WORLD FAMOUS

HOLIDAY ISLE TIKI BAR

Home of the Rum Runner 


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History 

Once known as "The Hapi Hula Hut," our tiki bar opened its doors in 1969. In 1971, the name officially changed to "Holiday Isle Tiki Bar" and has been a favorite among tourists and locals in the Florida Keys since.

Serving cocktails and good times for over 50 years, the Tiki Bar is also home of the now-famous Rum Runner cocktail. Legend has it, over 40 years ago the Tiki Bar manager John Elber (Tiki John) had to get rid of an excess of rum and other liqueurs before the arrival of new inventory. Tiki John was challenged to concoct a cocktail that would help use the surplus inventory. So he mixed banana liquor, Meyers rum, brandy and grenadine and named it the Rum Runner!

He named the drink after the early liquor smugglers that inhabited the Florida Keys in the early 1900's, known as "Rum Runners." Just like the bootleggers during the prohibition era, Rum Runners smuggled alcohol too, but by sea instead of land.

Today you can enjoy a Rum Runner much easier than in the days of prohibition! The newly redesigned Tiki Bar serves up great cocktails and beers, as well as an all day menu, daily from 8am to 11pm. Enjoy your drinks under the open air tiki or high tops overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Sing along to the music of the best local bands performing nightly, or enjoy a relaxing evening by one of the fire pits along the Bimini Row dock.

A frozen drink overlooking the ocean

MENU

From specialty cocktails to cheeseburgers in paradise, our menu is sure to have something for everyone! 
TIKI BAR MENU | BREAKFAST MENU

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Breakfast: 8am-10:30am
Lunch & Dinner: 11am-9pm

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DOG FRIENDLY

Our outdoor bar is dog friendly, so you can bring the whole family! 

 

girl playing music and guitar

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT 

Join us every weekend at the Tiki Bar for a live performance by the best local bands! Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7pm.

 
ART & CULTURE

BIMINI ROW 

Enjoy your cocktail by one of our fire pits overlooking the water, on the historic Bimini Row. 

FLORIDA KEYS BOATING

BOAT DOCKING

There's plenty of ways to get to the Tiki Bar, including by sea! Our sea wall has ample room for docking on a first come first serve basis.  

 

THE ORIGINAL

RUM RUNNER RECIPE

Want to take a piece of paradise with you? Click below for our original rum runner recipe! 
Rum Runner Recipe 

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