Head to these three tiki bars in Washington, D.C., for beach vibes and tropical drinks all summer long!
It’s about to be a hot summer in Washington, D.C. But nothing beats the heat like some fruity and delicious tropical drinks. Head over to these tiki bars for a beach excursion without even leaving the District.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Address: 2007 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
Hours: Open seasonally | Thursdays: 5 p.m., Friday–Saturday: 7 p.m.
This saloon opens up their seasonal 2nd-floor tiki bar over the summer. While the first floor looks like it belongs in a cowboy movie more than a Carribean island, the pop-up bar is all about the beach vibes. Head over for tropical drinks with a twist, such as the Bitter Blue Hawaiian with cana brava rum, bittered blue curacao, pineapple, coconut cream, and lime; or the Banango Tango with ron zaacapa rum, banago cordial, black pepper amontillado sherry, lime, and mango comapeno mead. All tiki bar cocktails are $13.
Address: 1201 U Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
Hours: Tuesday–Thursday: 5 p.m.–2 a.m. | Friday: 5 p.m.–3 a.m. | Saturday: 5 p.m.–3 a.m. | Sunday: 5 p.m.–2 a.m.
You know a bar named after a group of islands is going to be a good place for tropical drinks! Archipelago stays true to the tiki theme with an island-themed interior design, classic tiki drinks, and beautifully garnished and designed drinks. The drinks can come in fun tiki cups, a plastic coconut, or even a pineapple! Check out their happy hour for the best deals: pina coladas for $7, ti punch for $8, and the pineapple of hospitality for two people for $16. Happy hour is Tuesday–Friday from 5 p.m.–7 p.m. If you’re hungry, the tiki bar also has Asian fusion food.
Address: 1825 18th Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20009
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 5 p.m.–12:30 a.m. | Friday: 4 p.m.–1:30 a.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m.–1:30 a.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m.–12 a.m.
This bar serves up delicious tiki drinks such as a Tatooine Dream with passionfruit, white rum, blue curacao, cream of coconut, and pineapple; or planters punch with dark rum, pineapple, orange justice, lemon, grenadine, and bitters. The tiki bar even has mai tais on tap! If you are in the mood for more classic drinks they have old-fashioneds, manhattans, and martinis. For the best Instagram photo, order It’s a Frog Who’s Smoking a Comically Large Cigar, which is garnished with a frog made out of a lime, with cherries for eyes, smoking a cinnamon cigar.
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