Next weekend we will have a great band playing. They call themselves the “Surf Bossa Band” an apt name which more or less describes their style of music. Expect some heavenly lounge music from these folk coupled with our exquisite Cocktails surrounded by the island inspired decor of a by-gone era of decadence.
Much fun will be had by all!
There will be a reasonable cover charge of $8 for the night, and expect the band to kick-off somewhere in the vicinity of 9pm.
Please note: Bossa Nova Beer will not be served on the night – it’s just a cool picture. How rad would it be if we could get Bossa Nova beer?
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We wanted to bring your attention to a great little art show that is opening here in Melbourne that is being run by “friend of the bar” and Tiki enthusiast Rohan Pugh. The show is called “Kustom Island” and will feature the works of Tiki Artist THOR (one of our favourites at the Tiki Bar – that’s his work at the bottom of this post), Ian McCausland (known for designing psychedelic festival and tour posters for rock acts such as the Rolling Stones and The Who), pinstriper Doug Dorr, and Stephen Prictor (a local Saint Kilda artist and darling of the local pub music scene).
It looks like a doozy of a show and it will run for a fortnight.
Where: Kuston Lane Gallery 8 Lutton Lane Hawthorn.
When: Opening Sunday May 4 (May the fourth be with you!) til Sunday May 18.
For further info email email@example.com.
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In the lead-up to producing the new Cocktail menu we have been trying our hand at creating some new and exciting signature drinks. During the course of this whirlwind of creativity an uneasy realisation has dawned upon us… we tend to invent mostly pink drinks. Of our six most recent inventions, 5 drinks have been some sort of rosy shade of pink. This is not to say that the drinks are particularly feminine. Lord no! One of them is called a Skull and Crossbones for heaven’s sake! It may have something to do with the ingredients that have been finding their way into the bar, or it may have something to do with an unconscious desire to match the predominantly red decor of the bar, but the frightening truth is there for all to see; pink drinks are definitely on the rise in the land of Tiki Lounge and Bar…
One drink that we’re particularly proud of at the moment is called the “Bruce Mangosteen” which has as its primary ingredient mangosteen juice and is named after “the Boss” himself. Mangosteen is one of these fancy and exotic Asian fruits from around Malaysia which is becoming very popular as a health drink. By all reports mangosteen fruit is packed with antioxidents. Personally I don’t have a problem with oxidents and I believe it is a worrying trend that people are focussing so much ill feeling towards oxidents, but being anti-oxident appears to be the will of the people, and who am I to stand against popular opinion?
The Bruce Mangosteen is a pretty complex drink and we’re quite proud of it. It’s certainly a “different” flavour, which brings together the vaguely medicinal taste of the mangosteen with a nice floral London Dry Gin, a citrus and ginger liqueur made with an agricole rhum from Reunion Island, and a dash of aromatic maraschino liqueur garnished with dried juniper berries.
Unfortunately the Bruce Mangosteen is only going to be available for a limited time, once we’re out of Mangosteen Juice it’s gone. Until then the drink will definitely be available so please be sure to drop in and ask for one! You won’t be disappointed, and you’ll also be doing your bit to drive out the undesirable oxident element in the community!
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