321 N. Peters St., 504-609-3811; www.latitude29nola.com
The vibe: Tiki expert Jeff "Beachbum" Berry created a tiki oasis with carvings by Bosko and his own collection of tiki art and relics. The kitchen serves its take on Polynesian food.
What you'll drink: Berry's versions of rare and classic tiki drinks including a zombie and a navy grog and creations like the Hawaii 504 and namesake Latitude 29.
Cane & Table
1113 Decatur St., 504-581-1112; www.caneandtablenola.com
The vibe: The courtyard has a little flora to reflect the Caribbean inspiration for the rum bar and restaurant, but the long bar and banquette in the front room offer plenty of room to sample the tropical fare.
What you'll drink: "Proto-tiki" (no whimsical glassware or containers) or rum cocktails such as the Boss colada, a riff on a pina colada with Baska Snaps. There's a deep selection of Caribbean rums and some craft beers.
301 N. Peters St., 504-288-8226; www.tikitolteca.com
The vibe: Tiki huts don't typically have a second floor, but patrons have to climb upstairs to enjoy the Polynesian decor here.
What you'll drink: Tiki classics such as mai tais and Tolteca Punch-Punch, all served in festive tiki glassware.