Comments on Critiki Commentary by visitors on locations in Critiki, the information resource for tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants. en-us Copyright 2015, Humuhumu Trott Enchanted Treehouse on The S.O.S., Decatur It kind of felt like they had the space so they threw a coat of paint on it, put out a couple hula girl lights, copied several drink recipes out of book (and did so poorly IMO), put Hawaiian shirts on the staff and said this shall hence forth be called a Tiki Bar. tiki Decatur Sun, 22 Nov 2015 09:44:41 PST Comment1106 Shop99er on The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim How can anyone not love this? It&#39;s the first place we go after we get into the park. tiki Anaheim Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:18:15 PST Comment1105 Shop99er on Trader Mort's Liquor & Deli, San Diego The rum selection has dropped to the same level as the average mom & pop liquor store. Or worse. We were there a month ago, and for the life of me, I can not see how they stay in business. <br /> <br />Simply put, there is very little reason to go in other than to say you&#39;ve gone in. tiki San Diego Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:14:17 PST Comment1104 Shop99er on Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale I thought this was a bit of a disappointment. The table we were seated at was wobbly. Not because it was off, but because the floor was very far out of level. The place looked and felt like it needed to be deep-cleaned. <br /> <br />Food and drinks were above average, but just. Granted, were haven&#39;t been there in several years, but I&#39;m not convinced we&#39;ll go back, either. tiki Fort Lauderdale Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:11:51 PST Comment1103 Shop99er on Bishop Museum, Honolulu If you&#39;re going here to see tiki, you&#39;ll succeed. If that&#39;s the only reason you come here, you are wasting your time. <br /> <br />This is a grand place to learn about Hawaiian culture and history. Everytime we go to Hawaii, we budget a full day for the Bishop. tiki Honolulu Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:08:49 PST Comment1102 Shop99er on Don the Beachcomber, Waikiki When I lived in Hawaii, this was a regular stop for me. <br /> <br />You may or may not know this, but The Beachcomber was a driving force behind the International Marketplace in Waikiki, and this joint was the centerpiece for many years. Sadly, the IMP is now a thing of the past. tiki Waikiki Fri, 20 Nov 2015 22:00:31 PST Comment1101 Shop99er on The Alibi, Portland Alibi reminds me of the Tiki bars in Honolulu in the mid-1970&#39;s. As a result, I have a soft spot in my heart for this joint. It ain&#39;t the greatest Tiki Bar I&#39;ve ever been to, but I love it. It reminds me of my young adulthood in Hawaii, and feels like a place I would have loved back then. tiki Portland Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:52:47 PST Comment1100 Shop99er on Bali Hai Restaurant, San Diego We go to San Diego at least every 2 years, and sometimes more often. Bali Hai is one of the very few must-do&#39;s on every trip. <br /> <br />I went a number of times when I was single and living in SD. <br /> <br />The food has always been excellent, and the drinks are killer. WHen I was young, I like the drinks cuz they were strong. Now, I love them cuz they&#39;re well-crafted, flavorful, and strong. At least I added to my criteria. <br /> <br />I can not recommend this location highly enough!! tiki San Diego Fri, 20 Nov 2015 21:50:14 PST Comment1099 rocktiki on The S.O.S., Decatur We went on a Friday night. Amazing live exotica performed by Kinky Waikiki. We sat on the patio among the torches and managed to stay toasty. The food is amazing. We recommend the Tikiyaki sliders. The place is still a little sparce in terms of Tiki decor, but there is plenty of room to improve. Nice and dark inside and a patio exclusively lit by torches. They have a great staff who seem to be new to the Tiki scene, but weren&#39;t we all once. When the band wasn&#39;t playing the music was appropriate. Some mid mod stylings mixed with exotica. Now, the drinks. After five of the nine drinks on the menu we feel they aren&#39;t up to the standards of Trader Vic&#39;s or The Maikai but they aren&#39;t bad either. Everything was served in tiki appropriate mugs even if most of them were dynasty mugs. Some of the drinks were a little whiskey bar&#39;ish and missing the sweet notes. The mai tai was in the Vic&#39;s style minus the simple syrup and mint. All in all its off to a good start and just needs time to find its Tiki identity. I have high hopes for this place. Tune in next year, same bat time, same bat channel and we will re-review and see how they grow. Cheers! tiki Decatur Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:46:40 