Raising a Mai Tai to Wisconsin’s Tiki Bars

Dreaming of warm weather and tiny-umbrella-clad cocktails? Plenty a Wisconsin tiki bar can make those dreams come true. 

The tiki bar phenomenon is a fun, kitschy American take on tropical style. You can relax with exotic drinks among palm tress, volcanoes, hula girls, fish traps, torches, and wood carvings.  

Thirsting for some refreshing tropical drinks in Elkhart Lake? Try Barefoot Bay Tiki Bar. With live music on weekends, a delicious and fresh summer menu, and views of the lake, you can’t go wrong.

Tucked away in Racine is a hidden gem: Freddie’s Friki Tiki. Enjoy mai tais on the harbor overlooking Lake Michigan. Bring your furry pal, as this outdoor bar is a dog-friendly establishment.

Opened in 1999, and remodeled in 2011 (two doors down from its original location), you’ll find Madison’s Tiki Shack. If you stop by, you can expect a lively atmosphere and great drink specials. In fact, drop in on a Saturday night and you’ll get two-for-one Bahama Mamas. 

Wader’s Tiki Bar at The Village Inn in Cornucopia lives by the city’s motto: What happens in Corny, is all over Corny. With an indoor grill and no shortage of tiki decorations, Wader’s is a hotspot for fun. Featuring live music every Friday and Saturday night all summer long, you can soak up some tunes while you sip on your fruity drink. 

Milwaukee’s newest tiki bar and cocktail lounge is Lucky Joe’s Tiki Room. When you stop by you’ll be greeted by a gigantic tiki head. Lucky Joe’s is open seven days a week, and has daily specials to keep your taste buds in a tropical mindset.

One thing is for sure, there’s no shortage of grass tiki shacks, inflatable palm trees, and mai tais to go around in Wisconsin. Be sure to check out more nighttime entertainment.