Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, on the 3rd floor mezzanine of the historic Hotel Phillips, The Tropics was a “pre-tiki” tropical lounge that opened in the early 1940s. The lounge was famous for an hourly tropical storm. The hotel's history flyer described it this way, “…The sound of thunder was piped in and the lights fluttered and went out. A mechanical hula girl would emerge from behind the bar and dance in a grass skirt while it rained behind the bar…”
A time machine would come in handy right about now; I would have loved to experience the storm along with a Rum Manhattan for a steep .50 cents, or a Polynesian Planters for .75 cents, while enjoying the live music of Al Vierra's Hawaiian's.
We are unable to determine whenThe Tropicsclosed in the 60s, but you can keep The Tropics memory alive with this month's t-shirts.
This is available for Pre-Order until May 31st and will be produced and shipped by mid June.
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Choose from one of our 3 styles:
Men's / Unisex - 4.3 oz 60% Ring-Spun Cotton / 40% Poly. Pre Washed