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Tiki drinks in Cambridge

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  • ac106 May 12, 2011 01:29 PM
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Anyone doing them especially well?

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  1. You probably could get Reggie to make you some at the Blue Room when he's working the bar. East Coast Grill has a Tiki room, but I've only availed myself of the make-your-own bloody bar there.

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    East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
    1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

    The Blue Room
    Hampshire and Portland streets, Cambridge, MA 02139

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    1. re: Taralli

      ECG's tiki drinks are tasty and boozy. Not sure I'd trust going off menu there, though. Green Street and Craigie can do some tiki drinks. When Tommy was still at Craigie he used to make a great tiki inspired drink that used a lime "boat" full of green chartreuse VEP lit on fire.

      ECG is the only place that has any sort of tiki vibe, though.

      Also look for Brother Cleve's nights at Think Tank; I think he does a tiki night every once in a while there.

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      Think Tank
      1 Kendall Square, lower level, Cambridge, MA 02139

      1. re: DoubleMan

        Tom's drink was amazing...i may still have the recipe somewhere... lots of angostura iirc

    2. Green Street is well-stocked with many real-Tiki essentials, and has one or two listed on their Big cocktail list, like a Zombie (Trader Vic's recipe, I believe.) Excellent cane spirits selection, fresh juices, maybe not so many specialty syrups.

      http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

      1. Summer Shack at Fresh Pond still serves a Scorpion Bowl in memory of Aku Aku that used to inhabit the space. They also preserved the giant Buddha in the entrance.

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        Summer Shack
        310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

        1. It's Somerville, but Highland Kitchen has tiki specials on Mondays (which is also fried chicken night - don't miss it). I haven't tried them but their bartending is pretty good in general.

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          Highland Kitchen
          150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

          1. Not Tiki but just as tipsy the Temple Bar has some great punches including the legendary Chatham Artillery Punch. Guaranteed to put you on your ass without being fortified by sailor strength 151.

            1. Might be worth keeping an eye on the Brother Cleve residency Monday nights at Think Tank. He's done at least one Tiki night and in general focuses on exotic cocktails of one stripe or another. Sorry to say I haven't made it by yet, but he spins, too, always great stuff.

              http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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              Think Tank
              1 Kendall Square, lower level, Cambridge, MA 02139

              1. I know that the talented bartenders at Trina's Startlight Lounge always have tricks up their sleeves and can pull off Tiki drinks.

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                Trina's Starlite Lounge
                3 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143