Get Tropical With These Awesome Brisbane Tiki Bars
With the cold weather creeping in, we can’t think of anything better than escaping to a tropical island, lying back in a hammock and sipping on a cocktail (preferably in a coconut with a curly straw). There’s no need to jump on a plane though – just check out these awesome tiki bars!
From the scowling pillars to the bamboo walls to the well-placed rum barrels, Jungle Bar ticks all the classic tiki boxes. It’s friendly, lively and overflowing with delectable concoctions (miniature umbrellas and all), but the main selling point is definitely the formidable Hurricane. This cocktail features six different kinds of rum, and comes served in its own special carved wooden bowl. Nice!
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Foodie mega-complex Alfred & Constance is known for many things, not least its colourful tiki bar. We’re talking AstroTurf, surfboards, sharks, surfboards bitten by sharks, and (of course) bartenders in adorable little captain hats. As for drinks, look no further than the Salted Caramel Colada, with pineapple, cream of coconut, over-proof rum, caramel syrup, sea salt and orange blossom water.
“Alfred & Constance is such an all round great spot. Meals are full of flavour and so generous in size. The drinks are perfect with a great selection of cocktails, cocktail jugs and after work drink deals. The crowd is always friendly and it’s a fantastic spot to go for a dance. It can get quite busy but it just creates a fun atmosphere.” – Little Foody 2 Shoes
Laruche isn’t what typically springs to mind when you say the words “tiki bar”. It’s an elegant haven of complex chandeliers, French couches, delectable eats and creative cocktails (some of which have umbrellas, which technically qualifies Laruche for this list in accordance with the Tiki Bar Code). Try the Shipwrecker No 2, with Sailor Jerry, spiced rum, coconut, pineapple and tropical falernum.
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Not considered your traditional tiki bar, Lychee Lounge is a cosy, warmly opulent nest of old-school Turkish splendour. The cocktails are prepared with true artistic flair by expert mixologists, and we’d highly recommend the Luau Daiquiri if you’re looking for a tropical experience. It’s comprised of Bacardi Carta Blanca, orange, citrus and vanilla, and goes down a real treat.
“Cool little spot with a chilled out vibe. Great to have a wine or cocktail with friends. Prices are good and we always find the staff great. We do tend to go earlier in the week as is a little quieter but an awesome outing on a Friday night after work also.” – Eatingaddict
With its lush leafiness, Polynesian carvings and wistful maritime paintings, Fitz + Potts evokes pleasantly subtle echoes of a more traditional tiki bar. It’s homely, spacious and thoroughly relaxed, and the food is well worth a look (and a taste, for that matter). The beer, wine and spirits list is impeccably chosen, and the daily cocktails board is always required reading, but make sure you try out John Frum’s Cargo Cult Spiced Rum – it comes all the way from Fiji!