One fan calls him just about the coolest bartender on Maui. Thousands of visitors know him only as Dale—the blue-shirted, congenial, low-key, quick-to-laugh purveyor of drinks at the Tiki Bar at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel.
Dale Simonsen has been serving up drinks at the the Kaanapali Beach Hotel for an amazing 40 years. Dale at the Tiki bar makes 40 mai tais a day?
That’s 200 mai tais a week, 10,000 maui tais a year. For 40 years that adds up to an astounding 400,000 mai tais during a career…and still counting.)
To be a good a good bartender? you have to show up all the time and early (laughs). You have to be a people person….You have to be a psychiatrist, but I don’t give any opinions. It’s like Switzerland out here. You have to be neutral. (Except).