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The Brady Bunch goes to Hawaii

5.0 Stars

In the middle of dingy River Grove, IL lies an island paradise called...Hala Kahiki. Straight out of the 1970's, this place is a trip. Huge wooden tiki gods watch you as you sip multicolored cocktails in rooms lit by hanging bunches of electric bananas. When it comes to the menu, they don't play games. There are about ten pages of cocktails you can choose from, including "couples" cocktails that come in huge bowls with 18" straws. You CAN order a beer, but don't expect the lei'd and saronged waitresses to be happy about it. This place was the greatest- I sipped my Kokomo as my date tried to calculate how much blow was done off of various surfaces of the place throughout the years. It was just the right combination of kitsch and sleaze that makes me want to go running back. Mahalo, Hala Kahiki. Mahalo.

On Mon Sep 21, 2009 | Back to Hala Kahiki