Aku Aku Tiki Bar, Orlando, Florida
Located in downtown Orlando, Florida, far from the family-friendly fun at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto and Tiki Bar, Aku Aku Tiki Bar is a dimly lit Polynesian paradise. With room for just 30 or so people, this small bar is located near Orlando's Lake Eola, home to the popular swan boat attraction. The bar is what you'd expect: rattan furniture, Tiki kitsch, bamboo, and hula ephemera.
Aku Aku Tiki Bar's signature drink is the, ahem, Tiger F*cker, a combination of Huckleberry Vodka and Jalapeño blackberry syrup garnished with a flaming sugar cube. The menu is replete with all your classic rum-based cocktails — each served in its own signature Tiki glass —and there's the quintessential shareable volcano bowl drink. It comes in two sizes, serving two or four people, and contains six types or rum and a 151 topper.
Daily drink specials are available: on Monday you'll find $6 Tiger F*ckers, Tuesday is $5 Fu Manchus, and Thursday features $10 off volcano bowls. While the drink menu is extensive, no food is served; grab a bite at one of the nearby restaurants on Orlando's Lake Eola.
The bar opens at 2 pm on Sunday and 4 pm the rest of the week and closes at 2 am nightly.