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Lani Kai

525 Broome St., New York, NY 10012 40.723858 -74.003983
nr. Thompson St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-596-8778 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: After Work, Bar Food, Hot Spot, Lounge, Restaurant & Bar

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Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, 5pm-7pm; $5 beer, $6 wine and $8 cocktails

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Canal St.


This venue is closed.

Julie Reiner of Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge is the proprietor of Lani Kai, the third in the tiki trend of late 2010 (after Hurricane Club and Painkiller). But don’t expect Zombies to get much play here — the “modern tropical” drinks were created by Reiner and bar manager Joe Swifka (the Flatiron Lounge bartender also responsible for tiki nights at bygone Elettaria) to evoke Reiner’s Hawaiian upbringing. Her brother Chris has tried to do the same by brightening up the old Tailor space with a capiz chandelier and back bar, and other shell and wood elements. Partner Michael Brais oversaw the design of the two rooms, including the installation of lush tropical plants and a gas fireplace meant to look like a fire pit.  The menu is made up of food from Craig Rivard and cocktails from guest bartenders like Phil Ward of Mayahuel.

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