Last March, the inaugural Tiki Takedown helped a sold-out Turner Hall think spring with warm vibes and island cocktails. Following the event’s resounding success, Pabst Theater Group and Cutwater Spirits decided to bring the tiki drink competition back for another installment in 2020.

The second annual Tiki Takedown will return to Turner Hall on Sunday, March 22. Starting at 1 p.m., the venue will be buzzing with tropical tunes from DJ Andy Noble, and tasty tiki drinks created by skilled mixologists from area establishments including Bittercube Bar & Bazaar, Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, Braise Restaurant & Culinary School, Drink Wisconsinbly Pub, Finks, The Outsider, Tin Widow, and more. There are still a handful of spots left. Bars and restaurants that are interested in competing for the coveted Tiki Takedown Trophy and Tiki Master title can apply here.

In addition to the cold cocktails and cool atmosphere that proved to be a winning combination the first time around, this year will offer attendees the option of $5 designated driver tickets (which include complimentary non-alcoholic beverages) and $40 VIP tickets that come complete with early entry, exclusive balcony access, appetizers, complimentary coat check, and a souvenir cup.

Tickets are on sale now. General admission tickets purchased before March 1 are $20; after that, they’re $25. Starting at 10 a.m. today, 10 pairs of general admission tickets will be placed around town as part of a “summer-themed scavenger hunt.” You can check Pabst Theater’s Instagram for updates on ticket locations. We’ll see you at Turner Hall on March 22!

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Before co-founding Milwaukee Record, Tyler Maas wrote for virtually every Milwaukee publication (except Wassup! Magazine). He lives in Bay View and enjoys both stuff and things.