Over Fifty Years of Tiki Tradition – Tiki Ti – Los Angeles, CA

Where Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards meet there is a tiny tiki bar straight out of time. Picture a long dark bar, tiki trinkets everywhere, many of which have been provided by their customers, blinking lights, a waterfall, bottles of booze and smoke-filled air. Turns out, if the establishment is owner-operated, customers can smoke. Now, whyContinue reading “Over Fifty Years of Tiki Tradition – Tiki Ti – Los Angeles, CA”

Home of the Original Pina Colada – Caribe Hilton – San Juan, Puerto Rica

Kim and I recently were able to visit the home of the Pina Colada in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Oasis Bar of the amazing Caribe Hilton. Beautiful location, super friendly bartenders and great drinks. However be careful to ask for a handmade Pina Colada, as the normal ones we found out are fromContinue reading “Home of the Original Pina Colada – Caribe Hilton – San Juan, Puerto Rica”

Disneyland Knows Tiki – Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Disneyland Hotel – Anaheim, CA

We’ve been on a real tiki bar kick as of late. We enjoy the nostalgia that they invoke and so we started to look up tiki bars to experience them wherever we travel. We were recently turned onto a new tiki bar by a friend’s Facebook check-in and were surprised to discover it was practicallyContinue reading “Disneyland Knows Tiki – Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, Disneyland Hotel – Anaheim, CA”

Great Setting for Cocktails at Grand Central Terminal – The Campbell Apartment – New York, NY

This is a very fun spot at the world famous Grand Central Terminal in New York City. This bar is a popular hangout for locals waiting to catch the train after work. If you get in early you can grab a seat but it’s standing room only after the 5 o’clock whistle. It’s a funContinue reading “Great Setting for Cocktails at Grand Central Terminal – The Campbell Apartment – New York, NY”

The Original Tiki Drink Company – Don's Dagger Bar at Don the Beachcomber – Sunset Beach, CA

Kim and I have been on a mad hunt discovering different bars across the U.S. We are working to get them posted when we have time so we can share what we’ve found with you. Most of the time the bars we seek specialize in craft and vintage cocktails. One throw back of the vintageContinue reading “The Original Tiki Drink Company – Don's Dagger Bar at Don the Beachcomber – Sunset Beach, CA”

The Hawthorne in the Hotel Commonwealth – Boston, MA

When we planned our New England foodie tour, we knew Boston would be our opportunity to not only have great food but explore great craft cocktails. We did a lot of research prior to the trip and The Hawthorne, located in the Hotel Commonwealth was one we kept coming across. I can tell you thatContinue reading “The Hawthorne in the Hotel Commonwealth – Boston, MA”

Finally a Neighborhood Bar in the OC – Wild Goose Tavern, Costa Mesa, CA

When I first got wind that a new bar was opening in Costa Mesa, I was not that interested. But then I heard that it would have good pub food, cocktails made with fresh ingredients, a pretty extensive whiskey collection as well as small-batch spirits, they had my attention! I anxiously awaited its opening dayContinue reading “Finally a Neighborhood Bar in the OC – Wild Goose Tavern, Costa Mesa, CA”

A Little Luxury and the Feeling of Old Hawaiian Hospitality – Mai Tai Bar – Waikiki, HI

On our recent trip to Oahu, we decided to go to some new places in addition to the usual stops we always go to. The hard part about that is we now have more places we want to go to when we come back. Pretty soon we will want to visit every place on theContinue reading “A Little Luxury and the Feeling of Old Hawaiian Hospitality – Mai Tai Bar – Waikiki, HI”

A Not so Hidden Gem on the Central Coast – Justin Winery – Paso Robles, CA

I was first introduced to Justin Wines by a friend of mine. Every time she had a get together she would serve wines from Paso Robles, and so through her, I became quite a fan of Justin as well as other Paso wines. Jason and I kept telling ourselves that we needed to make aContinue reading “A Not so Hidden Gem on the Central Coast – Justin Winery – Paso Robles, CA”

Life is Too Short for Bad Alcohol – Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel – Los Angeles, CA

Kim and I have a saying, “life is too short for bad alcohol”. You know what we mean if you’ve ever gone to a bar and they serve some concoction made with vodka that tastes like rubbing alcohol and a syrup made mostly of artificial flavorings and color. It is a bunch of wasted caloriesContinue reading “Life is Too Short for Bad Alcohol – Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel – Los Angeles, CA”