Pilikia

Dallas, TX
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3113 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX
Opened in January 2017
Tue-Fri 5pm-2am
Sat 7pm-2am
closed Sun & Mon
(214) 263-2915

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Pilikia

6.4

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by 18 people

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Everyone You
Decor 7.4
Drink Quality 6.5
Drink Selection 7.1
Food Quality 8.1
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 6.4
Music 3
Service 8.1
Tikiness 6.8
Tilt 4.6
Vibe 4.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Pilikia is a tiki bar and nightclub in Dallas, the name means "trouble" in Hawaiian. It opened in late January 2017. They serve tiki drinks and shared bowl drinks, and have a small menu of food. The entrance is flanked by two tall tikis, with a large moai looking over. Inside, the decor is spare, with carved tiki stools, paper lantern lights, and some bamboo. There is an outdoor patio.

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Tiki Grabowski
Tiki Grabowski has visited Pilikia.
December 21, 2017, 5:12 AM
Went and checked out Pilikia while out in Dallas for training. Despite the mixed reviews I remained optimistic. Got there a little after 5:30pm(opens at 5pm). The decor inside was dark but gave it a nice vibe. A moai and tiki on the walls plus the skull wall that changed color was cool. I had a seat at the bar and was greeted by the very nice and friendly bartender Alex. As it was my first time I asked him what was good and what he would recommend. He made me a speciality off menu drink that was quite good. However I forget what he called it.
Initially the music was something to be desired. No tiki/tropical music was playing at all. I get that some of these new tiki bars struggle trying to find a balance of what music to play. But my opinion is that if you bill yourself as a tiki bar, you should play music that reflects that. Not techno, or rap or top 40, etc. But again that is just my opinion.
If you are in the Dallas area it’s worth checking out if for nothing other than to check it off your Critiki list.
tikiglees
tikiglees has visited Pilikia.
October 5, 2017, 2:07 PM
Arrived before 9 on a Wed night and the place was close to empty. Didn't dig the TV's showing sports but liked the space and thought the decor was good, lots of room for improvement. Highlight were the bartenders and interacted with a few of them including the owner. All very cool and could tell they were digging it. Place has the opportunity to be something solid. Music was a good reggae/beat mix but as it got later it turned into full nightclub beats as the crowd came in. They are catering to their audience for sure - the Dallas club set under 30 - but if the audience is liking the tiki vibe hopefully the tiki side of this grows. I look forward to seeing this grow as time moves on and wish them well.
Cheap bastard
Cheap bastard has visited Pilikia.
June 19, 2017, 11:46 AM
A very welcomed addition to the tiki wasteland that is Dallas, TX. The decor and drink menu are awesome. The back porch is to die for. The only issue I had is that around 10 pm they turn on dance lights, play club style music and kinda kill the quiet tiki vibe. I would go before and sit on the porch. Loved it. I hear that the Swizzle Stick Lounge will be open in Dallas soon and I will be back to visit that location.
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