Tiki Ti is one of the best Tiki Bars I had the pleasure to visit. If you like the tiki decor, you’ll love this bar. Countless Tikis and Tiki Mugs are on display. When you step into Tiki-Ti it's almost like stepping back in time. The bar is small, only 12 stools, with a handful of tables against the wall, but what it lacks in physical size it makes up for in menu size.
There are 86 Tropical Drinks offered, most of which simply can't be found anywhere else. It’s tempting to try them all. The drinks are colorful, yummy and very strong. On Wednesday nights, Tiki Ti offers a special drink “Ray’s mistake”. Ray was the original founder of the bar. One evening he screwed up when he mixed a drink and accidental invented a yummy drink which now is everybody’s favorite. The “Stealth” is the Strongest drink on the menu. If you order either a “Blood and Sand” or a “Uga Booga” everybody starts yelling. The Bartender will add more alcohol to the drink until the glass is filled to the rim.
Almost as colorful as the drinks are the customers. It’s fun to go dressed in your favorite Hawaiian shirt and tiki dress.
The bar was opened in 1961 by master mixologist Ray Buhen, who was there at the start of the Tropical Drink craze at Don The Beachcomber’s legendary restaurant. His son and grandson, Michael and Mike Buhen now carry on his tradition; together, they practice the “Lost Art” of Exotic Cocktail mixing in the last of the great neighborhood tiki bars.
Tiki Ti is family-owned and operated and one of the few bars where smoking is still allowed.
This bar is perfect for a fun evening with your girlfriends. Since this bar is so small it is very easy to get in contact with other bar guests. Everybody is friendly, social, loud and colorful.