Waikiki Wally's

Waikiki Wally's

Youri Benoiston opened Waikiki Wally's in September 2002 on the former site of the notorious NYC bondage club La Nouvelle Justine. Decor is by Oceanic Arts and Crazy Al Evans with Tiki Farm mugs. A running fountain, plenty of foliage, exotica music, wall-length murals and a Lucite bar with Hawaiian objects embedded in it make this New York City Tiki bar a winner. Reports indicate that Wally's, of all the neo-Tiki bars popping up in NYC, is the most old skool and authentic. (Excerpt from Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America by James Teitelbaum)