Manhattan The Manhattan cocktail is the answer to the Martini for those who do not like gin but love whiskey. Like any drink that uses straight spirits, it should be stirred with plenty of ice (not shaken) and double strained into a stemmed cocktail glass. The rest is a matter of preference. Some say 2 […]
Tiki Chick Tiki Chick is a Tropical Tiki bar on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. It is probably one of the newest tiki bars, if not the only one left outside of Otto’s Shrunken Head. It managed to survive the pandemic, and though I have not been back, I did like what I experienced when I […]
Otto’s Shrunken Head Caught between a punk dive bar and a tiki joint on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, there is Otto’s Shrunken Head. It is vintage for sure. Visited by Anthony Bourdain and Michael Ruhlman, be advised they only except cash. No food either, but they do have bags of chips up on the wall […]
Exotica Night Exotica Night is a Tiki Bar popup at Raine’s Law Room in Manhattan. They had made it up to Exotica Night 8 before the pandemic had cut them off. Garret J. Richard was usually at the helm as head mixologist and it grew in popularity as the events went on.
The Polynesian It might not be easy to find, but about 4 Flight upstairs of the Pod Hotel in Times Square in Manhattan, there is a rooftop oasis called The Polynesian Tiki Bar. It is a modern interpretation of Polynesian pop culture complete with artwork, palm trees, appetizers, pupu platers, and of course probably the […]