Simply put: Historians have Tombstone; cocktail swillers have Kon Tiki. Bathed in pastel lights and safely housed behind monolithic, spear-like tiki torches that appear ready to ward off King Kong should he attack, Kon Tiki is a well-aged, slightly frayed time capsule of authentic Polynesian-hipster schmaltz. Saddle up to the bar and let your mind wander as the gorgeously retro, garishly garnished, high-octane booze concoctions such as the aptly named Scorpion Bowl and Zombie eagerly massage your synapses. And if at the end of the night you find the natives of Skull Island have taken the bones out of their noses and are joining Faye Wray for a round, the bartenders at Kon Tiki are always more than happy to call you a cab and see you safely home.
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