1. Tiki Tatsu-ya
If you haven’t made your way over to Tiki Tatsu-Ya by now, then you’ve probably tired of us constantly mentioning it as you sit at your computer refreshing that browser, hoping for a seat to open up. And if you have been, then you probably understand why we keep mentioning it. As one of the most exciting openings of 2021, this immersive bar on South Lamar has done to tiki what Aaron Franklin did to barbecue. (And we can’t get enough of either.) Bring a group if you want to try some of the large-format drinks — one of them comes in a fog-laden pirate ship, complete with Tiki Tatsu-Ya branded chocolate coins — or opt for a sampling of their unique takes on classic tiki staples, like the mai tai made with miso-almond orgeat.