Mixing a tropical cocktail requires much specialized knowledge, from how to crack open a coconut to what ratio of lime to rum you use to water bonsai umbrella seeds. Leave it to the pros with this Groupon.
- $20 for $30 Worth of Tropical Appetizers and Drinks
Taro chips with mango or pineapple salsa pair with a menu of more than 100 tropical drinks including mai tais, zombies, and hurricanes, as well as virgin coladas and chocolate drinks.
Rose and Stanley Sacharski never meant to open a tiki bar. Their first watering hole, The Lucky Start on Fullerton and Lockwood, was a simple neighborhood tavern until some bamboo wall coverings inspired endless questions from customers: were they a tiki bar? By 1963, the Sacharskis decided their answer was yes, and let their young son pick a new name—Hala Kahiki—from a copy of Dennis the Menace Goes to Hawaii.
Now located inside a former greenhouse in River Grove, Hala Kahiki pours more than 100 tropical-themed cocktails, mingling rum with daiquiris and gin with tropical fruits. Hanging shells sway above the bamboo-lined bar, and rattan lampshades and cane chairs evoke the pleasures of an endless Hawaiian summer. Tables and chairs dot a spacious outdoor garden, and an on-site gift shop stocks Hawaiian shirts, leis, wood-hewn lamps, and several former cast members of Gilligan's Island.