Santa Barbara, California, United States
Test Pilot is a "tiki-inspired" craft cocktail bar in Santa Barbara. It opened in September 2016.
The decor is tiki-lite, with just a few tiki masks on one wall. The walls are painted turquoise, and there is a light beachy feel to the space.
The drinks, some served in tiki mugs, are modified versions of tiki cocktails, and some originals.
They have an excellent selection of rums and a strong bar program.
*NOTE: You can reserve the Sea Wolf Room (see last 2 photos) for yourself and your friends as a space for group gatherings, meetings, and parties.
My first visit here and it wasn't very busy so I got to talk to the bartender for a while and he introduced me to Probitas daiquiris. Delicious!