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Ciral's House of Tiki

Chicago, IL
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1612 E. 53rd St
Chicago, IL
No longer in operation.

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PeterVenkman has visited Ciral's House of Tiki.
June 3, 2016, 4:55 PM
My grandfather lived in an apartment above the bar. When we went to visit we used to meet him in the bar. Though I was only a kid, they'd let me in (my grandfather was a regular) and I got to have a drink (a watered down coke) at the bar. I loved the bamboo and different tiki lights hung over the bar. Ciral's was my first real tiki experience. Can't say anything about the drinks, but my dad probably has some memories of them.
June 2, 2012, 12:05 PM
Ciral's House of Tiki served It's neighborhood and the students of The University of Chicago from 1962 until 2000. This address is aparently the second location for Ciral's the first location being a few blocks north on the same street. It was the neighborhoods only open until 4am bar and was filled with tiki decor from pufferfish to tikis. It served tasty polynesian dinners and bar food. Ciral's poured tropical cocktails with a six shot Zombie made with 5 different rums served in a naked lady glass to take home.
Ted and Bea Ciral wanted to retire and none of their four children wanted to run the bar so the Ciral's excepted an offer and sold the bar.
Today Ciral's is a parking lot to the Chicago skyline and the tikis inside long sold off. Ciral's is notable for being seen in the 1989 Gene Hackman movie The Package.
This information was gathered on line. There are also several photos to be found on line, none that show the amazing decor in full as described in articles that I have discovered as yet.
I read up on Ciral's because a friend of mine mentioned it was the first tiki bar she had ever visited, I never heard of it so I went in search of Ciral's.