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A Tropical Bar Opens in Adams Morgan This Weekend With Frosty Tiki Drinks and Tacos - Source Washingtonian

Posted on Jul 18,2019
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A mai tai at Tiki on 18th, opening in Adams Morgan this weekend. Photograph by Surpass Visuals LLC
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BY ANNA SPIEGEL

WASHINGTON, DC. - What started as an idea for a rum pop-up has become a permanent, palm-printed bar called Tiki on 18th. The tropical space opens on Saturday night and will serve its first all-day tiki brunch on Sunday.

There’s plenty of eclectic talent on board, including partners Jonathan Peterson, co-founder of Rum Day DC; Saab Harrison (a former Service Bar bartender); and Jo-Jo Valenzuela, co-owner of The Game, a great Filipino restaurant-meets-sports bar below the tiki spot. Service Bar co-owner Glendon Hartley also consulted on the project.

Tikis, tacos, and grilled skewers are the focus of the intimate 36-seat space, which has more room for standing plus a small patio for a dozen-odd guests. The opening drink list includes eight $12 cocktails—each with entertaining descriptions—including a classic 1933 Mai Tai (“Dancing naked on the beach!”) and not-so-classic rum old-fashioned (“Drunken Caribbean beach cruise with a stop in South America”). Instead of frozen drink machines, barkeeps will blend frosty libations to-order like the “Missionary’s Downfall,” a refreshing concoction with rum, peach, pineapple, and fresh mint. For something boozier, the team is planning rotating rum, tequila, and mezcal flights.

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