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.



by 68 people



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Decor 7.1
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 7.9
Food Quality 8.5
Food Selection 6.2
Mood 8.1
Music 8.2
Service 9.5
Tikiness 6.5
Tilt 8.1
Vibe 8.1

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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.


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.
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.
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