Glendale: Getting Our Mai Tais on at Damon’s Steak House

Damon's Steak House

Damon’s Steak House

Damon’s fun tiki decor beckons you closer for a look. I’ve been years ago but can’t remember what I actually ate- probably some seafood knowing myself.  I do remember the mai tais and had always meant to pull up a barstool at the bar. I decided it’d be fun to go before a concert at the Alex Theatre. Unfortunately, the wait was too much and so we just got drinks at the bar.

I do wonder with the recent closing of Bahooka’s how the tiki bars around town are doing. Perhaps I better make my rounds to Tiki Ti and visit the tiki bars I’ve never been to before in the Valley (Tiki No and Tonga Hut).

Mai Tai & Chi Chi sign

Mai Tai & Chi Chi sign

 

Was I going to for a Mai Tai or their other famous drink, the Chi Chi? And if you didn’t feel like it, they do have a long list of other tiki cocktails. But all the regulars at the bar will tell you to get a Mai Tai or Chi Chi. I later saw the bartender drinking something blue so maybe there’s a Blue Curacao drink they love as well.

Mai Tai & Chi Chi

Mai Tai & Chi Chi

 

Well, of course we got both. The Mai Tai is not sweet which is great for someone like me. The Chi Chi is basically a rummy coconut drink. It’s a bit sweeter but not horrifically so. In fact, I do approve of these drinks. Sometimes tiki drinks can be a bit much after one or two. I now know why the wait was so long, people can keep drinking these with no qualms.

 

Damon’s Steak House

317 N Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203  —  (818) 507-1510

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