Friday, April 10, 2015

The Bikini Cocktails


On the grittier side of downtown Phoenix you can find the The Bikini Cocktails billed as the valley's original Tiki bar.  They've been pouring tiki-themed drinks since 1947.  I understand they still draw a big crowd especially on First Friday Art Walk nights.  I guess I should check this one out sometime too.  I haven't had a tiki-themed drink since Trader Vic's closed it's doors here in Phoenix.

15 comments:

Halcyon said...

To be honest, I'd probably be more likely to check this place out than yesterday's. I love some good kitsch and this looks like the place for it!

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like a place worth visiting!

Stefan Jansson said...

Okay then, lets go in and have some fun.

Steve Reed said...

Oh, this looks fun. Drink umbrellas and orchids and Mai-Thais, I'm guessing!

Fotolosopher said...

Tiki bars and Tiki drinks are a Florida specialty. I think some of the Seminoles to the south still live in Tiki huts. :)

Kate said...

Ah, Trader Vics. Not in Phoenix but I real many evenings in Chicago at that establishment. What was the drink containing a gardenia? I proudly wore them, walking out of TV's after an evening there

RedPat said...

I don't think I've ever had a tiki-themed drink. Does a Pina Colada count?

Kathy said...

There must be something wrong with my brain. I don't ever remember seeing this place in Phoenix and I certainly don't remember a Trader Vic's, although I know I went to one in Dallas back in the '60s or '70s. Maybe I've just lost some brain cells along the way!

cieldequimper said...

Now that's a surprise!

Sharon I sent you a FB message, I don't know if you received it?

William Kendall said...

It looks like quite an establishment!

Randy said...

I can't believe it's still open.

Judy said...

I've been in places that look like this one. They can be fun.

Bob Crowe said...

We used to have a Trader Vic's. There is a phony corporate Irish bar and restaurant in the space now.

This looks like it would be more at home in LA than PHX.

Jack said...

Tiki bars used to be somewhat common, but they have gone away most places I know up north. BUT, you want a tiki bar, come visit southwest Florida!

Karl Demetz said...

I never heard about a tiki-themed drink :)