Lei-zy summer nights
Downtown Tiki spot makes waves for 2nd anniversary party this weekend
Two years ago the city of San Antonio was blessed by the Tiki gods when Hugman's Oasis opened downtown on Commerce Street.
Still going strong two years later, the tropical getaway is celebrating with a birthday luau bash, new menu items, brand new cocktails, and more — just in time for summer (yes, we know it's hot.)
Reservations are mandatory for the Hugman's Oasis bash taking place on Sunday, June 25, and you can secure a spot by clicking here. There will be food and drink specials during the event, in addition to music on Hugman's tiki patio from DJs Brian Parrish and Scott Kimrey.
For its new menu items, Hugman's took a page out of its sister restaurant's book (Tokyo Cowboy, located right above Hugman's) with Spam Musabi Rolls & Furikake Fries. Naturally, the sister spots share inspiration since they're both spear-headed by chef Ben Cachila (he previously worked at Uchi, a beloved Japanese establishment in Austin).
While Tokyo Cowboy does have a full dinner menu, Hugman's is all about the bar bites, preferring to let the strong Tiki cocktails take center stage. If you're a rum fan, Hugman's is definitely the place for you.
In addition to standard Tiki cocktail favorites like Jungle Birds, Mai Tais, and Painkillers, Hugman's also has their own signature tropical cocktails like their brand new Sneaky Pete drink — a blend of pineapple juice, overproof rum, demerara sugar, and lime.
Indulge your inner Jack Sparrow with another new signature Hugman's house cocktail, the aptly named Burn the Ship. It's a good option for tequila fans, built on a base of Blanco tequila and layered with guava, grapefruit, honey, and angostura bitters. If you're ready to sail the seven seas (responsibly, of course), take on the Texas Tornado — a blend of three different rums, passionfruit, lemon, and Peychauds Bitters.
With decor designed by world-famous tiki bar designer Bamboo Ben, a menu full of tropical beverages and bites, and a relaxed island vibe, Hugman's is definitely worth a visit, even if you can't make it to their 2nd anniversary celebrations.