Looking for something to do this week?"Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music, and atmosphere. Every Thursday marks Word of the Day at Hula's Modern Tiki.
The Word of the Day deal is the best bar buy we've discovered in a while. The cool and kitschy Hula's Modern TIkicombines two-for-one fruity drinks, Dr. Funk, and 1950s style for a Thursday worth checking Facebook for.
The Place: 4700 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012
The Time: Every Thursday, 6 to 11 p.m.
The Parking: Lot.
The Bar: After a short search of Facebook or Twitter for that Thursday's retro-themed code word (last week's was shag rug), Hula's Modern TIki offers up two-for-one fresh and fruity Dr. Funks and Pink Bikinis. Both drinks were sweet, but the Pink Bikini went to another level. It tasted exactly like a watermelon Jolly Rancher.
The Music: Retro rock radio from surf to The Stones.
The People: A slapdash smattering of the old, the young, the hip, and the not.
The Style: A classier Bikini Lounge teeming with tons of tikis and totems.
What we loved: We loved the drink special, butHula's Modern TIki also combines the best parts of Tiki bars, both present and past. The modern vibe, original architecture, and 1950s style combine in a way that really live up to the term modern tiki.
What we didn't love: Two-for-one drinks are too good for a 10 p.m. close time.
Are we going back? Yes, we already wish it was Thursday night again.