Burnt Ends Tiki Bar celebrates International Tiki Day with a weekend’s worth of events
In honor of International Tiki Day, Burnt Ends Tiki Bar celebrates the day with a full weekend’s worth of events for folks who want to get in on the fun and feel like they’re sitting on the beach at any tropical destination. If you’re like me, you’re looking forward to the days when you can sit back and relax at somebody’s resort located in a sunny, humid hotspot.
International Tiki Day activities begin Friday, August 13. Guests can start off with some of the bar’s Polynesian-inspired bbq like Conch Fritters, Gochujang Sticky Ribs, and Burnt Ends Bao Buns, all from Hall of Fame Pitmaster Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe. While you’re eating your weight in all the good food, wash it all down with drinks like classic Mai Tais and daiquiris or something more creative like their Jungle Bird and Port Au Prince from Beverage Director Dean Hurst.
Burnt Ends Tiki Bar opens early Saturday, August 14 at noon for a full day of festivities including a seminar from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and rum tasting named The History of the Mai Tai from Hurst and Boston-based Brother Cleve, a triple threat musician/DJ/renowned Tiki enthusiast. Stay for the turnup when Brother Cleve spins some of his favorite old 45s for a special International Tiki Day set. New limited-edition mugs from John Mulder launch for purchase at online mug store Eekum Bookum at 3 p.m.
Guests can enjoy another special DJ set from Brother Cleve Sunday, August 15. This is the last day anyone can grab any of the commemorative t-shirts or John Mulder mugs.
Burnt Ends Tiki Bar is located at 1101 1st Ave. S. in St. Pete. It’s regular days and hours are Sunday 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday 3 p.m.-10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday 3 p.m.-11 p.m.
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