If you’ve never done paper umbrellas, fake palm trees and pina coladas then you basically haven’t lived, but you needn’t fear – Talulah, is here to save you from humdrum oblivion.
Inspired by the gorgeously garish tiki bars of 1950s L.A, Talulah sits above The Chamberlain on Tyler St. While you might not find every tacky detail normally associated with this kind of joint, you’ll certainly find the vibe, which involves a major focus on escapism and hospitality. There’s a beautiful mural of a leafy, otherworldly scene and stunning views across Auckland Harbour which will help “transport you to a tropical South Pacific paradise in which you can forget your troubles”. There are classic tropical drinks from previous decades and special tiki-inspired creations. Talulah’s drinks use fresh juices, custom made syrups, house produced infusions and of course, many fine Caribbean rums. Snacks come care of The Chamberlain and include, amongst other dishes, deep-fried pies.
Any bar whose bio states that “fun is mandatory” is a must-visit; especially one with such easy, bright, carefree feels. The only problem will be tearing yourself away to re-enter reality.