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Tiki Cocktail Lounge

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932 McHenry Ave
Modesto, CA
Daily 5pm-2am
(209) 577-9969

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Tiki Cocktail Lounge

4.6

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Decor 6.6
Drink Quality 5.3
Drink Selection 4.5
Food Quality 2
Food Selection 3.1
Mood 5.7
Music 1.9
Service 6.7
Tikiness 6.1
Tilt 6.6
Vibe 2.5

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Humuhumu’s description

The Tiki Cocktail Lounge, or Tiki Lounge (its actual name seems to be rather elusive) is situated essentially in the parking lot for the Tropics Motel
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Tropics Motel
Modesto, CA
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, the Modesto entry in the midcentury Kimes Tropics Motels chain. The Tiki has fared a bit better than the barely-operational motel--while it's more of a beer joint (despite its full bar), it has managed to retain much of its tiki charm. There are lovely black velvet paintings, bamboo and thatch hut booths, a sometimes-lit pit fireplace and a small outdoor patio with a smattering of tikis. A jukebox, video poker and a few beer advertisement posters mar the mood, while the sometimes sketchy clientele heighten the sense of adventure. The Tiki Lounge is just down the road from Minnie's Restaurant
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Minnie's Restaurant
Modesto, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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(not walking distance, unfortunately).

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JentikiPDX
JentikiPDX has visited Tiki Cocktail Lounge.
August 20, 2018, 11:44 PM
I wouldn't bother. i'm pretty serious about visiting tiki locations, this is just worth a drive by if you happen to be in the area. Next to an old Tropics motel (now Tiki lodge).
November 29, 2017, 8:27 PM
I made the Great Modesto Tiki Trek today---2 hours up and 2 hours back. I stopped at Minnie's first, then came down to see the Tropics motel (now dubbed Tiki Lodge) and check out Tiki Cocktail Lounge. It no longer opens at 2 pm. Drat! I Googled it and discovered the place is now a tiki gay bar. I had noticed a rainbow flag made of bamboo that was strung together hanging over the back entrance, which apparently is the only way in now. I also found its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TikiModesto/ ) which shows it opens at 5pm. Hmm. I thought about staying until 5 to get a peek inside...but that would mean a two hour drive in the dark. Nah. Not worth it. I'll catch it another time, perhaps...
Noland Nocount
Noland Nocount has visited Tiki Cocktail Lounge.
August 25, 2015, 6:11 PM
No, we went to Minnie's as well. Minnie's was great. I don't have them confused. The Tiki standing guard, i was referring to, is the one that is the one in picture #8 above. I'll be heading back through town next month and do plan on stopping by again. If only to see if I'd missed something my first time and take a few photos, not necessarily for a drink.
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