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10 Must-Visit Tiki Bars

Sip on a a tasty tropical drink at one of our favorite retro-cool tiki joints.

Mai Kai Restaurant
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Mai Kai Restaurant

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Since it opened in 1956, Mai-Kai has proudly carried the torch for tiki. Even today, it still exudes a "'50s-swinger" vibe. Waitresses wear sarongs and bikini tops. Each room reflects a different Polynesian region and overlooks a waterfall or lagoon. Polynesian dancers perform nightly. And then there's the Mystery Drink, which involves, among other things, a gong, flames, and a kiss on the cheek. 954/563-3272 or

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