7 Terrific Tiki Bars to Try While at the Delaware Beaches

Need a vacation? Take a virtual trip to the tropics at Delaware's top tiki bars, which deliver flavorful cocktails and tropical fare.

Make the most of your trip to the Delaware beaches by basking in the tropical beachy vibes at these tiki-inspired bars along the coast.

Zogg’s Raw Bar & Grill

A past Best of Delaware winner, Zogg’s is steps from the beach and full of island flair, from the rum bar to the raw bar to the menu, which includes jerk tacos and teriyaki rice bowls. Sip on classic rum cocktails like Mai Tais and Blue Hawaiians.

1 Wilmington Avenue, Rehoboth Beach | 227-7660

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The Wheelhouse at Fisherman’s Wharf

Zogg’s sister restaurant continues the Caribbean theme on a larger scale and with a canal-front view. The Key West vibe is complemented by frozen drinks aplenty, along with mules, mojitos and more. Dine on the deck and watch the tour and fishing boats pull up to the dock.

7 Anglers Road, Lewes | 291-2163


Tiki bars, which date back to Trader Vic’s in the 1940s, traditionally embrace South Pacific cultures. Nalu gets it right with its Hawaiian vibe. (Nalu is the Hawaiian word for “wave.”) The open-air surf bar’s island decor includes palm trees, totem poles, murals and an 11-foot tiger shark — suspended from the ceiling. With locations in both Rehoboth and Dewey, you can’t go wrong with this surf-centric tiki bar.

1308 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach | 227-1449
41 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach | 278-7960


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Tiki Jac’s Street Eats & Brews

The fusion food menu at this Rehoboth eater includes Asian and Latin flavors. Enjoy bites like bao sliders, Korean barbecue ribs, tacos, burritos and more. The drink menu is filled with frozen cocktails and specialty sips like the Drunken Monkey, made with spiced rum, coconut rum, fresh-squeezed orange juice, pineapple juice and bitters.

71 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach | 493-3387

Big Chill Beach Club

With its sweeping view of the beach at Delaware Seashore State Park on one side and the Indian River Inlet Bridge on the other, Big Chill earns its name. You could chill here for hours sipping a Coco-Rita and noshing on a lobster roll or poke bowl.

27099 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach | 402-5300

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Paradise Grill

This bayside location has it all: palm trees, water features, peaked roofs, “Pacific” salads—starring mandarin oranges—and pina coladas.

27344 Bay Road, Millsboro | 945-4500

Obie’s by the Sea

If you’re looking for a beachy vibe, this bar right on the boardwalk serves up frozen drinks, beach bites and late-night specials. The drink menu includes tropical classics like pina coladas, Mai Tais, Bahama Mamas and more.

1 Olive Avenue, Rehoboth Beach | 227-6261

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