Late Night Drinking


Tiki-Ti

Los Angeles-City-Center

4.7 / 5

May 11, 2018

Those whose tastes run to the minimal and the understated may wish to look away. Tiki-Ti is a riot of colour and kitsch. Every spare inch of this famous ...

Those whose tastes run to the minimal and the understated may wish to look away. Tiki-Ti is a riot of colour and kitsch. Every spare inch of this famous little, family-run bar is cluttered with tiki type things: masks, lamps, drums and other less readily identifiable things. The space itself is little more than a shack, with only a scattering of bar stools and tables but the menu size is a different matter. The bar is renowned for its tropical libations and the drinks list runs to over 80 different varieties, many of which are the creation of patriarch and original owner Ray Buhen, his son or grandson, who now runs the place. Here you can sip umbrella bedecked concoctions called things like Blood and Sand and Shark’s Tooth but those in the know tend to order a Ray’s Mistake. The place is loud and lively and incredibly good fun, though the limited space means you may need to queue to get in. Get there early to stand the best chance of snagging a table.