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.



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Decor 7.1
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 7.9
Food Quality 8.5
Food Selection 6.2
Mood 8
Music 8.1
Service 9.4
Tikiness 6.5
Tilt 8
Vibe 8

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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.


doctorsarsh is a regular at The S.O.S., and is usually there Weds/Thurs .
September 5, 2019, 3:30 PM
My favorite bar (tiki or not) in Atlanta. Personally, I like going here on Weds/Thurs nights when it's more chill. Unless you come to S.O.S. when they open on Friday or Saturday night, you will have to wait for seats inside or out. I come here for the happy hour punch cuz it's tasty, and different every time I come, plus it's 5 bucks and pretty strong. S.O.S. has legit tiki classics that rotate every few weeks to months, plus nice little twists of their own. Their drinks are strong and a bit pricey, but sooooo good. My other favorite SOS drink besides their happy hour punch is their frozen pain killa. S.O.S. also has an extensive rum collection for y'all rum connoisseurs. I think their decor and dim lighting is pretty nice mid-century tiki. Staff and bartenders wear Hawaiian shirts and tropical gear. Some of the patrons who come here even dress in Hawaiian shirts as well. The theme is tasteful and not overdoing it or cheezy here. The food here is great! Sweet E's Vittles is legit caribbean and tropical bbq and grub. SOS used to offer food from Eat Me Speak Me was overpriced, small and not worth the hype in my opinion. SOS also offers nice holiday-themed tropical drinks in December, but this place gets even more packed than usual during this time.
chansuck has visited The S.O.S..
February 18, 2019, 5:58 PM
VERY small indoor space. You will be waiting for an hour to get a seat if its the weekend. Not much tiki aesthetics going on inside apart from the wall of mugs behind the bar. Drinks were fine and appropriately strong. But i have to say their promotional goodies almost make up for everything else lacking. They have amazing matchbooks, postcards and swizzle sticks that i have rarely seen other modern tiki bars bother to provide. Amazing! Love little details like that.
Trader Anne
Trader Anne has visited The S.O.S..
February 1, 2019, 3:39 PM
This place is great! I was glad we arrived when it opened, as it filled up quickly. The vibe here is very welcoming and friendly. The music was perfect. The food selection was wacky, but I liked it. Drinks were strong! I wish they had their own mug for sale, but all our drinks were served in tiki-appropriate mugs. Staff was friendly and properly bedecked in Hawaiian shirts. If I lived in the area, I would come often and bring friends.

Bonus: kids are allowed before 9pm, and the staff made my tiki-babes feel welcome.
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