Grass Skirt Tiki Room

Bar, Rental Facility & Restaurant
105 N. Grant Ave.
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Ph: (614) 429-3650 - Website
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Mon 11am–10pm
Tue–Thu 11am–12am
Fri–Sat 11am–1am
Closed Sundays
Opened in November 2012
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
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Porco Lounge & Tiki Room, Cleveland 124.6 mi
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Jade Tiki, Bloomfield Hills 184.0 mi
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June 2013, photo by eab21
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Humuhumu’s description:
Grass Skirt Tiki Room opened in downtown Columbus in November 2012. The drink and food menus include both Polynesian yesteryear classics and more modern takes on tropical. Souvenir mugs are available. The decor includes echoes of Columbus' beloved Kahiki Supper Club, with contributions from local tikiphile collectors and craftspeople. There are beachcomber lamps, pufferfish, large tikis, and a lava wall, and even some bamboo pieces that originated at the Kahiki.

On Sundays, Grass Skirt is closed to the public, but is available for private events.

How to find it:
Grass Skirt is at the corner of N Grant and E Long.
Parking:
Grass Skirt has a small number of free parking spaces, and is adjacent to an inexpensive pay lot.
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May 30, 2014, 10:43 PM
The Grass Skirt is an intimate, cozy, hip, mysterious tiki escape in the canyons of downtown Columbus. Although the outside is non-descript, the minute you step through the door you are instantly transported to an alternate exotica landscape...and isn't that what tiki bars are suppose to do?

The drink menu is one of the very best...and one of the most potent around! The Pineapple Grog is specifically unique and worth sampling. The zombie is one of the very best I have ever imbibed (and as a professional mixologist I have made and sampled many zombies!

The other thing that stood out more than the tikis was the genuine level of service from the Grass Skirt staff. Damn, they made me feel at home. And, venturing from Little Rock to Columbus, THAT is saying a lot! My visit to the grass Skirt was one of my very best tiki bar experiences. Maybe it was the trippy Tiki meets Mystery Science Theater decor, the potent grogs, or the Ohana. Whatever it was, the combined qualities of the Grass Skirt work together as well as the ingredients of that killer Zombie!!!
Vince Martini has visited Grass Skirt Tiki Room.

June 5, 2014, 12:19 PM
Carmen Owens, the co-owner and manager of the Grass Skirt Tiki Room, and her staff do an amazing job of making customers happy in this classic style tiki Shangri-La.
The food is wonderful, the drinks are outstanding, the decor is great and the staff is just as good. You will not be disappointed!

The Grass Skirt decor and drink advice were all by members of the Kahiki Chapter of the Fraternal Order of Moai. Lights, tiki carvings, stone tiki face with glowing eyes and many drinks recipes were made by Lena Stiers, Jimmy Robinson, Don Drennan and Matt Thatcher respectively.


http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_and_entertainment/2014/05/29/polynesian-theme-recalls-establishments-of-yesteryear.html
Hi Fi Hijinx is a semi-regular at Grass Skirt Tiki Room.

June 7, 2014, 10:57 AM
I've been here several times as I live in Ohio. It's the best thing that has come down the chute since the Kahiki. The decor is fantastic and I love that the local tikiphiles gathered together to help with the carved tikis, masks, lamps, and that fantastic chandelier.

The food is an inventive twist on polynesian and everything I've had is quite good. If I had to pick a complaint about the food, it'd be nice to see a few more veggies in the dishes. I'm not a vegetarian but everything but the salads are a bit carb heavy and I'm trying to stay at least a little healthy. That said, LOVE the crab rangoons. I'm not sure if I've had SPAM before eating here but, all horror stories aside, their grilled SPAM and Swiss sandwich is da bomb. Cocktails, when I partake, are top notch and very worth the price.

The staff is incredibly friendly and very good at what they do. Even the customers there tend to be very talkative and outgoing with eachother. This place is great and I definitely recommend a visit here.
BeanMeUp is a semi-regular at Grass Skirt Tiki Room.

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