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



by 91 people



Everyone You
Decor 7.7
Drink Quality 9
Drink Selection 8.4
Mood 7.8
Music 6
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
Don the Beachcomber
Palm Springs, CA
Bar & Restaurant
. 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.


Stephanie has visited Bootlegger Tiki.
April 7, 2018, 11:14 PM
I heard great things about Bootlegger when I was planning my tiki trip to Palm Springs, so I was quite excited to visit. The bar is small but well decorated. The service was prompt, and the menu seemed well thought out. However, I didnít really enjoy the two drinks I had (the Coco Loco and the Seven Hellís). I scoured the menu for drinks that appealed to me and asked the bartender about some options but wasnít really struck by anything that sounded amazing. The vibe in this place wasnít very tiki, despite the decor and music. The patrons were very loud and the bartenders didnít really seem to have the passion about their job or their drinks that Iíve come to expect from a good tiki bar. Overall I just didnít really click with Bootlegger, but I can see why others enjoy it!
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!
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