Porco Lounge & Tiki Room
Downtown Cleveland was once home to the famed Kon Tiki Restaurant. But a quick hula across the river and down the street from Ohio City's bars and restaurants, a new tiki bar is creating waves. Inside Porco Lounge and Tiki Room's bamboo-covered getaway, owner Stefan Was puts on a master class in Polynesian cocktails to go along with the bar's breezy island atmosphere. Begin your education with the hurricane ($12.50), made with passion fruit juice, lemon and dark Jamaican rum. If you're brave enough, graduate to Tiki Bob's Concussion ($35), a fruity concoction with 9 ounces of booze — including 1 1/2 ounces of Bacardi 151 and 1 1/2 ounces of Paramount 151. But be sure to bring your friends, this potent drink will end your run quickly if you try to surf it solo.
2527 W. 25th St., Cleveland, 216-802-9222, porcolounge.com