with accenting rattan furnishings. A picture from the 1970s of the home thatched is featured behind the bar, which was taken by Slim Aarons. The interior designer was sure to include the home's historic past in her design.
The Rise of the Phoenix (serves three) is one of the savvy sips offered by Golden Eagle bar manager Jeff Stockton in a cocktail program that is as imaginative as it is delicious. The restaurant's location (with a new outdoor patio) on Atlanta's pedestrian and bike-centric BeltLine means you can walk off all of those boozy calories.
Located in the heart of the ritzy shopping complex The Shops Buckhead, Biltong Bar has added Tiki Tuesday menu to its offerings, with classic drinks like Mai Tais, Fog Cutters and Rum Barrels rounding out the already copious, clever boozy options from beverage director Sean Gleason. This South African gastropub bills itself as "beef jerky and booze" (biltong means beef jerky and is a traditional South African snack) a with Indian, French and Malaysian dishes on offer and a creative bar menu with exotic French-Caribbean sips like a trendy Chartreuse Colada, a mezcal and lavender soda Summer Dresses and other imaginative offerings.
With its focus on regionally-sourced seafood including a host of sustainable Southern oysters, Watchman's is an engaging spot in Atlanta's buzzing Krog Street Market food hall with a cheery Jungalow vibe (think lots of plants and macrame). But cocktail fans will really want to seek out Watchman's for its impressive cocktail program spearheaded by Miles Macquarrie who also overseas the drinks beat at Kimball House in Decatur (a James Beard finalist in 2018 for Outstanding Bar Program). Macquarrie says the focus at Watchman's is on Caribbean and tropical-inspired cocktails (a.k.a. not the usual tiki drinks) with spins on the mojito, daiquiris, a paloma and rum-forward sips to signal an island vibe. Don't miss the delicious, not-too-sweet Colada Phosphate made with rum, pineapple, coconut, cardamaro and acid phosphate (to enhance the drink's tart qualities and keep sweetness at bay without lime or lemon juice).