Pilikia, a new Polynesian-style tiki bar, opened at the end of January in the storied former location of Three Sheets on Ross Avenue, bringing with it drinks that come in colorful glassware and garnished with flowers. Expect to find classic tiki cocktails, such as Mai Tais, on the menu courtesy of Aaron Wang, partner and general manager of the bar whose creative libations you may have tried at the Tipsy Alchemist bar in Dallas. Another drink, called the Shark Tooth, is made with Appleton Special Reserve, Mount Gay Eclipse rum, lime, pineapple, simple syrup and tiki bitters.
Pilikia, which means "trouble" in Hawaiian, comes from SBBC Hospitium, the team behind Dallas watering holes Truth and Alibi, Punk Society and the Tipsy Alchemist. They've partnered with Patrick Tetrick, the owner of Three Sheets. The bar also serves food.
The space received a top-to-bottom makeover, doing away with cozy dive bar charm in favor of thematic island decor.