You’re always on Island time when you’re at Tommy Bahama.
But the best time to be at Tommy Bahama is Happy Hour, for $6 cocktails and $8 martinis from 4 to 6 p.m. every day.
This tropically inspired location is the only one of its kind, separate from a retail store. It’s been here almost 20 years. At one time, it did have a store downstairs, but that operation got so busy it moved down the street.
With live music every night from 6 to 10 p.m., the place is all about fresh food and good times with good people. We tried the Tuna Poke with a Basil Martini and a Mai Tai.
And boy, did we do good.
Both of our chosen libations were perfect for any weather, and pair well with anything on the menu. Light and easy, they go down that way, too.
Speaking of the food, it has Caribbean and Asian influences, with all sauces made in-house and fresh fish delivered daily.
This is the second restaurant built by Tommy Bahama, with the original located in Naples – and only five total in Florida. There are others in Hawaii, New York, Japan and California … so they’re all over the world, but not on every street corner.
Many of this location’s employees have been here since it opened, nearly 20 years ago. It’s a great place to work and a great place to hang out.
The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.
Dougie, the bartender, is famous around these parts. So if you’re looking for some local knowledge, take a seat at his bar.