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Unwind at Alluring Tiki Bars in Orange County

Tiki Bars in Orange County - Tiki Bar Cups
Camille Reddick
Camille Reddick
June 2, 2023

Turn an ordinary night out into a voyage at Orange County's great tiki bars! Unlike "regular" bars, these eclectic tiki-themed taverns pack the thrill of a tropical vacation into every sip. The best part is that tiki bars in Orange County are conveniently located near other great bars and restaurants. Let the winds guide you to these three amazing spots for tiki drinks in Orange County.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar - Anaheim

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar Drink

Inspired by Jungle Cruise, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is the place for enjoying exhilaration and libations from the safety of a high bar stool instead of the high seas! The fresh, tantalizing menu here boasts poke bowls, pork gyoza, a Hawaiian cheeseburger, sweet-and-spicy chicken wings, and a Hawaiian platter featuring marinated short rib served with rice, macaroni salad, and slaw. Of course, the drink menu full of elixirs inspired by the Congo, Amazon, Polynesia, and beyond really puts this place on the treasure map. A cocktail menu featuring Krakatoa Punch, HippopotoMai-Tai, Piranha Pool, Safari Swizzle, and Shipwrecks on the Rocks offers drinks made with premium spirits. The drink list also features top wines, drafts, and bottles.

Patrons need to know a few things before darkening the door of this exotic eatery. Little adventurers of all ages are allowed indoors until 8 p.m. There's a full kids' menu. However, this turns into a 21-and-over spot after 8 p.m.

Strong Water - Anaheim

Strong Water Environment

This 21-and-over establishment is famed for its bar-meets-gourmet food menu full of passion fruit glazed chicken wings, heirloom tomato and tofu salad, lemongrass grilled pork chop, crispy lumpia, crispy eggplant curry, and more. The cocktail list is like nothing else you've seen at a neighborhood bar.

Staying true to its tiki vibes, Strong Water offers cocktails drowning in rum, coconut, pineapple, and fruity bitters. Blue Hawaii drink that blends coconut fat with white rum, vodka, blue curacao, falernum, pineapple, and sweet & sour. Other drinks that will set your mood sail include Beware the Tradewinds, Banana Batida, Pacific Coast Hurricane, and Cobra's Fang. One fun thing about the cocktail menu at Strong Water is that guests can order from a mocktail list full of fruity, sweet, and tangy island favorites! There's a beer menu, wine list, and extensive "rum manifest."

Twisted Tiki - Santa Ana

Twisted Tiki Drinks

Tucked away inside McFadden Public Market, Twisted Tiki is a tropical speakeasy serving up exceptional drink specials. While all of the cocktails on the menu are alluring, the classic mai tai made with a time-honored recipe that blends aged rum, orgeat syrup, orange curacao, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and house-made simple syrup is hard to top! The frozen piña coladas and daiquiris are as refreshing as true tropical breezes. Twisted Tiki runs specials during happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every night.

Explore the Bar Scene in Orange County

Hoping to work some tiki bars in Orange County into a larger bar crawl? There's no need to stick to one genre. Consider making it a night of bonfires and beers by adding some of these great breweries in Anaheim to the list!

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