KARAOKE • TIKI • STRAW
We left Tini Bigs and entered the adjacent Hula Hula, whose loud, lively crowd and tiki theme were in stark contrast to the nearly empty, quiet, and nondescript atmosphere of the former bar.
The double-sided bar is decorated with bamboo wainscoting below and illuminated blowfish hanging from above. From here, we ordered a Volcano Bowl—a large bowl with a fire centerpiece, filled with rum and stuff, which we saw other patrons drinking and knew we had to have.
We asked for three straws, but we were informed that it was illegal to distribute multiple straws for a single drink. This then became the topic of our conversation and subject of our ridicule as we shared our flaming beverage through a single straw. We followed up this heavy-handed drink with a round of Mai Tais, which weren’t the best we’ve had, but certainly the strongest!
Karaoke is this bar’s main draw, and this particular night happened to be Burlesque Karaoke Night—a contest that involved contestants stripping down to their skivvies while singing along to scrolling lyrics accompanied by ‘70s soft core in attempt to win Lady Gaga tickets. Not remembering our favorite contestants’ names, we submitted our votes for “Boxers Guy” and “Underwear Girl.”
Karaoke every night of the week starting at 9pm.
Drinks are all Polynesian and a bit pricey, but you get your money’s worth booze wise. Prepare to get drunk!
The tiki theme even extends to the sizeable restrooms, where backlit Polynesian masks line the walls along the ceiling.
Hula Hula is a great bar to go to and get stupid. And, if things get to crazy for you, you can always head next door to the much more subdued and sophisticated Tini Bigs.
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