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Where can I get a good tiki drinks- during daylight hours too? Tiki Ti always seems to be closed when i try to go, and Formosa for a Mai Tai doesn't open until 6 on weekends. Trader Vic's drinks - while good have way too much ice and the drink is gone in a few sips. Any suggestions? Would prefer east over west side of town. Pasadena/Glendale area is good, so is Silverlake, Los Feliz, etc.

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Tiki Ti
4427 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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  1. check out bahooka's in rosemead. a bit old, dated and janky...but has tiki drinks and is open for lunch.

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    1. re: wilafur

      The atmosphere at Bahooka is exactly as it should be, in my not-at-all-humble opinion. That was one of the last places my late pa-in-law requested we take him, and we all enjoyed the experience, and the drinks, immensely (the food, well, it was edible). If that ancient fish by the cash register is still alive, be sure to get the demo of why you should not stick your fingers in there …

      1. re: Will Owen

        The Bahooka teriyaki dishes are suprisingly edible, esp. after 2 or 3 of their flaming bowls.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          After 2 or 3 of their flaming bowls I could find the paper napkins edible, I suspect. Don't know because I was the driver …

          I did enjoy what I ate there, but as I remember absolutely nothing else about it it must not have been terribly interesting. I just remember sitting amongst all that gurgling/bubbling, which had An Effect on both Papa and me, causing us to have to leave the table and subsequently refuse further water refills.

          1. re: Will Owen

            After 2 or 3 of their flaming bowls I could find the paper napkins edible, I suspect.
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            Y'know, Will, those bowls are meant to be shared. (I jest).

            1. re: ipsedixit

              I know. The effect is still deadly. We have photos of an evening at a Tiki joint in Nashville (since long gone), with six or eight of us sucking from a giant flaming bowl through long pipelines constructed of straws joined end to end. I seem to recall at some point trying VERY hard to say "pupu platter" …

    2. Roy's has Mai Tais and other tropical drinks. It's been forever since I've been but I recall Damon's in Glendale having Tiki drinks.

      1. its a bit out of the way, but HACKERS bar at the rio hondo golf course in downey, makes the craft cocktail mai tais, they open at 7am and serve until 8pm, and the bar over looks the golf course... Awesome view and great drinks. Ask for keith or mark...

        1. Help me out with the name hounds, there's a little place across Sunset from the old Pioneer Chicken.

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          Pioneer Chicken
          4376 W Sunset Blvd-out of business, Los Angeles, CA 90029

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          1. re: JAB

            JAB, I'm pretty sure that is the Tiki Ti.

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            Tiki Ti
            4427 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

          2. I don't know if they're technically tiki drinks, but I love the fruity drinks at the Good Luck Bar (right by Tiki Ti). I don't think it's open during the day though...

            There's also Ivy at the Shore - again, maybe not technically tiki, but it does have a tropical vibe. I love the Ivy gimlet.

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            Good Luck Bar
            1514 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            Tiki Ti
            4427 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027