Don’t let the kitschy glasses with their totem pole faces fool you.
While Test Pilot is indeed tiki-inspired, this new Funk Zone hotspot is
not mired in the Polynesian motif of yesteryear. “We didn’t want it to
be a classics bar,” said Brandon Ristaino, who owns this establishment
as well as The Good Lion on State Street with his wife, Misty. “We
wanted to modernize the drinks, clean them up, dry them out. In some, we
switched out the rum.”