The S.O.S.

Decatur, GA
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340 Church St
Decatur, GA
Opened in November 2015
Wed-Sat 6pm-2am
Closed Mon, Tue, Sun
(404) 377-9308

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The S.O.S.

7.9

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Decor 6.9
Drink Quality 8.7
Drink Selection 7.7
Food Quality 8.4
Food Selection 6.1
Mood 8.3
Music 8.3
Service 9.6
Tikiness 6.3
Tilt 8.2
Vibe 8.4

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Humuhumu’s description

The S.O.S. opened on November 5, 2015, in a space that had previously held Paper Plane. Like its predecessor, it is a sister to the neighboring Victory restaurant. The look of the small space is upscale tropical, with dim lights providing the bulk of the mood, and an assist from a few small hula girl lamps and strategically placed orchids. The emphasis here is on the drinks: a full menu of classics and originals, crafted under the stewardship of bar lead Shanna Mayo. Many drinks on the menu are offered in scaled-up versions for sharing. There is a small menu of tiki-appropriate food available, like spare ribs and coconut shrimp.

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Miss Catwings
Miss Catwings has visited The S.O.S..
July 4, 2018, 2:23 PM
This bar is more of a neo-Tiki Bar. The decor shouts, ďHey! Donít you know? Iím a Tiki Bar damnit! Canít you tell by my neon lights and Hawaiian print?Ē The menu definitely letís you know youíre here for drinks and not food. My friend and I were heavily confused by the food fare selections and decided to go straight for the drinks which were pretty straight up with us. They are typically heavy-on-the-alcohol Tiki bar drinks and had a few original twists of their own. We had the Kilauea. Mai-Tai. Koi-Koi. And Chaka-Cha. The Koi-Koi was the only one we werenít quite sure if we liked or not. I think this tiny bar has great potential for a little pop-up speakeasy type of vibe but they are lacking on service. If you donít grab seats at 6pm right when they open or arenít directly at the bar, youíre gonna wait a while. So make sure to get your drinks and food order in at the same time. I know itís a small bar, but they were packed and busy and couldíve used another server or at least a busser or hostess to help the overworked servers who seemed to keep forgetting we were sitting there. Overall I think this is a cute little bar. I did enjoy the little touches like the logoíd match books and coasters and postcards that you can take. And they did have glassware you could purchase. But because of its location and neo-Tiki Bar feel it did seem like a bar targeted to grad students that need a dimly lit escape rather than for experienced Tiki-philes that need more than drinks and a few neon signs to impress them.
JP
JP has visited The S.O.S..
November 28, 2017, 5:14 PM
I really liked this bar. While it may be light on tiki decor, make no mistakeóthe drinks are legit.

The punch, which is different each day, was lovely, and the Zombie was great, my fiancť loved her Mai Tai. What more could you want?

We didnít have any food from the bar, but thatís only because we ate at Victory (which owns S.O.S) but it LOOKED great, so weíll definitely try it next time!
Jasper Meer
Jasper Meer is a semi-regular at The S.O.S..
July 22, 2017, 9:39 AM
Make no mistake: S.O.S. is not a bad bar. However it is not a Tiki bar. There have been a few significant improvements of late worth mentioning, however. A local pop-up restaurant, Eat Me Speak Me, has found a home in the kitchen at S.O.S. Eat Me Speak Me alone is worth a regular trip to S.O.S. for my partner and me. And this place is close to the MARTA rail entrance in Decatur, so, if you're hitting Trader Vic's, you can get there from the nearby Peachtree Center MARTA rail station.
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