Entry on “Drink Here Now 2018” about the Mai-Kai on Liquor.com
WHY HERE: Open since 1956, Mai-Kai continues to showcase Polynesian cuisine, culture and classic Tiki cocktails with nightly live shows, just as it has for more than 60 years. Also, while the bar whips up a mean fruity drink full of booze, it also has a whole kids’ menu, so you can bring your tikes with you for a taste of the tropics.
WHY NOW: Once named the No. 1 Tiki bar in the world by Tiki reference site Critiki, Mai-Kai recalls the nostalgia of once-novel rum-based cocktails and an experience reminiscent of the original spots from the ’50s and ’60s.