noon-6pm; $2 beer, $3 shots, $5 mixed drinks and $15 buckets
D, N, R at 36th St.
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Tiki Bar lives up to its name: Grass and tribal masks adorn the walls, and the liquor selection boasts enough candy-colored tropical concoctions to supply a sorority party. The island motif would be cheesy if it weren’t such a pleasant surprise—with shabby bodegas and Green-Wood Cemetery as far as the eye can see, a little touch of the tropics is more than welcome on Sunset Park’s Fourth Avenue. Larger than it appears on the outside, Tiki Bar has a dance floor, a back garden, a billiards table, and darts, as well as Monday-night-football parties and occasional live-music.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.