It’s easy to get lost in the Lake of the Ozarks. It’s a winding, wandering maze. But beach lovers will feel right at home at Franky & Louie’s. Real palm trees shipped over from warmer climates sit in tons of white sand, and the bar even offers boat rentals. Think spring break, Florida Gulf Coast style.
“Tropical atmosphere at the O’Haire Motor Inn” probably sounds like a Mad Lib-esque mashup. It’s not, thanks to the Sip ‘n Dip. One of our favorite bars with live mermaid shows (yes, there are multiple), the Montana mainstay has a tiki theme with nightly mermaid entertainment alongside rum drinks. If you’re like Sebastian and your ideal beach is under the sea with a view of all that goes on beneath the waves, this is the place to be.
Nebraska is as far away from a coastline as you can get in America. The Nebraska plains are in the dead center of the country, and you’d have to travel through at least three states to see the ocean. No worries, though, because there’s the Lake Lono Rum Club. The Omaha bar is filled with plastic plants and exotic cocktails. Escape to the beach of Lake Lono, which the bar describes as a tiki mash-up from “Polynesia, the Caribbean, Africa, Southeast Asia, rockabilly, Hollywood, funk, and surfer culture,” with drinks like the Puddle Jumper (cachaça, dry curaçao, mango, lime, coconut milk, tiki bitters).