PST Comment1098 steve hammons on Saturn Room, Tulsa great place! thanks for adding it - great craft cocktails both classics and new - and a pretty darn good and growing rum collection - they have a passport program for rum as well <br /> tiki Tulsa Tue, 17 Nov 2015 16:51:35 PST Comment1097 Otto von Abbattoir on Caliente Tropics Resort, Palm Springs More for architecture, mid-century and Googie fans than tikiphiles. A rather awesome place to stay mid-winter to chillax in the hot tub and put a dent into that bottle of El Dorado 21 while appreciating snow-covered Mt. San Jacinto. tiki Palm Springs Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:20:02 PST Comment1096 Otto von Abbattoir on Lava Lounge, Hollywood In its day, a surprisingly great tiki bar with a woefully underappreciated music scene and an awesome swingles atmosphere. Saw the Insect Surfers along with the Bomboras and many other local surf bands there during the 1990&#39;s. The horrible parking and immediate proximity to Mashti Malone&#39;s, a legendary Persian ice cream purveyor whose rosewater ice cream is the secret in more than a few tiki drinks, along with other dive bars in the same strip mall made the place incredibly vibrant without the clannish aversion to outsiders that some tiki bars revel in. tiki Hollywood Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:05:51 PST Comment1095 JenTiki on The Tiki Hideaway, Charlotte As of November 9, 2015, Tiki Hideaway is permanently closed. tiki Charlotte Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:51:21 PST Comment1094 referencefox on Tacoma Cabana, Tacoma An authentic Tiki bar less than three miles from where I grew up! Incredible. Every time I visit the Cabana, I feel like I&#39;m in a dream. The drinks are superb and authentic (Jason knows what&#39;s up) and the food is fantastic (try the rumaki and thank me later). Can we get a Seattle location too? tiki Tacoma Thu, 05 Nov 2015 11:27:45 PST Comment1093 ridric on Concrete Jungle, San Antonio A very urban stand-alone concrete building on the outskirts of an industrial area of town. Not where you&#39;d expect to find a tiki bar. Let alone one that has killer cocktails! Concrete Jungle just opened last December (2014). The owner & bar manager are deep into tiki and were super friendly. That might have been because our group of four were the only customers wearing tiki shirts, but they were excited to talk with us about their cocktails (fresh juices!), their inspirations and aspirations for having a destination tiki bar in San Antonio. Right now they&#39;re managing a balance between what is typically expected for a dive bar in this location (reasonably priced beers and well drinks and local bands) and what is expected from a real tiki bar. The decor is evolving with a beachy/surfer vibe going on. There&#39;s a small band platform, tables under cabanas, an large outdoor patio and a very inviting bar. Appetizers are freshly made in the Tapa-Tapa food truck parked along the patio. We shared the Thai Fries, Pho Wings, and Fish Tacos. All were truly delicious and for $8 each, a real deal. It&#39;s a must-stop next time you&#39;re in downtown San Antonio. We wish them all the best. tiki San Antonio Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:51:37 PST Comment1092 referencefox on Hale Pele, Portland It was nice to chat briefly with Blair during my last visit. Always outstanding drinks here! tiki Portland Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:57:01 PST Comment1091 referencefox on Trader Vic's, Bellevue I went for my birthday just two days before it closed! I wasn&#39;t as tiki knowledgable then, but I did enjoy the experience. tiki Bellevue Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:51:56 PST Comment1090 referencefox on Hawai'i General Store, Seattle Nice little store in Wallingford! They have a great selection of Hawaiian goods including sundresses (I love mine!). Do wish they would sell passion fruit syrup for cocktails, though... tiki Seattle Thu, 29 Oct 2015 17:46:59 PST Comment1089 mrtikibar on North Shore Lagoon, Bothell McMenamins new North Shore Lagoon is definitely a candidate for any tiki-file’s bucket list. The Lagoon is actually the smallest of three restaurants on the sprawling campus of the Anderson School Hotel which is sort of an eclectic theme park featuring several indoor and outdoor attractions. The tiki bar isn’t small though as it runs the length of it’s companion Olympic size swimming pool which is seen from a tree house view. Seems like a natural location for a tiki festival although the facilities are not inexpensive. tiki Bothell Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:33:34 PST Comment1088 NYC Tiki on The Tiki Terrace, Des Plaines I came to visit for the floor show. So rare that a tiki joint still has an old school polynesian