Everything You Need to Know About 614Tiki’s Tiki Week, August 4-10

614Tiki's Tiki Week

Zombie, Painkiller, Jungle Bird, Corn n’ Oil, any of these sound familiar? Or maybe you are more familiar with a Mai Tai? All of these are classic tiki drinks that you might be able to find at one of the 15 bars participating in 614Tiki’s Tiki Week next week! We have all the details for you right here, so you don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a good time.

Did you know…?

Tiki drinks became all the craze after soldiers arrived back in the states from fighting in WWII. They were fascinated with the exotic Polynesian cultures they had visited and so tiki drinks were born. With the recent burst of the craft cocktail scene, there was a reemergence of tiki drinks. We are now in what’s considered its 3rd wave. (The second wave was a dark time that took away from the craft and focused more on the speed – think piña coladas and rum runners).

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Mahele Mai Tai from April’s Tiki Gone Wild event.

What is 614Tiki?

What started as a once-a-month pop-up at Little Rock Bar on a Monday night by Rebecca Monday (because, duh, her last name is Monday) turned into what is now 614Tiki. Monday invited Greg Burnett to help her with a tiki themed takeover on July 9, 2018 and they were all so surprised by the event’s success, that they decided to keep doing it, again and again. The tiki events now happen about every quarter. Each pop-up has a theme and they try to have something new and different at each one. They even use their own collection of tiki mugs for each event. The 614Tiki Crew includes bartenders/founders Monday and Greg Burnett, Sara Hollabaugh is the resident DJ and graphic designer, and Haley Rataiczak bartends with the team at every event.

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614Tiki Crew at April’s event with guest bartender, John Bernard. Image credit: @614tiki

Why an entire tiki week?

The inspiration of 614Tiki’s Tiki Week, sponsored by Appleton Estate Rum, came from the Hula Hop held at the Grass Skirt Tiki Room, for the past 14 years. The crew felt that with the growth of the pop-ups, the wave of tiki drinks seen around town, and the timing to align with the Hula Hop, that it was a great year to introduce a tiki week to Columbus. One of the core values from the Hula Hop is that of Good Works, aka charitable acts, which is a major focus of the Tiki Week.

Tiki Week Events

Sunday, August 4th, 7pm-12am – 614Tiki’s Tiki Week will kickoff with a tiki takeover party where it all began, at Little Rock Bar. The 614Tiki Crew will make sure the place is all decked out, provide jammin’ tunes by DJ Lady Sandoval, eats from Aloha ‘Aina, and have prepared a, what’s sure to be amazing, tiki cocktail lineup.

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Aloha ‘Aina will be there serving up food with Hawaiian island inspired flavors.

Tuesday, August 6th, 7-11pm – This will be the first (and last) collaboration with the Grass Skirt, before they close their doors on Saturday, August 24th. Greg will be popping up there with four one-night-only drinks, while DJ Lady Sandoval spins psych, surf, and garage rock.

Wednesday, August 7th – Tiki Drag Night at Palle by Moretti

Friday, August 8th, 6-8pm – Ohio Rum Society is hosting an open house at Wunderbar in German Village. This gives you the opportunity to socialize with ORS members (500+ statewide), taste some cane spirits, learn about the society, and more! This event is free and open to the public!

Saturday, August 10th, 12pm – 11:30pm – The last Hula Hop at the Grass Skirt will end 614Tiki’s Tiki Week, so it’s sure to be legendary! The Hula Hop has was started by the Fraternal Order of Moai (FOM is a secret society conceived by regulars of the famous Kahiki) and will have live music, local vendors, food trucks, and of course, tiki drinks! Admission is FREE and proceeds benefit Cure CMD (charity for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy).

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Turn any of the tiki drinks at the launch party into a King of the Jungle, a shareable drink for 4-6 people. Image credit: @614Tiki

Who all is participating?

From restaurants to cocktail bars, there will be fifteen participants scattered all over town. Each participant was able to choose if they wanted to have a tiki takeover for or just feature one drink for the entire week. Also, bartenders were able to create their own drink or have help from one of the 614Tiki experts. Rest assured that not many drinks will be repeated. For each Tiki Week cocktail, a portion of it will go to a charity of the businesses’ choice.

Downtown

The Citizen’s Trust
11 Gay St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Wed-Thurs: 4-11pm, Fri-Sat: 4pm-12am

El Camino Inn
238 S. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2am, Sat-Sun: 3pm-2:30am

Dublin

VASO
6540 Riverside Dr.
Dublin, OH 43017
Hours: Sun: 4-10pm, Mon-Thurs: 4pm-12am, Fri-Sat: 4pm-1am

German Village

Wunderbar
739 S. 3rd St.
Columbus, OH 43206
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4pm-1am, Sat: 11am-1am, Sun: 11am-12am

Grandview

Palle by Moretti
1021 W. 5th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 4-9:30pm, Fri-Sat: 4-10pm, Lunch: Wed-Fri: 11am-2pm, Sat: 12-10pm

Watershed Kitchen & Bar
1145 Chesapeake Ave. STE D
Columbus, OH 43212
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 4-10pm, Fri-Sat: 4-11pm

Italian Village

Hoof Hearted Brewery & Kitchen
850 N. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Wed-Thurs: 3pm-12am, Fri: 3pm-1am, Sat: 10am-1am, Sun: 10am-10pm

Little Rock Bar
944 N. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 4pm-1am, Fri: 4pm-2am, Sat: 3pm-2am, Sun: 3pm-12am

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Litter Rock Bar gets all decked out by the 614Tiki Crew

Olde Towne East

The Oracle
1159 Oak St.
Columbus, OH 43205
Hours: Tues-Wed: 4pm-1am, Thurs-Sat: 4pm-2:30am, Sun: 6pm-12am

Powell

Huli Huli Tiki Lounge & Bar
26 W. Olentangy St.
Powell, OH 43065
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 4:30-10pm, Fri-Sat: 4:30pm-12am

Short North

Mouton
954 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 5pm-close, Fri-Sun: 4pm-close

Oddfellows Liquor Bar
1038 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Hours: Mon-Fri: 4pm-2:30am, Sat-Sun: 11am-2:30am

Two Truths
1205 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43201
Hours: Tues-Wed: 6pm-12am, Thurs: 6pm-1am, Fri-Sat: 5pm-2am

Victorian Village

The Bottle Shop
237 King Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12pm-1am, Fri-Sat: 12pm-2am

Worthington

Light of Seven Matchsticks
Below 5601 N. High St.
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Hours: Wed-Sun: 5pm-close

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No More Monkeys cocktail made with a blend of rums, banana, lime, and ube.

Ok, is that all?

In addition to restaurants and cocktail bars, some other businesses will also be joining in the fun!

Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour will be taking a special Tiki Week tour of three of the participants. The tour will include Mouton, Two Truths, and Citizen’s Trust. This tour will be offered on Wednesday, August 7th only and will cost $77.50/person.

Cauldron Tattoo is teaming up with The Bottle Shop to offer at tiki flash tattoo event on Thursday, August 8th from 12-7pm. Customers can choose from a sheet of tiki themed tattoos. Tattoos are first come, first served and anyone who receives a tattoo will get a $2 off coupon from The Bottle Shop’s Tiki Week drink!

@614tiki will be posting more as we get closer to Sunday and throughout the week, so be sure to follow along!

All images by Hannah Green unless otherwise noted. Feature image credit: @614Tiki


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