The Shameful Tiki Room

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Daily 5pm-midnight
Opened in March 2013
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
The Polynesian Room, Vancouver 2.7 mi
4.4 km
Raglan's Bistro, North Vancouver 4.6 mi
7.4 km
Tiki Lounge, Surrey 12.4 mi
19.9 km
Archie McPhee's, Seattle 113.9 mi
183.3 km
Hawai'i General Store, Seattle 115.2 mi
185.5 km
The narrow back hallway with intimate booth seating at The Shameful Tiki Room in Vancouver
March 2014, photo by Shameful Tiki
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Humuhumu’s description:
The Shameful Tiki Room opened in Vancouver's Riley Park neighborhood in March 2013. Owner Rod Moore has dedicated himself to creating a classic Polynesian Pop escape, with a dimly-lit, windowless environment decked with bamboo and float lamps. The space is small, but there is a kitchen, and theme-appropriate live music acts are sometimes showcased.

In November 2015, a sister location was opened: The Shameful Tiki Room in Toronto, Ontario.

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May 23, 2014, 5:49 PM
The Shameful Tiki Room was a labor of love long before it opened its doors to the public in March of 2013. Rod and Monica diligently did their research into past Tiki temples and picked the brains of several contemporary SoCal Tiki notables to make sure their lovechild was worthy to be included in places, well, like Critiki! And it is, believe me. From the minute you walk in the door it is a marvelous escape from the dismal weather Vancouver is famous for. The drinks are beyond exquisite. Alongside the 'usual' beverages you will find several house elixirs that are incredibly delicious (the same owners also own a bartender supply business in Chinatown - Modern Bartender - so are able to access the best of the best as far as ingredients go). The staff are terrific, talented and knowledgeable. The soundtrack is mainly surf and Exotica and they often have live bands on the weekends. To date I've seen some great surf bands, a pseudo-psychedelic group, a Bossanova/lounge group and a fab Rockabilly/Western Swing band. For free! They've recently started their own rum club complete with passport - no free vacations here but you do get a fab t-shirt and a plaque with your name on it mounted prominently on the wall. I seriously can't say enough good things about this place. They've managed to combine the best of the past with the pulse of the present. There are several Bosko pieces, some carvings done by the owner, glass float and pufferfish lamps a-plenty and a stunning vintage panel painted by the same artist who did the amazing Savage-esque murals at my beloved Waldorf in Vancouver. They've done it right - anyone who questions a Canadian Tiki bar should immediately renew their passports and head on over.
tikitabby is a regular at The Shameful Tiki Room.

May 24, 2014, 11:12 AM
Great cocktails. great decor. I echo Zoya's comment " they've done it right" I only wish it was twice the size!
Daggtiki is a semi-regular at The Shameful Tiki Room.

July 18, 2015, 10:45 PM
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's a great menu.

The decor is excellent because they took the time to find or replicate real print artifacts from old tropical themed destinations. Really excellent work.

Our waitress started trying to regulate our intake after the second round. It was our first bar of the day so we didn'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.
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