Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Nightlife & Music > Waikiki Wally's

Waikiki Wally's

101 E. 2nd St., New York, NY 10009 40.72369 -73.9875
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-673-8908 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Scene: Bar Food, Lounge, Restaurant & Bar, Theme
Photo by Youngna Park

Share this listing

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

The bird is the word at Waikiki Wally’s, a kitschy tropical paradise complete with lush palm trees and pretty girls in sarongs and grass skirts. The proprietors know their theme bars—they also own the gender-bending Lucky Cheng’s. But what will really get you lei-ed at this East Village tiki temple are the cocktails, especially when they arrive in super-sized scorpion bowls. The thatched bar excels at frozen grogs like the pina colada: served rum-soaked and garnished with a fresh pineapple spear, it’s an intoxicating version of the classic cooler. The Maui-inspired martinis are hit and miss, but the liquor’s never lacking. True to its name, the Wipe Out is a tidal wave of alcohol, including Alizé and dark and light rums; it just might knock you off your barstool.

Hula Dancing

Fri.–Sat., 7 p.m.–11 p.m.