The S.O.S.

Decatur, GA
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340 Church St
Decatur, GA
Opened in November 2015
Wed-Sat 6pm-2am
Closed Mon, Tue, Sun
(404) 377-9308

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The S.O.S.



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Decor 7.1
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 7.9
Food Quality 8.5
Food Selection 6.3
Mood 8.1
Music 7.9
Service 9.4
Tikiness 6.7
Tilt 8
Vibe 8

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Humuhumu’s description

The S.O.S. opened on November 5, 2015, in a space that had previously held Paper Plane. Like its predecessor, it is a sister to the neighboring Victory restaurant. The look of the small space is upscale tropical, with dim lights providing the bulk of the mood, and an assist from a few small hula girl lamps and strategically placed orchids. The emphasis here is on the drinks: a full menu of classics and originals, crafted under the stewardship of bar lead Shanna Mayo. Many drinks on the menu are offered in scaled-up versions for sharing. There is a small menu of tiki-appropriate food available, like spare ribs and coconut shrimp.


kemika_popoki is a semi-regular at The S.O.S..
November 29, 2019, 11:25 PM
SOS has definitely become my go-to Atlanta tiki bar. I love Trader Vics, and it is so special, however the drink quality has been mixed the past few years, and the food is good, but pricey.

Anyways, I've been going to SOS since the beginning and it's been interesting to see how they've evolved over the years. I'm glad that the Eat Me Speak Me food left. It was good, unique, with funny descriptions, but it didn't pair well with the drinks. The Caribbean Sweet E's is a better fit.

Drink quality is the best!!! And I love their Holiday menu around Christmas and I'm curious if they'll ever do the "Spring Broke" month again.

While the decor may not be the most "tiki" the drinks and tiki good company make up for it.
doctorsarsh is a regular at The S.O.S., and is usually there Weds/Thurs .
September 5, 2019, 3:30 PM
My favorite bar (tiki or not) in Atlanta. Personally, I like going here on Weds/Thurs nights when it's more chill. Unless you come to S.O.S. when they open on Friday or Saturday night, you will have to wait for seats inside or out. I come here for the happy hour punch cuz it's tasty, and different every time I come, plus it's 5 bucks and pretty strong. S.O.S. has legit tiki classics that rotate every few weeks to months, plus nice little twists of their own. Their drinks are strong and a bit pricey, but sooooo good. My other favorite SOS drink besides their happy hour punch is their frozen pain killa. S.O.S. also has an extensive rum collection for y'all rum connoisseurs. I think their decor and dim lighting is pretty nice mid-century tiki. Staff and bartenders wear Hawaiian shirts and tropical gear. Some of the patrons who come here even dress in Hawaiian shirts as well. The theme is tasteful and not overdoing it or cheezy here. The food here is great! Sweet E's Vittles is legit caribbean and tropical bbq and grub. SOS used to offer food from Eat Me Speak Me was overpriced, small and not worth the hype in my opinion. SOS also offers nice holiday-themed tropical drinks in December, but this place gets even more packed than usual during this time.
chansuck has visited The S.O.S..
February 18, 2019, 5:58 PM
VERY small indoor space. You will be waiting for an hour to get a seat if its the weekend. Not much tiki aesthetics going on inside apart from the wall of mugs behind the bar. Drinks were fine and appropriately strong. But i have to say their promotional goodies almost make up for everything else lacking. They have amazing matchbooks, postcards and swizzle sticks that i have rarely seen other modern tiki bars bother to provide. Amazing! Love little details like that.
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