VIDEO: Rikki Tikki Tavern, Cabana Shores Among Top Tiki Bars to Visit on the Space Coast
By Space Coast Daily // July 14, 2018
Florida is the Tiki Bar Capital of the country
ABOVE VIDEO: Nothing beats delicious food and craft cocktails as you take in scenic views and feel the refreshing breeze right off of Brevard County waterways. Here are Space Coast Florida’s Top 5 Tiki Bars on Florida’s Space Coast.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Tiki bars are always on trend and a cool place to hang at any time of the day. While each of them is unique in their own way, the underlying theme is to be an exotic-themed drinking establishment that serves elaborate cocktails, especially rum-based mixed drinks.
Tiki bars are aesthetically defined by their tiki culture décor which is based upon a romanticized conception of tropical cultures, most commonly Polynesian.
The interiors and exteriors of tiki bars often include “tiki god” masks and carvings, grasscloth, tapa cloth and tropical fabrics. No tiki bar would be complete without torches, bamboo, plants, lava stone, palm tree motifs, tropical murals and of course a hula girl.
The Space Coast of Florida has some of the best Tiki Bars not just in Brevard County but anywhere in the country.
Here are the Top 5 according to Space Coast Florida.
5) Longboards Tiki Beach Grille – Cocoa Beach
Often called one of the hidden gems of Cocoa Beach, Longboards Tiki Beach Grille, offers the most scenic dining experiences on the Space Coast. Longboards Tiki Beach Grille is the perfect place to bring your family for dinner after a long day at the beach or enjoy a few drinks while catching up with old friends. Located at the Hilton’s outside tiki deck, Longboards Tiki Beach Grille is only footsteps away from the beach.
4) Squid Lips Overwater Grill – Melbourne
Treat yourself to Squid Lips Bar & Grill Melbourne’s mouthwatering menu that appeals to people with all types of tastes buds. Their staff consistently delivers quality food and provides friendly and attentive service in a unique and casual atmosphere with a beautiful view.
They don’t take reservations, but they do something called “Preferred Seating” for parties of 8 or larger. Although it does not guarantee you an immediate seat, if they’re on a wait it does bump you to the top of the list and you will get the next table available that will accommodate your party.
3) Cabana Shores Tiki Bar & Grill – Palm Shores
Cabana Shores offers two styles of cooking: Clean vs. Dirty. Clean items are based with extra light olive oil and dairy-free. Dirty items are prepared with butter. Both options are packed with flavor.
Cabana Shores takes pride in delivering the freshest product possible at a reasonable price. Typically our only frozen foods consist of sweet fries, and seafood products; although they do occasionally offer the freshest catch you will ever find. Cabana Shores is well known for their fresh hand pattied burgers, fresh center cut Prime Rib and cubed Center cut sirloin,
Even their fries are homemade and fresh cut along with all of our fried foods which are made to order from scratch and hand breaded in Ritz crackers and potato chips. All active duty Police, Fire, Military as well as Retired Vets receive 10 percent off their food and drinks all day every day.
2) Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill – Port Canaveral
Located in beautiful Port Canaveral, Fishlips Waterfront Bar and Grill not only serves up great views but also a great menu featuring everything from fresh seafood and fine wine to hot burgers and cold beer.
Fishlips mission is to ensure that you will enjoy lunch, dinner or brunch at the Port Canaveral restaurant with their unique food and drinks, and then party to the wee hours with our late night activities.
Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill in Port Canaveral offers casual waterfront dining downstairs plus a covered patio, indoor sports bar, and sun deck with Tiki bar upstairs.
From hot burgers and cold beer, to fresh fish and fine wine – Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill in Port Canaveral has “Something for Everyone.”
1) Rikki Tiki Tavern – Cocoa Beach
Located at the end of the 800-foot long Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, directly over the ocean, is the new, improved Rikki Tiki Tavern featuring spectacular ocean views, open-aired seating and all of your favorite specialty drink concoctions.
The new Rikki Tiki Tavern spans the end of the Pier and includes table and bar seating for 100 guests, a thatched roof covering the entire deck and, for the first time, food service.
Cool off in the shade and enjoy the salty ocean breeze while sipping on a refreshing tropical drink at our Cocoa Beach Pier bar. Watch the local fishermen and surfers of Cocoa Beach catch a big one.
Enjoy the Original Pieradise with fresh, tropical flavors like pineapple, orange and banana or try a fun twist on a traditional Pina Colada with the Cocoa Set Sail including Puerto Rican spiced rum and blue curacao. With the best views in town, there’s no better place to be.
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