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.
Dr. Funk 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.
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Are we going back? Yes, we already wish it was Thursday night again.