Tiki Lounge

Pittsburgh, PA
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2003 E. Carson St.
Pittsburgh, PA
Opened in 2002
Mon-Sat 4pm-2am
Sun 8pm-2am
(412) 381-8454

Critiki ratings

Tiki Lounge

7.5

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by 43 people

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10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 9.6
Drink Quality 7
Drink Selection 7.1
Mood 7.3
Music 4.5
Service 8.3
Tikiness 9
Tilt 8.2
Vibe 6.5

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Humuhumu’s description

This tiki bar opened in 2002 after four years of effort by owners Scott Kramer and Steve Zumoff, who also own a non-tiki bar in the same neighborhood called Lava Lounge. The bar features three waterfalls, thatch & bamboo hut booths, and a large tiki head entrance reminiscent of the large tiki fireplace at the now defunct Kahiki Supper Club
history
Kahiki Supper Club
Columbus, OH
Bar & Restaurant
10
. Tiki Lounge offers a variety of tropical cocktails in souvenir tiki mugs. The bar is full of regulars and probably has more appeal to tikiphiles on weeknights, as on the weekend it becomes a packed hip-hop dance club.

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Tiki Lindy
Tiki Lindy has visited Tiki Lounge.
May 21, 2018, 9:31 PM
I am shocked the average rating is as high as it is. Drinks are no where near the caliber those of us close to quality tiki bars enjoy, with cheap booze and bottled mixers dominating the drinks, not to mention some common tiki drink names but with far from original recipe (total disservice to a Fog Cutter). Unfortunately this kind of place gives tiki and tropical drinks the bad rap of overly sweet and poorly made. Not to mention absolutely no effort on garnish. Paper flamingos and cheap straws are all you get.

So unfortunate. The decor and layout really lend itself to possibility. Great nooks and a dance floor. But all I got on a Monday night is rap music.

Out of staters beware, apparently PA (Pittsburgh) is not a no smoking on bars place.

If they'd upgrade the drinks (and music) this place could rock it. But they don't. Bacardi abounds. I didn't spot one bottle of quality rum behind the counter.

This place needs a reboot. A quality reboot. It's no surprise the Lava Lounge also owned by the same folks closed. Man I was really hoping for more from this place.
tikiwithray
tikiwithray has visited Tiki Lounge.
April 30, 2016, 11:26 PM
The Tiki Lounge is actually the second Tiki bar I have ever been to. I lived in Pittsburgh for a year. That was 2009.
The bar's decor is awesome and it's totally Tiki! It's bigger than you think. There is the room in the front with the bar, a big room in the back and an entire basement is another bar with seating.
The drink selection is pretty impressive and the drinks are tasty. When you order a Tiki drink, you get to keep the mug! I own several... ;-)
My only recommendation is to go early when it's not busy. It's quiet and chill. When the bar fills up, and it will, the whole Tiki vibe is sort of lost. It's gets loud and kind of crazy! But no complaints here! I'm glad to see a Tiki bar doing well.

Here is my full review of The Tiki Lounge:
http://www.tikiwithray.com/tiki-bar-review-6-tiki-lounge-pittsburgh-pa/
pittsburgh paulie
pittsburgh paulie is a semi-regular at Tiki Lounge.
February 5, 2016, 12:32 PM
Website has changed, now:
http://www.tikiloungepgh.com/
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