Rumba | Photo: Megan Rainwater

Tiki Time

Set your watch to island time at some of our favorite tiki bars around town.

Rumba Photo: Megan Rainwater

Rumba Photo: Megan Rainwater

Rumba

Wednesday tiki-themed menu

This rum-focused bar in Capitol Hill has a distinctly tropical vibe, from the marlin on the wall to the lineup of classic daiquiris, icy swizzles, and sipping rums with the complexity of a good bourbon. A few tiki standards are always available—like the mai tai, Campari- and pineapple-laced Jungle Bird, and passion fruit–flavored Hurricane—but on Wednesday night things get even beachier with a special tiki-focused cocktail menu. 112 Pike St; rumbaonpike.com

Hula Hula Photo Charity Burggraaf

Hula Hula Photo Charity Burggraaf

Hula Hula

Hawaiian-style libations

A divey Seattle classic for those nights when all you want to do is drink Blue Hawaiians and sing a few rounds of karaoke amidst Polynesian digs and loads of rum bottles. Cocktails are fun (think cool, retro tiki glassware), and most come with paper umbrellas and all the liquid courage you need to get up on that karaoke stage. 106 First Ave N; hulahula.org

 

No Bones Beach Club Photo: Courtesy No Bones Beach Club

No Bones Beach Club Photo: Courtesy No Bones Beach Club

No Bones Beach Club

Tropical drinks and vegan eats

What could be more Seattle than a vegan tiki bar? This Ballard newcomer combines plant-based fare like beer-battered avocado tacos with margaritas, coconut mojitos, and breezy rum cocktails that evoke the beach. Sip them amidst just enough surfboard, bamboo, and thatched wall décor to embrace the tropical feel. 5410 17th Ave NW; nobonesbeachclub.com

 

Hotel Albatross Photo: Olivia Brent

Hotel Albatross Photo: Olivia Brent

Hotel Albatross

Exotic, maritime-style cocktails

This fun, campy bar in the heart of Ballard’s nightlife zone serves cocktails in hollowed-out pineapples and coconuts, plus rum-based tiki staples like the Painkiller (coconut, island fruits, and rum) and Three Dots and a Dash (rum blends and citrus). If you’re feeling brave—and have some friends in tow—order the Volcano Bowl, a tiki classic in a palm tree–bedecked punch bowl with leaping flames in the center and enough booze (and straws) for at least four people. 2319 NW Market St; hotelalbatross.com

Rob Roy

Monday tiki nights

Belltown’s Rob Roy, one of the most respected cocktail bars in the city, adds to the city’s tiki landscape with Tangaroa Roy, its Monday tiki nights. Sample original tiki-style cocktails in the swanky digs, where traditional rum meets other spirits like aquavit, scotch, and sherry. Rob Roy is taking it a step further with a new bar called Navy Strength, which celebrates tiki culture and opens in summer 2016. 2332 Second Ave; robroyseattle.com

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