For a true Florida Keys resort experience, spend some time at the vibrant and unique Holiday Isle Tiki Bar. In 1969 this open air bar located at the edge of the property's marina began serving up cocktails under the original name of The Hapi Hula Hut. It was not until 1971 that this property was officially known as the Tiki Bar.
Introducing the World Famous Holiday Isle Resort Tiki Bar
A true Florida Keys classic, our beloved Tiki Bar opened in 1969 as the Hapi Hula Hut. In 1971, it officially became the Tiki Bar and, a year later, the hotel’s owner dared its manager, nicknamed "Tiki John," that he could not make a drink out of the overstock of liquor that was in the storeroom. With banana liqueur, Meyers rum, brandy and grenadine, what more could a guy do then to make the original Rum Runner cocktail? The concoction became so popular that a statue was erected in Tiki John’s honor and has become a photo op of generations of Tiki Bar guests.
In the interest of preserving the Tiki Bar’s rich history, it is currently closed while undergoing renovations designed to preserve its place in local legend and lore. We’re making upgrades and enhancements that will ensure this beloved hot spot is around for years to come. Until then, join us at the oceanfront Jaws Raw Bar, adjacent to the Tiki Bar.