floor show. The inside had a wonderful tiki vibe. The food was better than tiki average (Which doesn&#39;t say too much) but still great. The packages and pricing were fair. I wish more glasses were served in tiki mugs. And they should play some exotica. But overall a worth treat if in the Chicago area. I would recommend over the new tiki bars popping up, as this still has the floor show tiki Des Plaines Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:52:57 PST Comment1087 Ricky Flash on Kahuna Tiki, North Hollywood I visited this joint in Sept. 2015. I love the secluded outdoor vibe created by the trees and the walls of the neighboring buildings... it gives the place a real hidden garden kind of feel. The service was friendly and swift, the food was decent, though not amazing, the drinks were strong and pretty good. All and all, a newer place with lots of potential...I will definitely return! tiki North Hollywood Sat, 17 Oct 2015 13:35:13 PST Comment1086 aaronraganfore on Kapu Hut, Eugene My review Kapu Hut review for the Eugene Weekly, our local alternative newspaper: <br /> <br />This may be a tiki bar in the process of *becoming* a tiki bar. It&#39;s trying. As of summer 2015, it wasn&#39;t quite there yet. tiki Eugene Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:23:20 PST Comment1085 aaronraganfore on The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas Heard &quot;Too Darn Hot&quot; by Ella Fitzgerald on the speakers outside, entered to hear &quot;A Pirate&#39;s Life for Me&quot; inside, and knew I was home. <br /> <br />The Golden Tiki just opened this past summer, and I can already tell they&#39;re doing it right. From Hunter S. Thompson&#39;s (real) knife stabbed into the wall, to the Enchanted Tiki Room drummers incorporated into the decor, to the genuine Dole Whip on order, to the young couple I met who offered me a cigar. <br /> <br />Highly, highly recommended for Tiki ohana visiting Vegas. tiki Las Vegas Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:08:45 PST Comment1084 Goggolor on Tiki's Bar & Grill, Rotterdam Dropped in on a Wednesday after dinner only to find that they only have a Tiki menu on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (and no food menu either). However, the bartender was accommodating and offered to put rum in anything we wanted - he said, &quot;Any drink is a tiki drink at a tiki bar!&quot;. So we ordered warm chocomelk with rum, which was close enough on a cold evening. <br /> <br />The decor is good (check out the shrine to Joey Ramone on the wall), there is a large aquarium with a few sad fish, and a couple of slot/pinball machines take away from the ambiance a bit. Even though the weekday night crowd mostly seemed there for the beer, the lighting was on point and the music was a nice mix of exotica and other appropriate tunes, so great marks for ambiance. Overall, well worth a visit, but visit on a weekend if you have the option! tiki Rotterdam Fri, 16 Oct 2015 07:20:00 PST Comment1083 Chrescendos on Tropicana Lodge, Fresno Found this site by chance. Found it interesting in that I and my fellow band members opened the Tiki Dinning Room @ the Tropicana in 1965. We played nightly for dinner and dancing for about a year. I have some pictures of the group on stage back then and will post them if any one is interested. <br /> tiki Fresno Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:57:38 PST Comment1082 BigWaveDave on The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas You must go go to golden tiki. Check out the animatronic pirate in the back room. The talking tiki god above the bar. Shrunken heads everywhere. So cool. Love love love this place. My favorite bar by farrrrrrr tiki Las Vegas Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:44:54 PST Comment1081 Jomama on The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas Love this establishment! The Tiki vibe and atmosphere is strong! Exceptional attention to detail! The service, drinks, and atmosphere is great! Asia, our waitress, us wonderful and embodies the Tiki spirit. I recommend all tiki aficionados to check this place out immediately! tiki Las Vegas Tue, 13 Oct 2015 01:16:09 PST Comment1080 StillShelby on Aku Aku Tiki Bar, Oslo Aku-Aku is very nice and small tiki bar. Furnitures and decor are vintage. <br />Music is just perfect!! A mix of polynesian music, rockabilly and very good old artists like Serge Gainsbourg or Bebel Gilberto. <br />I went there in the afternoon so I didn&#39;t have the chance to enjoy all the beautiful lights of the place but I guess it must be beautiful! <br />A nice selection of drinks served in beautiful mugs. The quality of the cocktails is astonishing. Quality of ingredients (juices, home-made sirup, good old rhum) is impressive and I guess it&#39;s why it tastes so good! <br />But I have to