The Flora Lounge

Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City, MO
Opened in July 2008

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The Flora Lounge

8.3

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Decor 8
Drink Quality 7.2
Food Quality 5.4
Mood 8.2
Music 10
Service 8.8
Tikiness 8
Tilt 8.8
Vibe 10

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Humuhumu’s description

The Flora Lounge is the basement hideaway for owners Lisa and Corey. It was created in July 2008. The space had always been a display area for Corey's growing collection of carvings, art and mugs, but it didn't truly become a tiki bar until he built the bar from scratch with the help from a friend and ditched the big screen TV. Corey took inspiration from the wall decor and arrangement of Disneyland's Trader Sam's, with segmented well panels that each have a theme or similar grouped items. One portion of wall display pays homage to important exotica composers while another pays tribute to Heyerdahl's Kon Tiki expedition. Corey's assembled numerous shadowboxes and displays that house menus and other ephemera from tiki meccas such as Kahiki Supper Club
history
Kahiki Supper Club
Columbus, OH
Bar & Restaurant
10
, The Luau
history
The Luau
Beverly Hills, CA
Bar & Restaurant
10
in Beverly Hills, and Chin Tiki
history
Chin Tiki
Detroit, MI
Bar, Restaurant & Floor Show
9
, as well as Missouri tiki locales such as Trader Vic's
history
Trader Vic's
St. Louis, MO
Bar & Restaurant
8
in St. Louis and The Tropics in Kansas City.
They get regular use out of The Flora Lounge hosting parties for KC-based members of a local tikiphiles group, founded by Corey, dubbed MOKAN-TIKI. The group is over 100 members strong, all from the surrounding region from Omaha/Lincoln to St Louis/Chicago and Tulsa/Little Rock.
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TropicAmber
TropicAmber is a semi-regular at The Flora Lounge.
April 15, 2018, 10:51 PM
You know you’ve stepped into a well-done home tiki bar when your blood pressure drops 20 points as soon as you enter. Corey has not only curated a thoughtfully-displayed collection of wall art, he’s created a true basement oasis with well-placed seating, ambient tropical sound effects and lighting along with soothing Hawaiian and exotica music selections. He’s also the consummate host; he puts a lot of thought and hard work into planning a party and is a great conversationalist whose excitement for and knowledge of tiki history and local tiki happenings is infectious. If you’re lucky enough to get an invitation to the Flora Lounge, I wouldn’t pass it up!
dominodamsel
dominodamsel has visited The Flora Lounge.
March 16, 2018, 9:00 AM
So grateful that you opened up shop when we were in town. Truly a special treat to have such a beautiful private space and collection shared with us! Mahalo!!
May 13, 2017, 5:31 PM
HOLY MOLY THIS IS AWESOME! -- KCMO Admirerer.
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  • TropicAmber
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