Welcome to Max’s South Seas Hideaway!

Exotic Cocktails & Fine Food: Your New Hidden Paradise!

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.

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.