5 Tiki Bars to Remember for Your Next Night Out

Whether you choose to sip outdoors or order takeout cocktails for home, these top spots serve up potent drinks.
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Cocktails at Kai Bar.

This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.

What screams summer more than a tropical atmosphere, colorful cocktails and being with friends? Treat yourself to your own island vacation in Lil’ Rhody by checking out these great tiki bars serving up anything but basic drinks. Enjoy them either at outdoor seating, or take them to go.


Ogie’s Trailer Park

At Ogie’s in Providence, you’ll find everything from tiki classics to new versions of your favorite drinks. Not only is the vibe retro-chic, but the cocktail menu includes the Blue Hawaiian (rum, vodka, blue curacao and sour mix), frozen painkillers, an unfrozen pina colada and more. You can even add an iconic Hurricane glass to your order to take home for $5. 

How to get it: Call ahead for two-hour seating, or stop by for first-come, first-served outdoor seating. The to-go cocktail menu is available here with a four-drink limit and curbside pickup. Hours are weekdays from 4 to 10 p.m, and weekends, including Fridays from 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Saturday 4 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Sunday from 1 to 11 p.m. 

The details:  1155 Westminster St., Providence, 401-383-8200, ogiestrailerpark.com 

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Tiki cocktails at Ogie’s.

Kai Bar and Restaurant 

Kai Bar brings a fresh atmosphere with a rotating small plates menu of poke bowls and bao buns and craft cocktails with a rum and  tequila focus. You’ll feel like you’re in paradise sipping on an Adult Del’s (frozen drink) or the Wolf of Main Street (with rum, coconut and citrus). 

How to get it: Now accepting walk-in reservations with masks required indoors. Call ahead for anticipated wait times. Takeout cocktails are available by calling and reserving. Hours are Monday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

The details: 232 Main St., East Greenwich, 401-884-2747, kaibareg.com


Salvation Cafe 

A Newport gem filled with rustic charm, Salvation Cafe has got you covered with its seasonal, outdoor tiki bar offering specialty cocktails or craft draft beers. Lounge out in the garden with creative decor while sipping on a Coconut Mojito or Sal-aviation. 

How to get it: Offering outdoor seating and limited indoor seating, by reservation only. The outdoor tiki bar is open with walk-in and takeout available. Hours are daily 4:30 p.m. to midnight. 

The details: 140 Broadway, Newport, 401-847-2620, salvationcafe.com


Paddy’s Beach Club

This Tiki Bar is located right on Misquamicut Beach, so you can enjoy the oceanfront with a cocktail in hand. Known for its vibrant atmosphere and creative drink menu, it’s no wonder it was named a top beach bar in America. 

How to get it: For outdoor reservations and takeout orders, check out the website. Walk-ins are not recommended, but are permitted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hours are daily from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., weather dependent. Parking is not included or guaranteed. 

The details: 159 Atlantic Ave., Westerly, 401-596-2610, paddysbeach.com 


High Tides Island Grille and Tiki Bar

It’s always tiki time at High Tides with its “endless summer” mantra. There are more than twenty rums to try, as well as traditional and signature craft cocktails and an island-inspired food menu, all available for takeout only. 

How to get it: Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery via Doordash, Grubhub and Ubereats. Call to place an order.

The details: 373 Richmond St., Providence, 401-441-6070, high-tides.com



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