say that for a North American like me, prices are very expensive... Between 18$ and 25$ for a single cocktail. A big Scorpion Mug to share costs 42$. Life in Norway is expensive... <br /> tiki Oslo Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:33:06 PST Comment1079 StillShelby on Hôtel-Motel Coconut, Trois-Rivières A new feature at the Coconut Bar: the new lounge section called The Volcano. It&#39;s a smaller bar next to the Coconut Bar (in the same building) with also very nice furnitures and decorations. The red lightnings is very warming. The drinks menu is exactly the same than the Coconut Bar but the music is more pleasant in this bar. Cuban music, world music or Gold rock. <br /> <br />The Coconut Bar still rocks by its astonishing decor. I&#39;m going there years after years and never get bored. Such a nice tiki bar!! But... the music... still sucks. Hasn&#39;t change over the years. <br />If you&#39;re a Rihanna, Justin Bieber or Alan Thick fan #1, you&#39;ll be very happy. tiki Trois-Rivières Sun, 11 Oct 2015 12:11:29 PST Comment1078 KingPooPooMoo on The Golden Tiki, Las Vegas Why this isn&#39;t on the list for best Tiki Bars for 2015 is beyond me. This is easily one of the top 5 in the world. This is a MUST SEE when you come to Vegas. The attention to detail is better than Disney good. It&#39;s downright amaze balls! tiki Las Vegas Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:33:05 PST Comment1077 Tiare62 on Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29, New Orleans I can really recommend Latitude29 to anyone! tiki New Orleans Sat, 19 Sep 2015 20:57:22 PST Comment1076 Freddie Freelance on Lotus Garden, Greenwood The eggrolls are the bomb, most everything else... isn&#39;t. tiki Greenwood Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:10:26 PST Comment1075 Peniamina on Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Orlando One thing to keep in mind about this version of Trader Sam&#39;s is that they have a separate supply of mugs to drink from and mugs to purchase. On the plus side this means that you can drink as many Krakatoa Punches from the cool mug without being forced to buy multiples. On the down side, this means that they can be out of stock of a certain mug to sell, while still having a supply that you can drink from but cannot buy. <br /> <br />This is different from the Trader Sam&#39;s at Disneyland. There when they run out of mugs to sell they wash and box the drinking mugs. On the plus side you aren&#39;t taunted by mugs you can drink from but can&#39;t buy. On the down side you cannot drink from a special mug without also committing to buying it. Ever. tiki Orlando Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:55:21 PST Comment1074 Veritiki on The Islands, Phoenix I loved The Islands! In an effort I suppose to increase revenue in the 70s, they rented out a section on Sunday mornings before opening time to a local church and I went to a &#39;coffee class&#39; there. I was still in grade school and middle school. I used to just look around at everything! <br /> <br />When I turned 19 (then the legal drinking age), I went there as often as possible. It was difficult at best to talk my little friends into going with me! One brave girl went and actually liked it and would go with me for a drink before hitting the latest popular place for our age group. Whenever I went in there it was always just me and sometimes my friend and a 1/2 dozen 65+ guys slumped over the bar looking up at us with a curious squint as if to say - Why are these young girls in here? Am I THAT drunk!?- Ha! It was surreal to say the least. <br /> <br />There was an enormous black light painting of Diamond Head and shoreline behind the bar. It was SO beautiful! It had little pin lights shining through it as well. Very, very enchanting! tiki Phoenix Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:06:48 PST Comment1073 enchantedtikilounge on Lei Low, Houston If you&#39;ve never been to Lei Low in Houston and you&#39;re reading this within a 1163 mile radius of Houston, TX, you&#39;re CLEARLY missing out on the best bar experience you could have so start walking, riding, driving or flying to Lei Low. The most authentic tiki bar experience outside of Hawaii, California and Florida. Look it up, read the reviews, and check out the pictures!!! TEXAS... We&#39;re blessed to have this gem in our backyard!!! ON A SIDE NOTE: The only thing they are missing is their own tiki mug! tiki Houston Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:46:49 PST Comment1072 Wiki Tiki on Lava Lounge, Madison Agreed. I didn&#39;t realize the place had a Critiki listing until I saw BankyScout&#39;s comment. The other pseudo-tiki place near campus, The Tiki Shack on State Street, is more nearly tiki than the Lava Lounge, but only because the (figurative) bar is so