Perched a few yards from the beach in Avalon with a great oceanfront view, this popular oyster bar on Catalina Island is indeed located "where the bar meets the bay." The self-proclaimed "home of the famous Wiki Wacker" (composed of rum, brandy, pineapple and grenadine), Luau Larry's also features house drinks like Buffalo Milk, a vodka, cocoa, milk and banana concoction named in honor of Catalina's resident bison herd. Other drink specials range from Bald-Headed Bastard and Red-Headed Slut to Bong Water and Gummy Bear, along with more conventional margaritas, wine and standard domestic beers. The menu includes Hawaiian-style burgers, chicken wings, "Tiki Turkey" sandwiches and all manner of seafood, especially oysters on the half shell. But, above all, Luau Larry's is a real bar with live music, and one of the prime places on Catalina where both locals and tourists mingle. The relatively small room is decorated with colorful ocean paintings, tiki art and bamboo furnishings, and there's even a booth hidden in a cave-like grotto for romantic rendezvous.
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