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Jim Hayward at The Mai-Kai during The Hukilau in June 2017
 

NEW: The Mai-Kai hosts first Tiki Marketplace featuring vendors, entertainers, cocktails, rum tasting and more
The Mai-Kai hosts first Tiki Marketplace featuring vendors, entertainers, cocktails, rum tasting and more
The historic restaurant may be closed for repairs, but a new event takes advantage of the large parking lot for a safe and fun-filled day featuring the generous spirit of 'ohana. LATEST EVENT INFO
Complete list of vendors | Rums available for tasting

Mai-Kai cocktail review: The Black Magic emerges from the darkness as a true classic
Mai-Kai cocktail review: The Black Magic emerges from the darkness as a true classic

Inspired by one of The Mai-Kai's Gallons To Go, we've mixed up a new version of this classic Tiki cocktail.
>>> See the full story
>>> Tribute to The Mai-Kaiís Black Magic, version 3.0
NEW: Hurricane Hayward on Spike's Breezeway Cocktail Hour
>>> The Black Magic goes viral on social media

The Atomic Grog joins The Trader Brandon Transmissions
The Atomic Grog joins The Trader Brandon Transmissions

VIDEO, RECIPE: Watch the live interview, see the new Barrel O' Rum recipe

Hurricane Hayward on Inside the Desert Oasis Room
Hurricane Hayward on Inside the Desert Oasis Room

A new "Covid Chronicles" episode recorded with Adrian Eustaquio on the way to The Mai-Kai to pick up Gallons to Go.
Also available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. >>> LISTEN TO THE PODCAST NOW

VIDEO & PHOTOS: Skinny Jimmy Stingray talks classic surf, performs at The Mai-Kai Skinny Jimmy Stingray talks classic surf, performs at The Mai-Kai
South Florida's Skinny Jimmy Stingray and his band rocked The Molokai bar during a special Retro Rekindled monthly community gathering at The Mai-Kai in Fort Lauderdale on Dec. 15. The live set followed a presentation with The Atomic Grog's Hurricane Hayward about the guitarist's musical journey from punk to instrumental surf.
>>>> See new video and photos from the event

The Atomic Grog presents new class and symposium at The Hukilau 2019
The Rums of The Mai-Kai, presented by The Atomic Grog at The Hukilau 2019
Hurricane Hayward of The Atomic Grog took guests on an virtual journey to the Caribbean to learn about the key rums and styles that have dominated The Mai-Kaiís acclaimed cocktails for more than 60 years. He was joined by rum expert Stephen Remsberg for an Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy class at Pier Sixty-Six hotel on June 8, and by Cocktail Wonk writer Matt Pietrek for an on-stage symposium at The Mai-Kai Grand Finale on June 9.
Hear Sunday's symposium on the Inside the Desert Oasis Room podcast
See the full preview plus last year's event recap and photos | Full 2019 recap coming soon!
Get detailed reports and photos on Tiki Central
The Atomic Grog presents new class and symposium at The Hukilau 2019
Photos, recap: How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai, the Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy class at Hukilau 2018

The Mai-Kai Walking Tour on Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast The Mai-Kai Walking Tour on Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast
It was an honor to participate in The Mai-Kai history tour with carver Will Anders and manager Kern Mattei. Itís a real Tiki museum audio walking tour. CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE PODCAST
The podcast is also available on all major podcasting platforms: Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Previous podcast: Hurricane Hayward talks Mai-Kai cocktails with Marooned

Special event: 'Demerara Rum - The Mai-Kai's Secret Weapon' Demerara Rum: The Mai-Kai's Secret Weapon on Jan. 19, 2019, at The Mai-Kai
The Atomic Grog was pleased to present a special happy-hour talk during The Mai-Kai Takeover event
on Jan. 19, presented by the Magical Tiki Meet-Up and Retro Rekindled.
Click here to check out our full event recap, including photos and highlights of our Demerara rum discussion.
See also: Rums of The Mai-Kai include potent, funky flavors from Guyana and Jamaica

Florida bartender wins Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai Challenge at The Mai-Kai Florida bartender wins Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai Challenge at The Mai-Kai, earns trip to St. Lucia
On Oct. 30, 2018, I was one of the judges of the Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai Challenge at The Mai-Kai.
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The Atomic Grog on Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast The Atomic Grog on the Texas Tiki Podcast at The Mai-Kai
Listen to Hurricane Hayward and Texas Tiki and cocktail podcaster David Phantomatic in the Samoa Room at The Mai-Kai as they discuss (what else) the historic tropical drinks and influence of South Florida's Polynesian Palace.

How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai with Hurricane Hayward of The Atomic Grog
Sold out! How to Mix Like The Mai-Kai: I'm humbled and honored to have the first
Okole Maluna Cocktail Academy class to sell out at The Hukilau 2018 in June!
See the event photos

Jim Hayward at The Mai-Kai's 60th annversary in December 2016 in Fort Lauderdale
Hurricane Hayward at The Mai-Kai's 60th annversary celebration in December 2016 in Fort Lauderdale.
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