Clifton's Pacific Seas

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648 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA
Opened in November 2016
Wed 6pm-midnight
Thu-Sat 6pm-2am
(213) 627-1673

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Clifton's Pacific Seas

8.2

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by 40 people

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10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 7.2
Drink Selection 7.1
Mood 8.8
Music 7.7
Service 7.9
Tikiness 8.5
Tilt 8.4
Vibe 8.3

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Humuhumu’s description

Pacific Seas is a bar inside of the Clifton's complex in downtown Los Angeles. It opened in November 2016, and pays tribute to the original Clifton's Pacific Seas
history
Clifton's Pacific Seas
Los Angeles, CA
Bar & Restaurant
9
, which was located a few blocks away on Olive Street and operated from 1939-1960. This Clifton's location on Broadway opened in 1935 and remained in operation until it closed for extensive remodeling in 2011 by new owner Andrew Meieran, finally reopening in 2015.
In addition to the nod to Clifton's own Polynesian Pop history, Pacific Seas incorporates elements from the later heyday of 1960s tiki, thanks in particular to decor purchased from Bahooka
history
Bahooka Ribs & Grog
Rosemead, CA
Bar & Restaurant
9.5
after it closed in early 2013. Pacific Seas was built by Bamboo Ben
history
Bamboo Ben's Showroom
Huntington Beach, CA
Store
, grandson of the famous early Tiki decorator and builder Eli Hedley
classic
Eli Hedley's Home
San Pedro, CA
Park
.
Reservations are recommended, and there is a dress code (basically: don't wear shorts and a t-shirt, put a little effort in and you'll be fine, wear some nice vintage aloha and you're golden).

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Tiki Grabowski
Tiki Grabowski has visited Clifton's Pacific Seas.
July 28, 2017, 4:52 PM
Wife and I went last night, July 27th to catch the Hula Girls show. It was our first time at both Clifton's and Pacific Seas. We were a bit disappointed when we showed up and was told the cafeteria was not open on Thursdays as we were looking forward to having the full Clifton's experience. The host at the "travel desk" was very helpful in recommending a few places in the vacinity to grab a bite. Upon our return we located the secret door and made our way up to Pacific Seas. Once we walked through the door our mouths dropped to the floor at how amazing it looked. Bamboo Ben did one heck of a job with all the decor. The mural behind the bar done by Sammy Bean was amazing as well.
My wife had the Painkiller and the Singapore Sling. While I had the Pacific Seas Mai Tai and the Navy Grog. Out of all 4 drinks we liked the Painkiller the best. The Mai Tai was ok but the Navy Grog and Singapore Sling were super tart. The Navy Grog more so than the sling which was a bummer. I've had other Navy Grogs and they were excellent. Overall the atmosphere was top notch and the music was excellent (the Hula Girls were great as always). We are already trying to figure out when to go back and try the other drinks on the menu. Definitely worth checking out if not for the history alone
Critikied
Critikied is a semi-regular at Clifton's Pacific Seas.
July 18, 2017, 1:22 PM
Worst Mai Tai ever. Tasted like pure margarita mix from a plastic bottle.
Anarion
Anarion is a semi-regular at Clifton's Pacific Seas.
June 20, 2017, 12:47 PM
Now the best reason for me to make the trek to Clifton's (not that there weren't enough already). Surprisingly painless to get in if one is willing to wait a little bit. Love the pirate doubloon they give you to gain access. Matt the bartender was a real delight and sure knows how to mix some delicious concoctions. Also come here regularly for the Coconut Club events, which couldn't be more entertaining, though they have gotten extremely crowded of late.
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