Belle Isle, Florida, United States
Sukilau's Lanai Lava Lounge is the home tiki bar of Bethany and Chris Jenkins in Belle Isle, Florida, south of Orlando. They created the bar in the backyard of their home in June 2016, in a screened-in patio near their swimming pool. The bar is named after their rescue pup, Sukie, who has been a regular at Florida's annual The Hukilau tiki gathering. The couple are cast members at Walt Disney World, and have drawn inspiration from The Enchanted Tiki Room, with some nautical elements as well. The screen "walls" have been concealed with bamboo blinds, blocking out the outside world to create an immersive environment. With the swimming pool just steps from the door, it is the perfect place to mix cocktails while lounging around all day. The bar has become an extension of the house, and because of the warm Florida weather they use the space year round.