Mon-Fri, 2pm-4am; Sat-Sun, 4pm-4am
2pm-8pm; two-for-one Budweisers, Bud Light and well drinks, $1 off all other drinks
Sat-Sun, 4pm-8pm; $5 bloody marys and margaritas
L at First Ave.
Although it looks like a set from the Brady Bunch episodes shot in Hawaii, this bar attracts more punk rockers (and wannabes) than hula girls or gawking tourists. Why the pierced-and-tattooed set flocks here is anyone's guess, though surely it's not for the chintzy tiki mugs that holds the special island-style drinks like the Zombie, Mai Tai, and Volcano Blast. (Or maybe, in a kitschy tip of the hat to Niagara Bar-esque, post-tiki style, the mugs are the reason.) The $3 to $6 beers are as cheap as they come, and the dried grass hanging from the ceiling, vintage Hawaiian record albums, postcards, and paintings on the walls provide amusing distraction. There's even a photo booth and a little stage in the back on which local bands and resurrected back up bands (like the Blackhearts, sans Joan Jett) do their thing nightly (no cover).
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.