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A Fifth of Grog: 5th Anniversary Mai-Kai Mixer on April 30, 2016

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The Atomic Grog celebrates its fifth anniversary on Saturday, April 30, with a special cocktail party in The Molokai lounge at The Mai-Kai featuring live instrumental surf music from Skinny Jimmy Stingray, drink specials, giveaways, and more.

The party runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Skinny Jimmy will play three solo sets starting at around 6:30. In between sets, Jimmy and Hurricane Hayward will spin their favorite instro surf, exotica and retro tunes. They’ll also preview The Hukilau 2016 with music from the artists performing at the June 8-12 event at The Mai-Kai and Pier 66 hotel.

There will also be a Mai-Kai trivia contest with two winners receiving four-day Aloha Passes for The Hukilau. We’ll give away some other goodies, including Atomic Grog T-shirts. Plus, we’ll have shirts for sale.

Happy hour runs from 4:30 (when the bar opens) to 7 p.m. In addition, the K.O. Cooler and Tahitian Breeze cocktails are the regular Saturday specials (half-price all night). In a nod to The Atomic Grog, the Yeoman’s Grog will also be half-price all night. And as a bonus for fans of The Atomic Grog’s Okole Maluna Society, a special “lost cocktail” will be available (between 6 and 7 p.m. only): The Demerara Float. This classic drink from the original 1956 menu packs a punch with two Demerara rums, including a floater of 151.

The event will mark the debut of Deerfield Beach-based Skinny Jimmy performing solo at The Mai-Kai. His all-instrumental band is typically a power trio with a bassist and drummer, but he’s been working on special material designed to be performed in a more intimate lounge setting. Have no fear: He’ll be his usual bombastic self on electric guitar, but the role of the rhythm section will be played by carefully curated, pre-recorded backing tracks.

He’ll be playing en eclectic mix of some of his favorite surf, rock ‘n’ roll and exotica songs in three hour-long sets. Expect to hear everything from Duane Eddy’s Rebel Rouser to Herb Alpert’s The Lonely Bull to Blue Hawaii as performed by The Makaha Sons. This will be the first Atomic Grog anniversary party since our first birthday back in 2012, when Skinny Jimmy and his old band also performed.

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The Atomic Grog
Events, Music, Art, Cocktails, Culture

The Mai-Kai
3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale
(954) 563-3272

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[ Edited by: Hurricane Hayward 2016-04-19 19:10 ]

By popular demand, we'll have T-shirts for sale (plus giveaways) at next week's anniversary party ...

The shirts are beige, 100% cotton. We'll have a limited number available, large only. If they sell out, we may do more in other sizes.

Just arrived in time for Saturday's giveaways. Thanks to the folks at Santeria Rum!

ebtiki posted on Sun, May 1, 2016 6:54 PM

Really wish I lived closer, love the tee!
Cheers! Eric

Would love a shirt if you still have some. I can pay pal you funds.

Sure, Mike. I'll send you a personal message with the info.

If anyone else is interested, just let me know.

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