Taha'a Twisted Tiki Serves Cocktails from Paradise in the Grove

Taha’a Twisted Tiki is the latest brainchild of Lucas and Derek Gamlin, two brothers who clearly have their fingers on the pulse of the latest liquor trends. Their previous ventures, SubZero Vodka Bar and Gamlin Whiskey House, were runaway successes, and if recent chatter in industry publications is any indication, rum is poised to be the next “it” spirit. Couple this with our ironic, vintage-obsessed culture, and it’s no surprise that the kitschy Polynesian tiki lounges of the 1970s are making a comeback around the country.

Keep reading: Cheryl Baehr's review of Taha'a Twisted Tiki.

Photos by Corey Woodruff for the Riverfront Times.
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A cocktail served in a coconut.
A cocktail served in a coconut.
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The "Zombie," served inside a shark's head.
The "Zombie," served inside a shark's head.
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A colorful cocktail.
A colorful cocktail.
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A fruit-filled cocktail at Taha'a.
A fruit-filled cocktail at Taha'a.
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An outside bar at Taha'a.
An outside bar at Taha'a.
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The outside seating area.
The outside seating area.
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Inside Taha'a.
Inside Taha'a.
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"No hurry, no worry."
"No hurry, no worry."
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Crack open the coconut.
Crack open the coconut.
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A summery cocktail and a variety of skewers.
A summery cocktail and a variety of skewers.
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The "Big Island Sliders" and a basket of Taha'a chicken wings.
The "Big Island Sliders" and a basket of Taha'a chicken wings.
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The grilled chicken taco, fish taco and a side of edamame hummus.
The grilled chicken taco, fish taco and a side of edamame hummus.
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