TikiCat

Kansas City, MO
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401 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO
Opened in April 2017
Tue-Thu 5pm-midnight
Fri-Sat 5pm-1:30am
Closed Mon, Sun

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TikiCat

9.5

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Decor 9.9
Drink Quality 9.3
Drink Selection 9.2
Mood 9.6
Music 9.5
Service 9.5
Tikiness 9.8
Tilt 9.4
Vibe 9.5

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Humuhumu’s description

TikiCat is a tiki bar in Kansas City, Missouri, it opened on April 13, 2017. The bar is part of the HopCat group, a chain of beer-focused pubs around the midwest. The focus here is pure tiki, not beer, and the group has enlisted the help of a number of noted specialists and artists: the buildout is by Bamboo Ben; Martin Cate has helped with the cocktail program; there are carvings by Dave Hansen (Lake Tiki), Patrick Sousa (OB Tiki), Ken Pleasant, and Jason Joffe (Smokin' Tikis); tiki mug and menu design by Anthony Carpenter; lamps by Jason Shelfow (Tiki J's Custom Lamps); and art by Thor Thordarson.
There is a vintage Witco bar and stools, and vintage furniture for seating. There are some intimate hut areas for groups, and table seating. The space is richly decorated, with carvings, art, bamboo, thatch, matting, and faux foliage throughout.
Reservations are recommended, and can be made via the website or OpenTable.

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bzb
bzb has visited TikiCat.
March 28, 2019, 5:35 AM
The basement entrance is outstanding. It feels exclusive and full of whimsy that you’re discovering a hidden paradise.

And that’s just the damn door.

The decor is fantastic, the bartenders are friendly and attentive, the hut cabanas create a little private retreat in an already-intimate setting.

The painkiller was nothing short of outstanding.

And yep... a tiki cat mug from Tiki Farm is coming home with me.

My only “complaint” (extremely minor) is the music was a bit random for a tiki bar... but seems like something I’d do in my own bar. A bit of Hawaiian and surf, then some oldies, then some randomness 80s.
austiki
austiki has visited TikiCat.
March 8, 2019, 6:57 AM
Best Tiki bar I have ever been too and in Westport KCMO of all places!! Great drinks and awesome scene. Will be back!
ApeMummy
ApeMummy has visited TikiCat.
February 20, 2019, 4:28 PM
The bar is great, the drinks are pretty good, but the reservation system they have implemented is absolutely ridiculous. Our party of 6 made a reservation - fine. Everything was great - however 2 hours after our reservation we were told we had to leave to make room for another reservation - even though the room was half empty. Huh? I figured I'd go to the bar to finish my drink and maybe order one more - sorry those empty bar stools are reserved too. OK how about these 20 empty seats over here? Nope. I was speechless. And no we were not drunk and being idiots whatsoever. I understand they have to have SOME kind of system in place but to turn away people mid-visit when there is lots of empty space is just silly.
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