Zombie Hut

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78 Solid

A darkly lit atmosphere combined with superstrong island cocktails helps make Zombie a hot date spot … just keep track of how many you’ve had.

273 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11231

718-875-3433

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The lowdown

Brooklyn’s most notorious tiki bar is small, but Zombie’s drinks are tall and will get you wasted in a hurry. After a couple of Gilligans (vodka, three rums, and OJ) you’ll feel like you’ve been washed up on a desert island, except that it’s really the sidewalk. The walls covered in bamboo and adorned with Polynesian masks and trinkets assist the vibe, and music from Eminem to Simon and Garfunkel somehow always manages to sound good, at least to the people that can often be found making out on the couches in the back, sometimes after just meeting. The social four-person Scorpion Bowl can be fun, along with the other sickly sweet, oddly colored drinks served with kitschy plastic stirrers. But if island cocktails aren’t your thing, Bud Light and Session Lager are always available along with other reasonably priced beers.

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized