Pod Times Square Hotel, 400 West 42nd St. (Tel.: 212-254-3000)
Tiki lounges are the rage, and Brian Miller and the Major Food Group’s rendition deserves the honor of Best Trader Vic’s 2.0. Hawaiian-inspired decor and a large outdoor terrace bar serve as a perfect background for the crazy and delicious tropical drinks served in some very cool vessels. The Derelict is filled with rums, bourbon, banana, cinnamon, passion fruit, absinthe and juices. Bar snacks include iconic Crab Rangoon, crispy calamari, feathery shrimp dumplings, ahi tuna poke and a three-tiered Polynesian Pupu platter.