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where in l.a. can i get a tropical drink served in a pineapple or coconut?

Matt Esq. Apr 21, 2008 11:24 AM

summertime is approaching and one of my favorite ways to relax is with a stiff rum drink served in a hollowed-out pineapple or coconut, preferably at a hotel pool bar, a restaurant/bar with a beach view, or at least somewhere with a nice outdoor patio. i've yet to find a place in l.a.. anyone have any ideas? i'm in silverlake, so somewhere within a reasonable drive would be preferable.

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    TracyS Apr 22, 2008 08:58 PM

    I kinda think Duke's in Malibu would do something like that.

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    1. re: TracyS
      Matt Esq. Apr 23, 2008 09:27 AM

      I've been to Bahooka. Great decor and they do have tropical drinks, but no drinks in pineapples or coconuts. I've been to Duke's as well and haven't seen drinks in coconuts or pineapples, but will check next time I am there. Does anyone have a definite sighting? These have to be somewhere in town!

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      Waverly SGV Apr 22, 2008 08:22 PM

      Roy's Hawaiian in downtown L.A. serves a pineapple coconut martini but not in a hollowed-out pineapple.

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        PayOrPlay Apr 22, 2008 09:19 AM

        Here are a couple of links to older threads discussing tiki bars and tropical drinks. Be sure to note the dates on the posts and call first--some of the referenced places may be no more.



        Also, check out the menu for the poolside "Trader Vic's Lounge" that now exists at the Beverly Hilton in lieu of the dearly departed original. Plenty of exotic drinkware!


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        1. re: PayOrPlay
          Matt Esq. Apr 22, 2008 09:37 AM

          i am familiar with the local tiki bars and have frequented the tiki ti, trader vics lounge, etc. i love their drinks, but the problem is that they don't serve drinks in fresh pineapples or coconuts. that's really what i'm looking for here.

          1. re: Matt Esq.
            So Ho La Apr 22, 2008 05:25 PM

            You might try Bahooka's on Rosemead Blvd, in Rosemead.

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              Frommtron Apr 22, 2008 09:03 PM

              That place is great!

        2. EatinThePizzaNaked Apr 21, 2008 12:28 PM

          Velvet Margarita on cahuenga serves a margarita in a pineapple. not much of a view though.

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          1. re: EatinThePizzaNaked
            Matt Esq. Apr 22, 2008 08:57 AM

            hmmm...not necessarily what i have in mind, but may work in a pinch!

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