A tiki bar is only as good as its Zombie. In Ohio City, Porco’s key ingredient, falernum, is made in-house using a multiday process that steeps overproof rum with nearly 100 limes, pounds of fresh spices and other tiki magic inspired by decades of exploring this brand of Americana.
“It’s actually one of the most beautiful cocktails out there in terms of letting the spirit shine,” says owner Stefan Was. That’s also why the staff cuts customers off after two — or the equivalent of nine shots. “It is not for the faint of heart,” Was says. 2527 W. 25th St., Cleveland, 216-802-9222, porcolounge.com