Sneaky Tiki Bar

Island Culture Tiki Bar - Laid Back Island Vibes in Pensacola Beach : TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Beach side bar delivers an authentic island experience with tropical cocktails, cold beer, and a welcoming, relaxing environment. Come prepared to enjoy no rush, no fuss vibes, plus seating at the bar, a few tables, and comfy hanging chairs, all with a panoramic view of Santa Rosa sound.

- The Local Expert Team

Pensacola Beach attracts visitors interested in all range of warm weather outdoor activities, from fishing to boating to snorkeling to just napping in the sun. Island Culture’s Sneaky Tiki Bar is an excellent oasis for all visitors, no matter what brings you to the beach. The bar is situated on the coast of Santa Rosa sound, within walking distance of several Pensacola Beach accommodations, including the popular Pensacola Beach RV Park.

On busy days, you might have a bit of a wait for one of their delicious signature cocktails, but part of the charm of Island Culture Sneaky Tiki Bar is that the chill atmosphere starts the moment you sidle up to the thatched roof bar. If you wait a bit, who cares? You’ve got a stunning view of the sound and plenty of palm trees and friendly signs reminding you to slow down and savor the moment.

In other words, don’t come to Island Culture Tiki Bar for speedy service as part of a busy day, instead, come to unwind and go with the flow of “island culture,” all just minutes from mainland Pensacola.

On our recent visit to this relaxing paradise, we ordered a few different drinks to sample as we kicked back in a few hanging hammock chairs and enjoyed an incredible beach side sunset. Our favorite drink items included:

Top Shelf Margarita
A classic house made margarita with fresh lime, tequila, and agave syrup, made even more luxurious by a splash of Gran Marnier.

Man O’War
Featuring two types of rum, plus orange and pineapple juices as well as banana liquor, this might be the perfect tropical taste to send you immediately into “vacation mode.”

Sunset Lemonade
If you’re looking for something less beachy, the Sunset Lemonade is a great Southern classic, pairing whiskey with lemonade and a touch of peach schnapps. Goes down easy, just like the sunset!

Beer lovers, take note: Island Tiki also carries a range of domestic beers, including local selections when available, and they serve them up frosty cold.

Before you go, be sure to call ahead to confirm hours of operation. The Island Culture Tiki Bar tends to open up in March for their summer season, but sometimes opens earleir for special community events. Or, if you’re really feeling the spirit, just wander by next time you’re in the area, and if it’s meant to be, you’ll find yourself relaxed out on the sandy beach with a healthy dose of coconut rum to keep you company–cheers!

Insider Tip:
Part of the “island vibe” means that the Tiki Bar’s ideal audience is people who are walking, swimming, biking, or boating up to the bar, so you won’t find any parking lot on the premises.