A South Seas Escape

Experience a unique, world-class immersive experience for friends, co-workers, or a romantic escape.

Our three-story urban oasis features an immersive two-story dining and drinking experience designed to transport guests to a distant tropical paradise bathed in perpetual twilight. Our third floor, opening in late 2020, will include boutique lodging that carries on our tiki theme.

Max’s features an original interior design from Bamboo Ben and Notch Gonzalez, two of the best-known tiki artisans in the world, along with a giant collection of vintage and modern tiki art and decor.

Go On A Tour of Max’s! (Please turn up the sound on your computer)

Go On A Tour of Max’s! (Please turn up the sound on your computer)

Take Max’s South Seas Hideaway with you!

Give the gift of Max’s South Seas Hideaway in the form of a gift card, drinkware, or clothing. Check out the different ways you can bring a little bit of Max’s back home with you.


Fresh Drinks of Paradise

Our cocktail recipes are created by Martin Cate, one of Max’s founders and owners. Martin’s book, “Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki” won a James Beard award in 2017 for best cocktail book. He’s also an internationally-renowned rum expert who judges at many of the major international rum competitions.

Oasis Hosts

Some of the best-known tiki entrepreneurs and artists joined forces in downtown Grand Rapids to create a monumental new dining and drinking experience.

Max’s South Seas Hideaway, a partnership between Martin Cate, a James Beard award-winning author, bar owner, and rum and exotic cocktail expert, Mark Sellers, creator of acclaimed bars like HopCat, Stella’s Lounge and TikiCat, and Gecko, a renowned Hawaii-based tiki and Polynesian artist.

For reservations of 9 or more people, please email us at reservations@maxstiki.com.

For reservations of 8 or fewer people, please make a reservation here.