The Jerk Store

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Looking for that perfect spring break spot without breaking the bank? Look no further than a strip mall on Powell Road. Caribbean Jerks brings an authentic island feel to the Polaris area, offering Caribbean tunes, tasty eats and, of course, delicious tropical drinks. Cool concoctions like the Midori Mambo, the St. Maarten Martini and the Chancinco can whisk would-be beach bums away to a staycation paradise.

Wednesdays bring in a nice crowd for Caribbean Idol, a karaoke contest modeled after the popular reality show. And after 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, flowered shirts and bikini tops are not only appropriate, they're encouraged forms of attire.

While a trip to Cancun or Cabo may be out of reach, wear a blindfold on your way to Caribbean Jerks. You'll never know the difference. Just make sure someone else is driving.