Bootlegger Tiki

Palm Springs, CA
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1101 N. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA
Opened in 2014
Daily 4pm-2am
(760) 318-4154

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Bootlegger Tiki

7.6

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 7.7
Drink Quality 9
Drink Selection 8.4
Mood 7.8
Music 5.8
Service 8.2
Tikiness 7.3
Tilt 7.2
Vibe 7.1

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Humuhumu’s description

Bootlegger Tiki opened in 2014, in the same spot that decades prior had housed the Palm Springs location of Don the Beachcomber
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Don the Beachcomber
Palm Springs, CA
Bar & Restaurant
10
. The owners also operate Ernest Coffee, right nextdoor. The walls and ceiling are lined with lauhala mats and Asian-motif graphic wallpaper, framed by bamboo. A creative slate of craft-inspired tiki cocktails are offered. There is a small covered outdoor patio.

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Johnny Junior
Johnny Junior has visited Bootlegger Tiki.
December 4, 2017, 3:06 PM
CORRECTION! My girlfriend just reminded me that we had salt and vinegar almonds, not spicy peanuts. I guess those drinks mustíve been stronger than I thought!
Johnny Junior
Johnny Junior has visited Bootlegger Tiki.
December 3, 2017, 5:59 PM
Spent the weekend in Palm Springs. First time visiting. Stopped at Bootlegger Tiki on a Saturday night with my girlfriend and fellow Tiki-lover on a friendís recommendation. Had a grand time. Friendly and efficient bartenders, kind neighbors at the bar, Santo and Johnny playing on the speakers, some great decor including Blowfish lamps above the tables and banana leaf wallpaper in the bathroom. The drinks were good too and very well presented. I particularly liked Adders Venom which was a riff on a Hurricane. No hot food, just snacks. We had some pretzel sticks and spicy peanuts. It is small on the inside but luckily we snagged the last two stools. A big and boisterous bachelorette party came in and monopolized the bar for a while but the staff didnít miss a beat. Bought my bartender a shot of Plantation Pineapple Rum on the way out. I would return to Bootlegger Tiki. Maybe even tonight!
TikiFunk
TikiFunk has visited Bootlegger Tiki.
October 25, 2017, 4:00 PM
Visited during the Circa Caliente / Modernism Preview weekend. We stopped in after the SHAG grand Re-Opening Gala ... being just a short walk up the street.
(1) it's small... really small.
(2) it's got great drinks (#1 Mai Tai I've ever had)
(3) it's got great music (pure exotica all the time)
(4) it's got great decoration. Not uber old-school Tiki, but laid back cool tiki with some fish lights and black velvet painting.
Overall: A to A+
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