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6 Most Popular Tiki Bars in Phoenix

Embark on a journey through the sun-soaked paradise of Phoenix, where Polynesian vibes and exotic libations intertwine to create an unforgettable escape.

serving alcoholic cocktail at tiki bars in phoenix

In the heart of the desert, a hidden oasis awaits: the best Tiki bars in Phoenix.

With their bamboo-clad walls, tropical elixirs, and enchanting ambiance, these establishments transport patrons to a world of island leisure.

Join us as we explore the top Tiki bars that infuse the spirit of aloha into the Phoenix experience.


3626 E Indian School Rd Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: (602) 739-1388
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One of the most fun places to go out in Phoenix is UnderTow.

This tiki bar is underground and feels like you’re inside an old-world wooden ship.

You’ll learn about Captain John Mallory as you sip your tropical cocktail!

Now, for the cocktail options here, there are dozens. Everything from pina coladas to rum punch and more is on the menu.

Most of the drinks are served in tiki or other fun cups. The Blue Hawaiian is my favorite.

HULA’S Modern Tiki Uptown

5114 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 265-8454
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Hula’s Modern Tiki will be found in Uptown, just north of Midtown.

It’s a more modern tiki bar with Polynesian-inspired cocktails and food. It’s a fun place to go out on a date or with your friends.

I recommend grabbing a bite to eat while you’re here since the food is so good, but if you can only stop in for drinks, that’s okay.

The Hula’s Mai Tai is their most popular drink, but the Dark and Stormy is one I think everyone should try.

Bikini Lounge

1502 Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 252-0472
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Nestled between Downtown Phoenix and Midtown is Bikini Lounge.

It’s an old-school tiki bar that is cash-only and features a jukebox, pool tables, and live music throughout the week.

Also, the Bikini Lounge is near the Arizona Capitol Museum in the heart of Downtown Phoenix.

While most people come here seeking tropical cocktails in funky glasses, you don’t have to order those here.

They have beer and regular mixed drinks, too. I usually go with the rum punch because of the tiki cup it comes in.

The Drunk Munk

7133 E Stetson Dr Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 699-8454
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If you’re wondering where to get a drink in Old Town Scottsdale that still has a tiki vibe, The Drunk Munk is the best.

This Polynesian bar and restaurant is elegant but without a pretentious atmosphere.

Also, The Drunk Munk is along the Scottsdale Waterfront.

The drink menu here has everything you’d expect from a tiki bar.

You’ll have classic tropical drinks but also more unique cocktails.

The Sand Pants, Bikini Girl, and Flower Goddess are the best on the menu if you ask me.

Electric Bat Arcade

25 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: (480) 967-4777
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One of the most fun places to get drinks is the Electric Bat Arcade.

Located in Tempe, this spot is a tiki bar meets arcade. It’s super laid-back and often crowded due to the games and fun atmosphere.

They have a fully stocked menu, including fun cocktails, beer, and wine.

I usually go with a local craft beer while playing games, but you can’t go wrong with their strawberry daiquiri.

The Captain’s Cabin

5114 N 7th St #2, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 265-8454
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The Captain’s Cabin is one of the best tiki bars in Phoenix.

The bar has dim lighting, a large wooden bar, and staff that wears captain’s hats and tropical shirts.

It’s directly next door to Hula’s Modern Tiki in Uptown Phoenix.

Like other tiki bars, many of the cocktails on the menu come in tiki cups or other funky, tropical glasses.

I always look at their signature cocktails when I’m here because not only are they popular, but they’re good.

The Wench and Forgotten Skipper are two must-tries when you’re here.

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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