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Bahi Hut Lounge

Sarasota, FL
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4675 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
Opened in 1954
Mon-Sat 4:30pm-2:30am
Sun 4:30pm-1am
(866) 282-9330

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Bahi Hut Lounge

6.1

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by 58 people

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Decor 6.4
Drink Quality 5.7
Drink Selection 5.4
Mood 6.3
Music 3.6
Service 7.8
Tikiness 6.7
Tilt 6.7
Vibe 6.2

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Humuhumu’s description

Bahi Hut was opened in 1956 by Bill Johnson, and remains a beloved neighborhood bar and local landmark. These days it operates as more of a beer bar, though some tropical drinks are available. Much of its vintage charm remains, and its historic bones are worth treasuring. It is part of the Golden Host Resort, a vintage roadside motel.

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watchin_waihine
watchin_waihine has visited Bahi Hut Lounge.
June 4, 2022, 11:14 AM
Worth a visit for the legit mid-century bona fides alone. How often can you make pilgrimage to Tiki destinations dating back to the 50's?

Decor is great ... vibe is chill (at least it was on a weeknight). Bartender was very friendly and helpful, if not necessarily much of a Tiki guy.

Drinks were fair. But I give props to anyplace with this kind of pedigree. Worth a stop.
Scorpion Bowl Bobby
Scorpion Bowl Bobby has visited Bahi Hut Lounge.
March 7, 2020, 2:08 PM
I came here once or twice a year going back maybe a decade, and it was more a token visit to a place I had a soft spot for, but the bar has reclaimed the proper tiki mantle and visits from now on will be because it's good! My bartender was extremely knowledgeable, and even happy to openly pan a drink on their menu (he described the taste as "gasoline and Hi-Ci") and offer a better one off menu (an old Beachcomber version of Mai Tai). We had a couple drinks each, all great, and talked much more with our excellent bartender. There's no waterfalls or fire dances, but there's some classic touches for decor and, most importantly, great drinks. Definitely worth a visit, and the best bar I've been to in town.
Duevelocita
Duevelocita has visited Bahi Hut Lounge.
February 29, 2020, 1:07 PM
Opened in 1954 and not updated since then. The claim to fame for their premiere drink, a Mai Tai, is that it has more alcohol than any drink in town. Still, we had a blast and went back a second time while in Sarasota. Bartenders were a lot of fun.
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