Sunday, a few hundred folks put on their finest Hawaiian shirt, donned some colorful leis, and made their way to the Turner Hall Tiki Takedown. The fourth installment of the event brought great tunes by DJ E-Rich, tropical visuals, and tasty tiki drinks to the downtown ballroom.

A total of 12 Milwaukee area bars and restaurants crafted cocktails using Tiki Lovers brand rum, including Agency, Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria, Finks, Matt Hungerford – Capitol-Husting Company, Inc., Layman Brewing, Natty Oaks Pub & Eatery, POP, Shanghai Speakeasy, Station No. 06, The Original, The Outsider, and Union House. Those establishments had their drinks, their booth presentations, and their cocktail names voted on by those in attendance.

Though everyone who got to enjoy delicious rum-based beverages inside Turner Hall on a fun spring afternoon can be considered winners, here are the official winners of the 2024 Turner Hall Tiki Takedown.

Best Tiki Drink: Agency Cocktail Lounge
Best Drink Name: Matt Hungerford, Capitol-Husting Company – “(I Love It When You Call Me) Big Papaya”
Best Decorated Booth: Station No. 06

Congrats to all the winners and thanks to all who came. We hope we’ll see you at Turner Hall for another Tiki Takedown installment next year.

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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.