“It’s got over 150 rums and a glowing waterfall volcano.”
There. Now you have your pitch down for Pagan Idol.
It’s a magical new tiki bar that’s now open in the Financial District, and here it is in all its bamboo-laden, pagan-god-related glory.
This is the latest thing from the guys behind Bourbon & Branch, Tradition and Rickhouse. Good bars, all. But this one’s a full-on escapist fantasy, complete with giant carved wooden idols, glowing glass orbs caught up in fishing nets and a black ceiling twinkling with stars.
You’ll start your evening early in the front bar, built to resemble the captain’s quarters in the hull of a well-appointed pirate ship. Grab a Hemingway Is Dead with rum, grapefruit, lime and maraschino. Or one of 150-plus other rums. And since you’ll likely fancy a classic tiki cocktail, those are there, too.
And sometime in the near future, you may hear the ringing of a captain’s bell. That’ll be your cue to ascend the staircase of glowing skulls and enter the back room. There’ll be another bar there, in addition to that glowing waterfall volcano and some thatched-hut-like booths where you can cozy up to a punch bowl for two.