low. tiki Madison Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:14:03 PST Comment1071 Otto von Abbattoir on Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach The pupus are the best reason to go here. The ceviche mini-tacos, sticky ribs and, occasionally, ti duck are some of the best food you&#39;ll find in the tiki kingdom. The drinks are a horrible letdown in comparison; watery with little difference in flavor. Stick to drinking your rum straight and you&#39;ll appreciate the pupus that much more. tiki Huntington Beach Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:01:32 PST Comment1070 Noland Nocount on Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Modesto No, we went to Minnie&#39;s as well. Minnie&#39;s was great. I don&#39;t have them confused. The Tiki standing guard, i was referring to, is the one that is the one in picture #8 above. I&#39;ll be heading back through town next month and do plan on stopping by again. If only to see if I&#39;d missed something my first time and take a few photos, not necessarily for a drink. tiki Modesto Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:11:10 PST Comment1069 Mick on Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Modesto I think you have the Tiki and Minnie&#39;s confused , The Tiki has never had black velvet paintings Minnie&#39;s has some . The same artist has some paintings on wood at the the Tiki . I&#39;m not sure what TIKI STANDING GUARD at the entrance your referring to .... The back door is now the entrance and has not changed in thirty years . The booths are gone , please come back and critiki it in a few weeks . tiki Modesto Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:56:17 PST Comment1068 not_carlos on Kona Club, Oakland This mostly counts as my favourite dive that also happens to be a tiki bar. Music is by all accounts all over the place and depends on who&#39;s bartending and who&#39;s controlling the music. Besides that it&#39;s been a place to go after an Oakland A&#39;s loss (which is bittersweet as it happens more often nowadays). tiki Oakland Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:03:15 PST Comment1067 Cheap bastard on Mt. Fuji Inn and Mai Tai Lounge, Omaha Only open Tuesday through Saturday. Restaurant only open for private functions. I was in Omaha on a Monday. I don&#39;t know why some folks feel like hey can take Mondays. I have to work on Monday. So should you tiki Omaha Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:35:08 PST Comment1066 mindamatt on Hale Pele, Portland great place, if your a tiki lover and you really want to know how it was like once upon a time, try this place, and I am sure, if you have a cab ready or uber app, you will be fine , the next morn, wicked great cocktails, tasty appetizers, etc. can not go wrong. tiki Portland Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:38:51 PST Comment1065 Lane0956 on The Mainlander, St. Louis I worked at the Mainlander back in the mid 70&#39;s and again for Lautrec&#39;s. The Mainlander was not doing weel when the original owners came back and took over. Things went fairly well for almost a year and then down hill. It was closed and not long after a man named Richard Gordon opened Lautrec&#39;s. Actually Talouse Lautrec&#39;s. It did burn in 78 and was a total loss. The building set vacant for years and some time in the 90&#39;s and office building was erected. tiki St. Louis Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:24:13 PST Comment1064 Trader Dave on The Tiki Hideaway, Charlotte I was in Charlotte last week for business and had an opportunity to visit the Tiki Hideaway twice and enjoyed it very much. When I have a business trip coming up, the first thing I do is get on-line and find out if there are any new or older Tiki destinations near by. I was delighted to see that this establishment had recently opened. My first visit was on a Thursday night and the place was hopping. There was a large group of single women and several smaller groups. I arrived with my two co-workers, one would be experiencing tiki for the first time and other had last experienced tiki as a child at both Trader Vic&#39;s and the Luau in Beverly Hills. <br />I was immediately struck by the vibe and the decor. It&#39;s a small space, but the owners have made the most of it. A lot of the usual details you expect in an authentic tiki bar were there - blowfish hanging from the ceiling, exotica music playing, mid-centry mod furniture, etc. When we were seated, we were immediately given a full color drink menu. Although a small selection of drinks, I was not disappointed because it kind of fit the size of the space and many of the classics were there (Mai Tai, Singapore Sling, Zombie)and at least one drink new to me - the Corn & Oil. The name of the latter drink was certainly unappetizing but it