Shore Leave is a tiki bar and restaurant in Boston’s South End. Owned and operated by Traveler Street Hospitality, the ‘underground oasis’ lies approximately 20 feet below street level and serves as a destination for guests to escape and enjoy.
The design team drew inspiration from American tiki culture, motifs that stretch beyond stone and wood sculptures to include a selection of well-respected tropical and medieval modern elements. This influence is embedded in the design of space, being polite and impolite. The room includes communal booths, private tables and three bars, seating about 100 guests.
In the center, the dining area is partially enclosed by nautical ropes, allowing it to function privately while remaining in a vibrant environment. Assigned artwork colors the room, including a hand-painted mural depicting owner and management staff by artist Massimo Mongiardo.
Head down the back alley to No Relation, an omakase-style ‘restaurant within a restaurant’ that operates independently.