It’s long been known that Lower Queen Anne bars Hula Hula and Tini Bigs were closing. The plan was to do so after New Year’s Eve, but owner Keith Robbins has kept them open.
Now Robbins tells Eater he plans to shutter the bars — for real this time — after service on March 18. The 1929 building that houses cocktail lounge Tini Bigs and its sibling Tiki bar Hula Hula is slated for redevelopment. Tini Bigs will have operated at First and Denny for more than 7,412 consecutive days by the time it shutters; Hula Hula opened next door in December 2006.
While Tini Bigs will be gone forever after March 18, there’s a sliver of good news for fans of the bars: Robbins has found a home for Hula Hula on Capitol Hill, and he plans to reopen in April.
Hula Hula is taking over the former home of Irish pub Clever Dunne, which shuttered at 1501 East Olive Way in January. Robbins promises a continuation of the Tiki theme, and the bar’s popular karaoke, when he reopens.