Marlin's The Mainlander

Pittsburgh, PA
Home Tiki Bar
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Pittsburgh, PA
Opened in April 2016

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Marlin's The Mainlander



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Decor 10
Drink Quality 10
Food Quality 5
Mood 10
Music 10
Service 10
Tikiness 10
Tilt 10
Vibe 10

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Humuhumu’s description

Marlin's The Mainlander is the home tiki bar of Pat and Sara in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They created the bar in a trapezoidal closet/landing at the top of the basement stairs of their home in April 2016. The tiny 32"x35" space is partially occupied by a cooler, requiring supreme clear-headedness to navigate. Its bar/door and shelves were custom-built from reclaimed wood. Its impermanent design features battery-powered lighting affixed by Velcro and Command strips, decor hung from rope for minimal drilling, and an easily-removable Swiss Army knife of a door that sports hooks for bottle openers, towels, hats, novelty sunglasses, and even a water pistol for dealing with nasty customers.
The bar features a rotating menu of four cocktails, plus one homespun concoction which is always on the menu.
During the month of October, The Mainlander transforms into The Maniac, the better to terrify attendees of Pat and Sara's annual home-hosted horror film festival.
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Baidonovan is a regular at Marlin's The Mainlander, and is usually there as often as he can be..
June 19, 2017, 8:44 AM
When the planet descends into violence and chaos, The Mainlander will be the seed from which a better, more tiki society will grow from the fertile ashes of the old world. Also, their Mai Tai's are delicious.
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