Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Barfly's Beat: Late Summer Tiki Madness

Barkeeps Tobin Ellis, Julie Reiner, and Brian Miller at LK
Aloha! You want Tiki! You need Tiki! Well if you do not have a home bar called the Rhum Rhum Room at your disposal then get your Polynesian cocktail fix this coming week at the following events that would make Trader Vic proud:

Tiki Mondays at Lani Kai
Starting Monday, August 8th

Tiki Mondays reunites Elettaria tiki night alums on both sides of the stick with head pirate Brian Miller crafting a special cocktail menu of tiki classics. The list of concoctions include the Donn Beach's 1934 Zombie, the Cobra's Fang, both Caribbean and Tahitian Rum Punch, Navy Grog, and Rum Barrels. A rotating group of guest bartenders (expect more Elettaria ex-pats) accompany Miller dishing out swizzles for your pleasure. We hear Jim Kearns is up next week. So bust out the Hawaiian prints and start off the week in paradise!

6pm - 11pm

Lani Kai
525 Broome Street
SoHo, NY 10013

Lono Lounge Tiki Tuesdays at the Astor Room 
Starting Tuesday, August 16th.

Meanwhile, Astoria is putting itself on the cocktail map with the opening of the Astor Room. Listen to the authentic sounds of Exotica from the legendary Fisherman’s Tiki Trio while you enjoy classic rum cocktails and tiki –inspired dishes in one of the most historic watering holes in New York City! With special guests Bunny Love and Ekaterina for your tropical entertainment.

No Cover, but RSVP!
9pm - 11pm

Astor Room
34-12 36th St
Astoria, NY 11106

(photo courtesy of Guest of a Guest)