TikiCat

Kansas City, MO
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401 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO
Opened in April 2017
Tue-Thu 5pm-midnight
Fri 5pm-1am
Sat 2pm-1am
Sun 5pm-11pm
Closed Mon

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TikiCat

9.5

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by 113 people

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

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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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Tikiseekee
Tikiseekee has visited TikiCat.
July 5, 2019, 8:06 PM
My boyfriend and I spent a little extended weekend vaca in KC. My #1 objective was to get to the Tikicat to see what all the fuss was about. It met my expectations in EVERY way! I got the painkiller and a mai tai, both equally delicious. My boyfriend is not at all the "tiki bar type", and it's safe to say he was converted. Already looking forward to the next experience!
Midwest Tiki
Midwest Tiki has visited TikiCat.
June 17, 2019, 9:31 PM
I decided to come here because of how high its rating is on here and I was in town for a wedding. TikiCat isn't marked anywhere on the building it's in or the route you take to get there, so when you find the hallway for the door to enter TikiCat, it feels like you have found a mysterious tropical paradise.

The attention to detail for the decor here is incredible, including the bamboo on the ceiling and tikis everywhere. All of the drinks, including the non-alcoholic drinks, are expertly crafted and mixed, even though it broke my heart they couldn't make a mai tai as they were out of the rum. The menu is filled with tiki classics, as well as their spin on the classics and they're all perfect. The bartenders are really friendly and it also filled me with delight to sit on a leopard print L-shaped couch while sipping a Zombie. Having frequented Foundation in Milwaukee, I know what it's like to be in a busy tiki bar on a Saturday night and was pleasantly surprised to be there when it was busy and be able to talk to the people I was with and not have to yell to be heard.

My only complaint is the music. There's some traditional Hawaiian music, Bossa Nova, and then they played "Mambo No. 5" and The B-52s. It seemed very odd and usually stuck out to me, until they went back to tropical music.
ScubaRoberta
ScubaRoberta has visited TikiCat.
June 13, 2019, 3:26 PM
Traveled a long ways to see this bar, from Seattle Washington! It was worth the trip !!!
Cocktails were strong and delicious, the music was perfect and a lot of fun, and the decor was fabulous ( and thatís coming from a professional interior designer )!!!
The only disappointing thing was they were out of their signature tiki mugs to purchase.
The staff was very professional, caring, and top-notch!
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