Sitting by the sea, with a gorgeous sunset, sipping on a Mai-Tai, munching on some Poi and enjoying the melodious sounds of a ukulele while watching beautiful ladies dance the Hula?
Just thinking about it makes me wish for a magic carpet to transport myself there without having to endure the burden of a long cramped airline flight, not to mention the cost of tickets and a hotel stay. Wouldn’t it be phenomenal if we could easily get to that beautiful paradise?
Don’t give up your dream just yet. What would you say if I told you there was a wonderful “hideaway oasis” right here in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, called the Tiki Tango, just waiting for you to get over there and be transported to an island utopia for a few hours at least?
Owner, Scott McCray, has been working hard since February 2018 renovating the former Lava Lounge and transforming it into this Polynesian sanctuary. With the help of “The Tiki Rancher”, AKA Frank Simontics, they have been collaborating several months to bring you a unique and wonderstruck environment where you can escape the noisy crowds and traffic of a busy metropolis.
Frank Simontics is well known for his unique wood carvings and imaginative Tiki decor. He had his work cut out for him with this three-storied renovation of the former Lava Lounge.
It was “all hands on deck”! And what a beautiful collaboration! McCray and Simontics have succeeded wonderfully in creating unique and unusual spots and niches inside of the new Tiki Tango.
They went all out to bring you “live sunsets” from around the world, that will be projected onto two-story tall screens! Imagine the ambience! The perpetual romantic atmosphere for that perfect getaway!
The VIP lounge, called “Tiger’s Den”, is meant for those who desire a “GR——EAT” time away from the hubbub of daily life. It will be the perfect setting to put your paws up and relax!
“The Main Deck” will be in the middle of the Tiki Tango, for those hearty souls that want to “hangout” with their “matey’s” and “shiver their timbers” into the night! Arrrr, matey!
Then there’s “The Flamingo Room” with it’s peaked-roof and serene elegance, it will be the perfect setting for a memorable night out with that special person in your life. Come and create memories of a lifetime at the Tiki Tango!
The new bar will offer delectable and delicious tiki drinks served in specialty glassware to cause the crustiest of characters to squeal with delight. These will be offered along with tiki-inspired small bites to delight sophisticated palates from all ports of call.
The Tiki Tango is located at 57 13th St. NE, and it’s operating hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Be sure and don’t miss the boat going to The Tiki Tango for that one-of-a-kind Polynesian experience right here in good old Atlanta, GA!