actually was an excellent concoction, as were all the drinks. I found out on my second visit that the bartender, Jason, is a veteran of Trader Vic&#39;s in Chicago, and from the first sip, I knew somebody skilled and most importantly, passionate about the art of the cocktail was mixing the drinks. <br />One of my colleagues was trying a tiki drink for the first time. He tried the Zombie and I think we made him a tiki convert. My other colleague, who had experienced tiki as a child, had warm memories rush return to her and she was excited to get back to her home base of LA and check out some of the remaining tiki establishments there. <br />For the food selections, there is also a small menu. Being ravenously hungry the first time I visited, I was a little disappointed that the portions where on the small size, but they were nonetheless delicious and very reasonably priced. In total, in both visits, I ended up trying the plantain chips, summer rolls, pigs ears, island bowl and big kahuna teriyaki burger. All were excellent. <br />On my second visit, I went solo and sat at the bar on a Saturday night and was happy to have a nice conversation with the co-owner Marie. She and her husband have traveled far and wide seeking out the best in tiki and have worked hard to bring it to Charlotte - a city devoid of any other trace of tiki - past or present. My hat is off to them for their efforts. It&#39;s not always an easy sell for the uninitiated, especially in the narrow-minded South, and they may have an uphill battle for a while, but if they keep the quality of the drinks and food up, I think the word will continue to spread. Tikiphiles everywhere need to support this effort so that it lasts. Don&#39;t miss this if you are anywhere near Charlotte. If you know people in Charlotte, tell them to check it out. tiki Charlotte Fri, 07 Aug 2015 09:00:48 PST Comment1063 Tiki Momo on Hale Pele, Portland So jealous of you Portland people! If I lived there I would be a regular. Was just there again for Tiki Kon 2015, excellent as always. My favorite drink there is the Lei Lanni Volcano, maybe on the lighter side, but it tastes sooo good. tiki Portland Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:20:54 PST Comment1062 bitterfishies on Chin's Chop Suey, Livonia I don&#39;t have much to add, but the server we had was super sweet to me and my aunt&#39;s. I love the decor, and it was great to be able to send photos to my folks who used to eat there all the time when they were my age! I can understand their hesitation to put money into it, but I think they&#39;d attract the college kids if they at least did a once a month full tiki experience. tiki Livonia Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:42:24 PST Comment1061 pigeon on Fry's Electronics, Manhattan Beach This place was better in the 90s when it was newer and better maintained. I used to love spending time at the diorama of their &quot;Banana Train Island&quot; in the middle of the video camera demo area. Rumored to be designed by ILM/Dreamworks it was once in better shape than it is now with tiny details of people, huts, boats, a working train all around a big volcano. More fun was had when they would allow folks to sit in the tiki themed theater for the Bose speaker demo. tiki Manhattan Beach Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:14:46 PST Comment1060 Alexio on The Tiki House, Pacific Beach Check out the Catamaran Resort Hotel in Pacific Beach.3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego. Try the Morey Mai Tai in their bar. The landscaping and view of Mission Bay is breathtaking. tiki Pacific Beach Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:09:22 PST Comment1059 BankyScout on Lava Lounge, Madison This is a bar off of State St. on the UW campus that never really kept up the tikiness other than the name and some of the decor. The last time I was in there, the bartender didn&#39;t know how to make basic tiki drinks and they had only 2 rums. tiki Madison Sat, 18 Jul 2015 23:01:36 PST Comment1058 AJM on The Shameful Tiki Room, Vancouver The quality of the drinks here is the best I have personally experienced. Better than Mai-Kai, probably a little better than Tiki-Ti. Not a lot of especially stiff drinks but it&#39;s a great menu. <br /> <br />The decor is excellent because they took the time to find or replicate real print artifacts from old tropical themed destinations. Really excellent work. <br /> <br />Our waitress started trying to regulate our intake after the second round. It was our first bar of the day so we didn&#39;t appreciate this in the slightest. She was also being passively aggressive about how much we were laughing. She was the only blight on a fabulous evening at what is probably a top 5 tiki bar in North America. tiki Vancouver Sat, 18 Jul 2015 22:45:22 PST Comment1057