Last weekend, we visited the world-famous Tiki Bar at Holiday Isle. For those who haven’t been, Holiday Isle is basically a quasi run-down resort, located in Islamorada. Within or right near the resort, there are a few bars, the largest of which is the Tiki Bar. The Tiki Bar is a fairly large, 2-story bar which is well-equipped with all the ammenities you’d expect in the most popular hangout in the Upper Keys. The Tiki Bar bar has plenty of standing and sitting room centered around a stage which hosts live music at least 3 nights per week.

The first floor bar is probably about 200 feet long and wraps around and through portions of the first floor. Around the bar there are plenty of seats, a small, sand-covered area with several tables and lots of standing room. The stage and dance floor are set off to the side.
The second floor is much smaller than the first and usually has one or two small bars open. From the second floor, you can get out of the crowd and look down at the stage and other drunk patrons.

The low-down:

  • Prices are moderate
  • Crowd is mixed, weekend nights are usually good for the younger folks
  • Music is either good, bad or somewhere in the middle…
  • Great bar to spend a rainy afternoon in if you’ve got nothing better to do
  • If you’re in the mood for a frozen drink, shell out the extra cash for a floater because the standard is pretty week. I say, stick with the Long Island Ice Teas