“We were tiki before it was cool,” proclaims the motto on Hala Kahiki’s website. In fact, they are one of the Midwest’s oldest existing tiki bars. Opened by former funeral home directors in 1952 (and in its current location since 1964), this self-dubbed “bamboo rendezvous” is still family-run and features a tiki patio, ornate light fixtures and authentic Witco furniture and carvings.
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What to drink
A Scorpion, Menehuna or Painkiller. Though with a menu of 130 drinks, there's truly something for everyone.
No food is served, so build a base with a Chicago-style hot dog at Gene and Jude's next door.