Feel the island vibes at San Diego tiki bars

These spots have fruity, tropical-themed drinks and South Pacific decor to put you in an instant vacation mood.

An array of cocktails served at Lime in the Coconut in Chula Vista

Lime in the Coconut’s drink menu has us shaken.

During Drink Up Month, we’ve heard rum-blings that you’re on the hunt for tiki bars. Good news: San Diego has many on the map where you can find fruity flavors, island-themed drinks, and South Pacific-inspired decor. Here are a few in the mix:

Bali Hai Restaurant, Shelter Island | This longtime staple has a menu filled with Polynesian dishes and those best-selling, famous Mai Tais.

Lime In the Coconut, Chula Vista | Get vacation vibes, a menu packed with island flavors, and drinks crafted by Snake Oil Cocktail Co.

The Luau, La Mesa | This cocktail lounge offers tropical drinks, entertainment, and even has drink deals on “Tiki Tuesday.”

Chief’s Da Tiki, Bonita | Opened in 2023, this bar has a cocktail menu that’s coconuts, and you can grab food from neighboring restaurant JJ’s Island Grindz.

Mothership, South Park | Take the elements of a tiki bar, launch them into space, and you’ll land at this intergalactic hot spot.

Psst... check out secret tiki bars at speakeasies like The Grass Skirt, False Idol, and Forbidden Cove.

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