Tiki Ti

4427 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca. 90027

(323) 669-9381

Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 2am

http://www.tiki-ti.com

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I had heard about Tiki Ti due to the circles that I’m in regarding tiki.  I was dying to get to the place as it is a historical icon still kicking from when tiki was alive and well in the 60’s. Tiki Ti is a Polynesian themed tiki bar on Sunset Boulevard. Established in 1961 by Ray Bulen, the Tiki Ti’s only employees, Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. Buhen are also the sole owners.

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It’s a cash only bar that is only open part of the week. Based on the sign on the door, they are closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. They don’t open for business until 4pm during the days that they are open and close ’em shut and 2am.

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Despite the hours and very small size, this place is well known as an underground landmark.

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The bartenders are well known for their generous pours. That’s Mike Jr. behind the bar on the left.

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The Tiki Ti doesn’t serve typical bar cocktails like the martini, cosmopolitan or beer, their drink menu does consist of over 80 exotic drinks. Many of the are originals.

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Tiki Ti also has it’s own museum of tiki mugs displayed within the establishment.

 

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If you desire to acquire some of the collectible mug sets from Tiki Ti, some are available at the bar. I believe some very rare mug sets were available for $200 which is a steal if you’re looking for a hard to find mug(s) from Tiki Ti.

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That’s Mike Sr on the right of the entrance door.

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