Say aloha to tiki cocktail paradise at Lei Low in the Heights

Photo courtesy of Lei Low Rum & Tiki Bar

Mellow out at a tiki bar that pairs imaginative, rum-filled cocktails with vibrant Polynesian decor at Lei Low.

Located in a Sunset Heights strip mall next to a convenient store, behind the unassuming exterior hides one of Houston’s most beloved rum and tiki hideaways.

Opened in February 2014, the tropical tavern has been serving boozy concoctions in coconut-, parrot-, shark-, and tiki mask-shaped mugs since opening its doors.

And with more than 60 rums to choose from and a large, rotating menu, visitors can dive into garnished grogs like the Tonga Queen and Hot Buttered Banana or try one of many familiar favorites including the Mai Tai, Zombie, Blue Hawaiian, and Painkillers.

Prefer a blended tiki drink? Try Lei Low’s contemporary take on the pina colada, the “Barefoot in the Sand”. The delicious drink, which comes blended smooth, is made up of pineapple, lime, coconut, banana, tiki-butter, a macadamia nut liqueur, and of course, last but not least, a Jamaica dark rum.

If you’re with a daring bunch of friends or date, dare to split one of the bar’s rotating “shareables” with your shipmates that all come served in fun glasses that include a wooden barrel for three to four, clamshells for two, or a crystal skull for four or more.

If tiki drinks aren’t your thing, there are more than enough local beers and other traditional cocktails to take your pick of. Click here for more on the bar and their drink list.

Lei Low Rum & Tiki Bar 

Photo courtesy of Lei Low Rum & Tiki Bar
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Cody Swann is a writer and musician born and raised in Houston. When he isn't recording or touring the country with his band, Wild Moccasins, he can be found covering live music and arts events for 365 Things to Do in Houston.