Earlier this spring, I went to a Tiki Bar in Las Vegas called Frankie's Tiki Room. Little did I know, this place would create a personal obsession with so-called 'Tiki Bars.'

What Makes Tiki Bars So Fabulous?

Two words: The atmosphere. 

Psycho Suzi's Patio, Google Maps

I'm not lying. Tiki Bars = A Tropical Escape.

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Two more words: The drinks.

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Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge is an exceptional Minneapolis Tiki Bar. 

According to the website, 

"[As a] nationally recognized tiki bar and pizza joint, Suzi’s is an otherworldly island escape and Minneapolis institution.

We (probably) have the country’s largest collection of leopard furnishings and (definitely) have the most awesome fake wood carpeting in North America, plus breathtaking industrial river views from our waterfront decks. With two levels and multiple bars, the magic and mystery of Psycho Suzi’s is legendary."

If that description wasn't convincing enough, maybe these recognitions will help solidify Psycho Suzi's greatness. 

In 2019, Suzi's was voted #1 best bar in the Twin Cities. The unique place has also been featured on numerous lists of best tikis in America, including ones by Food NetworkThrillestRefinery29Travel + Leisure Magazine, and Esquire. 

I had "The Beachcomber" on my latest visit. It's a deliciously refreshing drink with strawberry, lychee, lime, and pineapple flavors. This concoction comes in this glass featured below. 

In addition, to the beautiful environment and delectable drinks, Psycho Suzi's is known for fantastic pizzas! 

On my last visit, I had the Suzi Quatro. A hot stone-baked pizza with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and roasted garlic. DELICIOUS!

It is an hour's drive from Owatonna but a bar worthy of your attention.

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