Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
Come for the tiki drinks, stay for the food
Psycho Suzi’s is what you get when you pour a biker bar, a beach, your salty great-aunt Lola, and a fifth of rum into a cocktail shaker and shake it up. In other words, it’s flat out fun.
The obvious draw are the tiki drinks, which range in strength from strong to zombie. I opted for the One Eyed Willy, because I love The Goonies, and because his eye-patch spoke to me for some reason. This particular concoction consisted of dark Jamaican rum, house-made falernum, orange, pineapple, fresh lime, and 151 rum, and whooo boy — was it delicious and STRONG. (BTW — You can buy the mugs for $5!)
They also have a great selection of local and craft brews. Ryan opted for the cream ale from 3rd Street. We ordered a pizza to sop up all the alcohol, and it was beyond delicious. Now, this wasn’t your usual bar pizza. It had a thick, buttery
Chicago Minneapolis-style deep dish crust and fresh toppings piled high.
The atmosphere is fun and the wait staff is friendly. When the weather is pleasant, opt for the patio, which is right next to the Mississippi and has great views. Upstairs, in Shangri-la there are three additional bars that are open on Friday and Saturday from 5pm-12am. On Saturday and Sunday, they host a brunch with an amazing build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Know Before You Go
Open Monday-Friday 11am–2am, Saturday-Sunday 10am-2am. Shangri-La is open Fri-Sat 5pm-12am. Brunch is Saturday and Sunday. Don’t feel like walking, biking or driving to the restaurant? You can dock your kayak or boat on their landing and stroll up to the bar.
The sign on the door says “Welcome to Paradise” — we couldn’t agree more.
Published on Jul 19 2013