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.
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.