Ahoy and avast! Upon first sighting, sharper-eyed pirates will immediately notice that Kon Tiki is set up perfectly to be a regular outpost for mayhem. Indeed, Kon Tiki seems to target the discriminating pirate customer, as the establishment has thoughtfully installed a (currently dry) mini-river leading from the parking lot straight toward the door. So commandeer the nearest schooner and set sail for cocktails galore, from the Fogcutter and the Sufferin' Buster to the novelty-sized Scorpion (perfect for one or more). As you sip your drinks, enjoy the festive Polynesian decor and be inspired to conquer a small island in the Pacific.
2. Kingfisher Bar and Grill, 2564 E. Grant Road, 323-7739, www.kingfisherbarandgrill.com
3. Heart-Five, 61 E. Congress St., 903-0911, www.heart-five.com