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Opened in the late '90s
Closed in 2007
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Jan 6, 2007
The entrance to the Lava Lounge in Hollywood
February 2004, photo by Humuhumu
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This non-traditional tiki bar in a tiny strip mall in Hollywood attracts a steady flow of hipsters. Appropriate to the name, the interior has lava-dark walls, with a smoke-heaving, water-dripping wall in the rear, and pin-point lights across the ceiling. The design is sleek, with a heavy use of bamboo and Oceanic Arts lighting. There are a few tikis near the front. Live music is often featured here, almost always of the non-tiki-friendly variety. Tropical drinks are served, but not in tiki mugs. Parking in the area is a challenge, to say the least.
In January of 2007 comes word that Lava Lounge's end is near... it will be closing at the end of February 2007, and will be remodeled into something else entirely.