Trader Ku's Beach Comber Lounge was a Polynesian restaurant and tiki bar owned by Peter Ku and open during the 1970s and early 1980s. It was located at 1575 Montgomery Highway in Hoover near the intersection with Braddock Drive.
The interior featured ship lights, hatch covers and other fixtures salvaged from six vessels, the U. S. S. Topeka, the Bowie, the Marvin H. McIntyre, the S. S. Grandville, the U. S. S. Sproston, and the S. S. Antares. Ku also offered furniture and home decor items crafted from hatches and other salvaged items.
The restaurant served both American and Polynesian dishes while the cocktail lounge featured various exotic drinks, including large cocktails served in earthen bowls with multiples straws for sharing. "Trader Ku's Grog" was a blend of Jamaican rum and tropical fruits served in a tall goblet.
|1575 Montgomery Highway
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