Brothers Michael and Mano Thanos opened Forbidden Island in April 2006, along with Tiki Mixologist Martin Cate and it quickly became a beacon for local natives as well as travelers from the “mainland” and around the world! Since then, it’s generated a great deal of media attention, but it’s the loyal love of its patrons that continues to make Forbidden Island an astounding success story. Cate left in 2008 and Thanos hired Will “the Thrill” Viharo as publicist/booker, as well as accomplished mixologists Suzanne Long and Susan Eggett as managers. Today, FI is hopping with a wide variety of live musical acts, unique events and has become a haven for cutting edge contemporary mixology. In addition to the stellar drinks and music, FI offers many popular special events like its annual Luau, Parking Lot Sale and Surf music festival. Forbidden Island is a retro oasis in the cultural wasteland of the 21st century.
Buildings - Retail and Dining