If you’re visiting South Florida, you won’t want to leave without visiting at least one tiki bar in the area. If you’re a resident, read on to find out where you should be sipping your next island cocktail in South Florida. Tiki is steeped in Polynesian history, but here in South Florida, your tiki bar experience will be steeped in drinks like Piña Coladas, rum punches and Mojitos.
Lava Tiki Bar & Grille
Crowne Plaza Hotel
4000 South Ocean Dr.
You can’t miss the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. It’s just at the corner of East Hallandale Beach Boulevard and A1A. Coming from the west, make a left on South Ocean Drive, otherwise known as A1A. The fabulous Crowne Plaza will be the first property on your left. Drive in on the left side of the hotel and park in the back parking lot, where you’ll immediately see the expansive view of the Intracoastal Waterway. There’s also a massive swimming pool where you’ll see hotel guests relaxing on floaties, swimming and sunning on the abundant poolside loungers. The tiki bar is poolside and overlooks the pool and the waterway. Don’t worry. From any seat, you’ll be able to appreciate the water views.
The Lava Tiki Bar & Grille serves up tasty frozen blended drinks, but the bar is fully stocked so feel free to order your signature drink. The knowledgeable bartenders will do right by it. If you want to try something exotic though, give the Volcano Runner a taste. Made with two types of premium rum, brandy and a mix of fruit juices, this gives a standard rum punch a run for the money. The menu foodisn’t fancy, but it is mouth-watering tasty. Everything is done just right, including the Crowne Steak Sandwich, which you’ll want to request extra napkins for before you dig in.
Visit any day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. No reservations needed. The tiki bar faces west, so if you get there around sunset, you’ll get to see the sky turn amazing colors. On Friday nights, the Lava Tiki Bar & Grille in South Florida offers live music from local bands, but every night is a party at this picturesque South Florida spot.