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Fort Lauderdale Magazine: Keeping the Rum Flowing

Fort Lauderdale Magazine: Keeping the Rum Flowing

The word “institution” can get thrown around freely, but the Mai-Kai definitely is one. It’s also a place capable of changing when change is required. Click here to read more >

#2 in Fort Lauderdale’s 12 Best Happy Hour Spots

#2 in Fort Lauderdale’s 12 Best Happy Hour Spots

This Polynesian-themed landmark has been serving up tropical tiki drinks since 1956. The Molokai Bar, outfitted to look like a turn-of-the-century seaport saloon, features 51 specialty drinks, wine and beer, all served to patrons by lovely maidens. There’s a daily...

BEST BAR IN BROWARD Molokai Bar at Mai-Kai

BEST BAR IN BROWARD Molokai Bar at Mai-Kai

The United States was once filled with roadside tiki bars and dinner-show venues. There, your grandparents would dress up to watch fire dancers and hula girls while dining on crab rangoon and pupu platters and sipping drinks called the Jet Pilot and the Zombie. These...

Florida’s surprising TIKI HERITAGE

Florida’s surprising TIKI HERITAGE

The Parklander's article on "Florida's surprising TIKI HERITAGE" includes mention of The Mai-Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Show. Read this article on The Parklander >

Mai-Kai Fort Lauderdale article on Hola Latinos

Mai-Kai Fort Lauderdale article on Hola Latinos

Dinner and a Show, Aloha!When Brothers Bob and Jack Thornton opened the restaurant back in 1956, the probably would have never imagined that it would still be around and going strong. Originally it would accommodate 150 and now its seats more than 700. Their main...

Yellow Magazine Review of the Mai-Kai

Yellow Magazine Review of the Mai-Kai

The Mai-Kai Restaurant & Polynesian Show is featured in a three page review in the Yellow Magazine. Read this full article on Yellow Magazine >

Drink Here Now 2018

Drink Here Now 2018

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 Ten Best Old-School Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach

The Ten Best Old-School Restaurants in Broward and Palm Beach

Excerpt about the Mai-Kai from the Broward Palm Beach New Times: Since opening in 1956, the Mai-Kai has been the type of place where you can drown in a flaming scorpion bowl, order a potent tiki drink, or watch a live Polynesian dance show all while listening to tunes...

Critiki’s Ten Best Tiki Bars in the World 2016

Critiki’s Ten Best Tiki Bars in the World 2016

Article excerpt from Critiki News: No. 1: Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale, Florida Any list of the best tiki places that isn’t topped by the Mai-Kai is to be ignored. There’s simply no matching the Mai-Kai, in either the grand scale, or the minute attention to detail in the...