TikiCat

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

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TikiCat

9.9

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Decor 10
Drink Quality 9.7
Drink Selection 9.7
Mood 10
Music 9.8
Service 9.7
Tikiness 10
Tilt 9.9
Vibe 10

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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.

How to find it

TikiCat is in the lower level of HopCat, at Westport Road and Broadway.

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April 28, 2017, 8:31 PM
holy moly bloody awesome !! its on the list to visit on our up coming (2nd) USA tour feb/march 2018 !!
DWoodr4234
DWoodr4234 is a semi-regular at TikiCat.
April 14, 2017, 10:25 AM
Firstly, you have to* want* to go to TikiCat - it's "down the stairs, around the corner, around the other corner, ring the buzzer" - like a private club.

Once inside, TikiCat is your Polynesian Oasis in the city. The decor is is floor to ceiling - and including the floor and ceiling - 100% tiki dream!

Right now it's pretty packed, and I'd suggest reservations. There are cool seating areas with vintage chairs and sofa that are perfect for groups of 4-5 - definitely where I'll go next time.

And the drinks! Yes! The drinks! Cultivating recipes from traditional tiki culture, in my experience they nailed the Mai-Tai and the Zombi - had a great mix of rums and fresh juices. TikiCat also has their own drinks - the "Riffs" - and more than one person really enjoyed the 'Tradewinds' - made with coconut and apricot.
March 30, 2017, 6:52 PM
Gonna be good. Trust me.