Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

Minneapolis, MN
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1900 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN
Opened in November 2010
Mon-Wed 11am-midnight
Thu-Fri 11am-1am
Sat 10am-1am
Sun 10am-midnight
(612) 788-9069

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Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge

7.5

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Decor 8.3
Drink Quality 7.4
Drink Selection 8
Food Quality 7.1
Food Selection 7.1
Mood 7.3
Music 6.4
Service 7.6
Tikiness 8.1
Tilt 8.1
Vibe 7

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Humuhumu’s description

In November 2010, Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge moved from their original location
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Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge
Minneapolis, MN
Bar & Restaurant
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to this much larger space, just down the street and now right on the Mississippi River.
The main level includes a restaurant and bar, and a large patio overlooking the river. There are large carved posts and tikis, and walls lined with lauhala matting and and carved wooden tchotchkes. On weekends, house band Exotik-a-Go-Go plays Exotica music, and the upstairs area is open. The upstairs, Shangri-La, has three distinct themed bars: the Shrunken Head, Forbidden Cove, and Ports of Pleasure. Each of the upstairs bars can be rented out for private events.

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Riddick
Riddick has visited Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge.
December 7, 2018, 7:36 PM
(Oops, I didnít remember save = post) charicatures that donít add much to the tiki ambience.

The bar is a resin coated bambooish pattern, and there are a TON of small, strung, orange and purple lights. Honestly it feels more like my daufhterís dorm room, alibet much cleaner and organized.

The music just began and it is exotica, so that is something. They also now have the torches lit outside so it has a little better vibe.

Finally my mai tai... I am a loss for words, and not in a good way. It is way too sweet and the bartender literally made it in less than 45 seconds. I didnít see how he did it, but I think there is a premix involved. It was garnished with a pineapple and Sysco maraschino-style cherry. The drink menu says it should be garnished with mint and love. As the bartender isnít my type, I opted to ask just for the mint. To his credit he didnít sigh or get irritated, but I ended up with one leaf - seriously, one little mint leaf.

I donít mean to begrudge this place, but I got to spend a lovely evening at The Inferno Room in Indianapolis a couple of nights ago, and while not a Hale Pale or Tiki Cat, they made excellent cocktails and could talk about rum, life, and the universe. Psycho Suziís is not in that league. It must survive as all Tiki bars must, just donít come here thinking it is purist. It is a great college bar in the State of ďgood enoughĒ (I believe that is what Minnesota means in Polynesian).
Riddick
Riddick has visited Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge.
December 7, 2018, 7:20 PM
The first couple of times I was here I didnít know the ways of Tiki, so I was a bit in awe that a bar like this existed. We sat outside and it is really cool. There is a very large tiki with fire. It is very cool.

Since traveling the seven seas (well, many states), I had the occasion to revisit Psycho Suziís. It is cold and wintery so I am relegated to the indoors. It feels designed-kitschy. There are tiki carvings - some intricate carved poles, but most are
q_tiki
q_tiki has visited Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge.
October 24, 2018, 9:05 PM
I went around 4pm on a Wednesday. The hostess st the entrance was super nice and explained the multi-floor setup to me even though only the lower floor was open at the time. I took a quick look in the gift shop which has a nice selection of mugs and bowls, some of which you can purchase with a drink for a discounted price. They had several t-shirts and some other knickknacks as well. I then proceeded to the main bar and I was delighted to see so many tiki carvings and lots of great lamps and other polynesian decor filling the bar/restaurant. I ordered two drinks and a single pizza while there. The pizza, called the Thailand Island special, was quite good and had chicken, pineapple, carrots and a nice peanut sauce. My first drink was from the happy hour menu called the open mouth Trout, I believe. It was a balanced drink with a medium strength. The second drink was the miserable bastard. It's a strong drink and was a bit heavy on the allspice at first, but mellowed a bit as it diluted and turned into a nice, spicy sipper. I hope to get back again while I'm in town to see the upper bars. I absolutely recommend this crazy joint while in Minneapolis. It's worth the effort!
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