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Tiki Bar

Gizmo56 Dec 3, 2012 02:15 PM

I have a craving to drink a zombie cocktail out of a skull mug in an establishment that has dried puffer fish suspended from the ceiling.

Does anyone know of a real tiki bar in the Puget Sound area?

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    elicia Dec 3, 2012 11:37 PM

    ahh, the perfect place is Chantanee Thai Restaurant over in Bellevue. the drinks are authentic and they DO serve in a skull mug! unfortunately, there is no pufferfish..
    but: in Tacoma, there IS a bar with pufferfish, and they serve (i've heard) good drinks! The Tacoma Cabana
    i can't recommend Hula Hula ~ love the decor, not fond of the drinks. god, even the virgin drinks were bad.

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      Gizmo56 Dec 4, 2012 12:27 AM

      Elicia, you are my hero.

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        Booklegger451 Dec 4, 2012 10:38 AM

        Gizmo... be sure to report back! I, too, feel the lack of a good tiki place in Seattle.

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          elicia Dec 4, 2012 10:03 PM

          i have a tiki bar in my house.. after Trader Vic's Bellevue closed, it's where we drink :)

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        equinoise Dec 3, 2012 02:52 PM

        Alas, no, not that I know of. If you can abide the lack of exotica decor, the Naga Cocktail bar at Chantanee in Bellevue has as decent slate of well-excuted tiki drinks.


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        1. re: equinoise
          Gizmo56 Dec 3, 2012 03:57 PM

          Thanks for the tip. A zombie without pufferfish suspended from the ceiling is better than no zombie at all. But I do long for the kitschy atmosphere of genuine tiki bar culture.

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