TO THE HISTORY
OF THE TIKI-TI
history of the Tiki-Ti is much more than just the day
it opened, the building, the drinks, and the family
that started it. Both the Tiki-Ti and Ray Buhen have
a history that can be traced back to the very first
Tropical Bar in Hollywood. Very few, if any other, tropical
bars can make that claim. According to Jeff Berry: When
you drink some of the older drinks on the menu (Zombie,
Mai Tai, ect.), those drinks are as close as you can
get to the original formula as possible.
your discovery with The
Tiki-Ti Story written by Jeff Beachbum
Berry. A short history of the Tiki-Ti. Then read The
Ray Buhen Story (coming in mid August)
and learn how Ray became the ultimate mixologist from
the earliest days of the first tropical bars and restaurants.
Then see some videos of patrons who remember Ray in
Ray Buhen Remembered.
After that take a trip into Ray's
Tiki-Ti in 1961, not much has changed, on
the outside. Today
the outside is is a little more modest, without
the old door and tappa cloth on the windows.
Even the inside has remained the same, except
for a few hundred cards and Tikis on the walls.