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Summer Sips: Two New Ways to Enjoy Tiki Drinks in Austin

Vacation vibes abound at Tiki Tatsu-Ya's new offerings and Fairmont Austin's summer pop-up

The Retreat at the Nest - Upstairs at Tiki Tatsu-Ya (photo by Carla Gomez)
The Retreat at the Nest - Upstairs at Tiki Tatsu-Ya (photo by Carla Gomez)

Hot summer days and nights have arrived, and if a dreamy island getaway is not in the cards this year, you can lean into vacation vibes right here in Austin, courtesy of classic tiki cocktails. Austin’s popular tiki outpost, Tiki Tatsu-Ya is offering something new (and very approachable) this season. Additionally the Fairmont Austin invites you to unwind with a coconut in hand for some chill summertime enjoyment. Read on for the details about these two new ways to embrace the tiki culture.

The Retreat at the Nest - Upstairs at Tiki Tatsu-ya (photo by Carla Gomez)
Snacks and new tiki drinks at The Retreat at the Nest (photo by Carla Gomez)

The Retreat at The Nest at Tiki Tatsu-Ya

Once a spot that proved challenging to book a reservation, the immersive bar and restaurant, Tiki Tatsu-Ya, has launched a very casual way to experience its vibrant ambiance. The Retreat at The Nest is their new concept, which offers Monday and Tuesday no-reservation access to the upstairs beach house bar that also features a new menu.

The Retreat at The Nest offers fun, laid-back tiki time from 5 p.m. to midnight, exclusively on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Tatsu-Ya team shared that this experience “is all about approachability. Guests are encouraged to walk straight up to the bar, grab a drink, and find a seat. Whether waiting for a table downstairs, starting their night out, or simply looking to enjoy good times with friends spur of the moment.”

The special cocktail menu includes eight new creations with Hawaiian, Polynesian, and Asian influences, highlighting the role of rum in Tiki culture, priced at $10-$15 each. The snack menu differs slightly from the downstairs menu, including items such as Mochiko Wings, Yokozuna Riblets, Taro Tots, Coconut Shrimp and the Spam Sando.

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Tiki drinks from Fairmont Austin
The Broken Coconut Pop-up Tiki Bar (photo courtesy of Fairmont Austin)

Tiki Takeover at the Fairmont Austin

Fairmont Austin has opened a tropical oasis this summer in the form of their pop-up bar, The Broken Coconut. In the hotel’s 7th floor rooftop bar Rules & Regs, you will find an island-inspired menu of tiki drinks, along with bites such as Coconut Shrimp and Short Rib Skewers.

The Broken Coconut will be open Thursday – Sunday through mid-August. Enjoy half-off tiki menu offerings during Happy Hour from 6-8 p.m. Reserve your table online.