Best Tiki Bars in Los Angeles


list of the best tiki bars in los angeles

Who doesn’t want to be in a place full of famous people and celebrities? A city of Angels? Not me! 

Los Angeles is best known for its Mediterranean climate, and, of course, Hollywood. Right? That’s pretty much what I can sum up when I think about L.A. I mean, just “Hollywood” alone can make anyone swoon over with. Wanna bet?

Anyhoo, if you’re around the place and/or planning to go, here is the list of amazing Tiki bars we’ve picked out just for you. Skim through, let’s see if we can find you a spot or two. 😉

1. LONO Hollywood

Old-school Tiki bar with tropical-themed drinks!

Just thinking about the sultry interior of the place makes me want to come over, pronto! I love me some perpetual setting I could easily sneak into when everything seems to be falling apart. LOL

Also, did you know there is a profound meaning to the word “LONO”? In Hawaiian mythology, the goddess “Lono” is amalgamated with fertility, rainfall, music, and peace. Now, I want you to visualize how it would be like to be in a place where all of this stuff is being interpreted.

They claim to be the town’s new premier tiki oasis that offers craft tiki cocktails, full bars, as well as an eminent yet attainable food menu for all the intrepid discoverer out there.

They do door-to-door deliveries and are operating Tuesdays-Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 12:00 MN, Thursdays-Saturdays at 5 PM to 2 AM, and back 5 PM to 12 MN operations on Sundays. Oh, yeah, they’re closed on Mondays, because as they all say: “Mondays suck!”.

6611 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
United States
(323) 848-4475
https://www.lonohollywood.com/

2. Idle Hour

The best bottomless Mimosas in town!

A casual neighborhood bar established in 1941 with a kitchen that the best sandwiches, buffalo cauliflower, and brunch are being developed.

Don’t get me started with the hand-crafted cocktails/mimosas and 20+ beers on tap. The feedback from real customers isn’t bluffing too. 

Idle Hour achieved landmark status in 2011 and has become one of the last standing structures of its type in L.A, after a three-year restoration.

In spite of its long-running service, the place has grown to keep getting the hang of generation to generation. How cool is that, huh? I believe people can spend their “idle hours” in Idle Hour for as long as they want, just as long as they have the means, of course.

They’re open 7 DAYS A WEEK from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. In addition to the fun, they have outdoor seating and are operating safely from Corona. Everything is perfectly safe, fine, and oh, so good!

So, should we get you booked now? 😉

4824 Vineland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 91601
United States
(818) 980-5604
https://www.idlehourbar.com/

3. Tonga Hut Tiki Lounge

For fruity drinks, lava-rock fountains, and eclectic tunes on the jukebox! 😉

They had me at “jukebox”! Come on, man, the tunes of the ’40s to ’60s?! I’m in!

But really, though, the place is one of the “oldest” Tiki bars there is in L.A. It was established in the late ‘50s and has been operating round-the-clock for over 60 years now. My grannies would freak out about this nook!

The Tonga Hut has been the tropical escape in the San Fernando Valley producing appetizing cocktails and fun memories for their “ohana” (family).

Upon checking on Yelp for reviews, I was actually in awe. There was not single negativity about the place whatsoever, like, people ACTUALLY adore this hut… like nuts!

The place is open every day of the week from 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM the next day. Are you looking forward to the rest of your days, too? ‘Coz I am!

12808 Victory Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91606
United States
(818) 769-0708
https://www.tongahut.com/index.html

4. The Burbank Pub

A pirate Tiki bar with curated beers, wine, spirits, and hand-crafted cocktails!

The Burbank Pub is a full-service restaurant located in Burbank, with a touch of the high seas. They offer take out and delivery for both food and beverages, too!

Just over a month ago, the management made a comment about how they’re working on making the place “full-on Tiki”… just, you know, people are kind of asking for it, I believe.

Provided the Covid situation, the place is 100% on the safe side, meaning their cleaning procedures had been rigorous, making sure they follow all the protocols for the safety of their dine-in and takeout customers.

They have outdoor seating and are open from 12:00 NN to 9:00 PM on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Yep, they’re shut on Mondays, too. 

Anyhoo… Just in case you want to come over, below are the details you might want to write down. 🙂

2013 W Burbank Blvd
Burbank, CA 91506
United States
(818) 588-3013
https://www.theburbankpub.com/

5. Birds and Bees

An LAPD gym converted into an underground cocktail bar!

Wow, that little headline right there, huh? That is a fact, though.

Birds and Bees had converted an old LAPD gym to build such an amazing place for people who want to spend their lazy time boozing and munching on food with loved ones.

It is one of the laid-back places you can ever be in. Apart from great food and drinks, they provide GAMES (like guys, legit games) in the corner of the house just in case you and your comrades get tired of each other’s repetitive rants and all that.

How’s that for a fun place, huh?

Unfortunately, just like several establishments, Birds and Bees are temporarily on hold. Corona, I know. But hey, they for sure will get back on their feet once all this is over, yeah?

207 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States
(213) 537-0510
https://birdsandbeesla.com/

6. La Velvet Margarita Cantina

Mexican eatery known for funky Gothic decor, an outdoor bar & tons of tequila drinks!

That sounded a little dark, but the place is actually LIT (AF!)!!! If you try to search for the reviews about Velvet Margarita, tons of them are just about how cool the decor of the place is. 

The food and drinks are too good, salsa and chips will make you keep ordering for more until your jaw gets tired of munching. LOL!

Apparently, the place has won multiple awards (of course, they did, huh) just for being the best of them all?! Tequilas and Mexican food sound perfect and nothing and no one could make me change my mind!

Their operating hours on weekdays (Mon-Fri) start from 11:30 AM to 2:00 AM the next day and continue the fun on the weekends (Sat-Sun) from 6:00 PM till 2:00 AM. Sounds a lot of fun, I’m hyperventilating already. *sweats*

1612 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
United States
(323) 469-2000
https://www.velvetmargarita.com/

7. Tiki-Ti Cocktail Lounge

A local landmark that whips up tropical drinks in a tiny room covered in tikis & Hawaiian decor!

This family-owned tiki bar is another long-running place of fun for over 50 years now. What’s with Los Angeles having an ample amount of historical places, huh?

As per the regular customers, the establishment is pretty clean despite the overflowing customers every single night. The menu isn’t expensive at all, too.

Sounds a little too good to be true for me, but who am I to question other people’s experiences, right?

In spite of the small space, the Tiki-Ti remains one of the most sought-after bars in L.A. You can ask Wikipedia, and oh, the real customers who can attest to the place’s integrity.

They’re open 4 days a week (Wed-Sat) from 4:00 PM to 2:00 AM the next day. If I were you, I wouldn’t miss a chance of being in Tiki all 4 days of the week. Tee hee!

4427 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States
(323) 669-9381
http://www.tiki-ti.com/pages/home.html

Going back to reality, I guess it’s safe to say that we are all pretty friggin aware of how it is out there. Los Angeles had somehow managed to faint despite being one of the strongest cities in the world. But I’m sure everything will eventually fall back into place. Eventually. Right? 🙂

Meg

Well, hey there! It’s Meg! I love writing for BarPx, because who doesn’t like the task of hunting for different booze cubby holes, am I right? I loooove my job! My favourite liquid refreshment besides water & coconut water (hehe) is probably some light vodka drinks, and maybe a little bit of beer. I have low alcohol tolerance, no shit, but here I am. Cheers! X

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