Which tropical drink emporium seems the most authen-tiki? An institution versus a newbie.
Foundation Tiki Bar
Location: 2718 N. Bremen St.
Year Established: 2003
Requisite Drink: Mai Tai (or one of the drinks that comes in a ceramic mug that’s yours to keep)
Solid Sustenance: Racine-made Dino’s pizzas baked on-site, perfect for soaking up alcohol
Ambiance: Spot-on authentic: like you’re inside a prop-filled hut on “Gilligan’s Island”
Location: 6502 W. North Ave., Tosa
Year Established: 2016
Requisite Drink: You can’t go wrong with a traditional (though not technically “tiki”) piña colada
Solid Sustenance: A full menu of dishes with some Polynesian flair. Best bet: tuna poke
Ambiance: The Flux Design-helmed decor gets the materials right (bamboo, thatched roofing), but the effect is less escapist, more manufactured