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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

5.6

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by 31 people

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Everyone You
Decor 6.1
Drink Quality 4.6
Drink Selection 4.8
Mood 6
Music 3.5
Service 6.6
Tikiness 6.4
Tilt 6.6
Vibe 5.7

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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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meirybomb
meirybomb has visited Bahi Hut Lounge.
August 9, 2018, 8:51 AM
I visited Bahi Hut last month, post-renovation and it definitely seems like they are making an effort to return the bar to it's tiki roots. It was early, and practically empty when we visited, but the bartender was friendly and the few patrons who were there seemed amicable. This place is a classic tiki hut, with an authentic tiki vibe, and although they still can't make a real mai tai, it's definitely a must visit.
April 22, 2018, 10:27 AM
Good news! Renovations seem to be underway to return the Bahi Hut to its proper vibe!
August 6, 2017, 4:33 PM
Great bar but certainly not concerned with the cocktail aspect of the tiki diaspora. Having lived in Sarasota for some time, Bai Hai Hut was that spot with the extra strong drinks that allllllways had stories of grandeur, mysterious nights spent howling at the moon, the "I drank two and woke up on the beach!" legends. The environment is divey but still holds on to the relics which make it a little Gilligans Island. Like a lot of bars on the west coast have done, I wish someone would buy it up and go nuts.
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