There's no better time than the middle of summer to explore Los Angeles' best tiki bars. Grab a tropical drink, relish the cool in wooden decor, any Polynesian themes. Explore our favorite places to enjoy a good night of drinks and atmosphere.
The Pacific Seas at Clifton's
Tucked away on the third floor at Clifton's is the tiki gem The Pacific Seas. The historical bar pays homage to the Polynesian culture and serves up delicious tropical cocktails.
Perfect for your fill of sushi and cocktails, Kahuna Tiki is a North Hollywood favorite. They even host authentic Polynesian Luaus on Sundays, and Ladies in Lace burlesque shows on Mondays in addition to weekly happy hours and locals nights.
The Know Where Bar
A 1930s American Streamline Moderne-designed bar built by Ben Adams and Alex Meza, the Know Where Bar is a local paradise. Step into their sleek atmosphere and order up. Tuesdays are their Tiki Takeover nights with a special menu and fresh ingredients.
We thought we lost Tiki-Ti there for a moment, but it's reopened its doors and is back offering up your favorite drinks. The family-owned bar is no longer a smoking one, but they're still an LA Landmark and a favorite.
Bring your friends and enjoy the tropical-themed cocktails and liquor-infused punch bowls from Lono. A staple on Hollywood Boulevard, Lono is already making well-deserved waves in the community.
The Original Tonga Hut
Since 1958, The Tonga Hut in North Hollywood has settled into the community and served up tasty drinks to its loyal patrons. After a revamp in 2005, the most recent owner went to great lengths to restore its original glory. When you enter, you can admire the lava rock fountain and the Drooling Bastard plaques honoring the customers who have tried every cocktail in the Tiki drink boo “The Grog Log.”
Another North Hollywood haunt, Tiki No offers Happy Hour every night of the week from 5-7PM, plus karaoke every Wednesday and Sunday from 8:30 PM to close. Come by and order a Navy Grog or the Zombie!
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Mystery, romance, and adventure await you at this bewitching tiki bar inspired by the world-famous Jungle Cruise. Step into Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel and be transported to a tropical paradise.
Purple Orchid Tiki Lounge
Purple Orchid Tiki Lounge is tropical oasis specializing in exotic intoxicants and libations. Enjoy a Mai Tai, Funky Monkey or a Vic's Grog the Purple Orchid is also home to the French Zombie!