Lei Low for a few months

Pop-up preview: New Tiki bar gets a grand prize for exotic cocktails

Pop-up preview: New Tiki bar gets grand prize for exotic cocktails

Lei Low pop up at Grand Prize Bar
Follow Lei Low on Twitter at @leilowhtx for updates. Photo by Whitney Radley
Lei Low pop up at Grand Prize Bar Mai Tai
The Mai Tai tastes as pretty as it looks. Photo by Whitney Radley
Lei Low pop up at Grand Prize Bar
Lei Low pop up at Grand Prize Bar Mai Tai

The upstairs room at Grand Prize Bar had the look of a Polynesian parlor Wednesday night for a pop-up preview of Lei Low, a new concept bar from Grand Prize owners Brad Moore and Ryan Rouse along with Tiki enthusiasts Russell and Elizabeth Thoede, soon to open in Sunset Heights.

And if the sample menu served at the event is any indication of what to expect from this pair, be forewarned: The almost-too-pretty-to-drink cocktails are just as deliciously boozy as they sound.

Classic Tiki drinks like Old Fashion Whiskeys and Mai Tais are on the menu alongside Lei Low originals like the TexCoco Sour, a mixture of tequila, mezcal, lime, piloncillo, tepache and coconut egg foam, and the Desert Scorpion Bowl, a big-enough-for-four punch of sotol, Jamaican jerk rum, Mexican brandy, orgeat, Curaçao, citrus, bubbles, grenadine and Lei Low bitters.

Moore told Houstonia that the bar will offer much more than "bamboo walls and hula girls in grass skirts" when it opens on North Main within the next four months. Follow Lei Low on Twitter and Facebook for updates.