A new portable, shipping container tiki bar hit the road this past summer
Typically, tiki drinks are heavy on the rum and Caribbean flavors, but at Marie’s Tek-Tec you can expect to find more agave spirits and Central American fruits showing up on the menu. To craft the drinks, Molina hired Josh Daclan from the Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu and Kelvin Portillo from the team at the Walker Inn.
While the bar fits snugly into a single metal container, once it’s spread out, guests will be immersed in the full tiki experience, from thatched roof to bamboo dance floor. What makes the design of Marie’s Tek-Tec different from the shipping container conversions we’ve seen in the DTLA Arts District and at Long Beach’s own Steelcraft is that it can hit the road to go out to other locations. The bar just folds up and gets loaded by a freight trucking company which, conveniently, happens to already be a side-hustle of Molina’s, so he’s got it all under control.
Marie’s Tek-Tech at Roxanne’s Cocktail Lounge and Latin Grill opens in July at 115 East Wardlow Road in Long Beach.