the official web site of the world famous TIKI-TI (pronounced:
tea-key-tea). A family-owned and operated Tropical Drink
Bar located in Hollywood (Los Angeles), California.
We have been serving up the most unique Tiki Drinks
in the country for over 50 years.
step into the Tiki-Ti,
(some call it the Tiki, the Ti, or sometimes the Tik)
it's almost like stepping back in time. The bar is small
-- only 12 stools, with a handful of tables against
the walls -- but what it lacks in physical size it makes
up for in menu size. There are 92 Tropical Drinks on
offer, most of which simply can't be found anywhere
else. Unfortunately we can't serve up a drink on the
web, but we hope you enjoy this web site as we try to
give you a little taste of what the Tiki-Ti
is like when it is open.
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. To learn more about
Ray’s life, the Tiki-Ti’s origin, and the history
of the tropical drink, click on our HISTORY
to choose from, you'll want to preface your trip to the Ti
with a look at our DRINKS
section, which features full-color photos and descriptions
of the Tiki-Ti's exotic cocktails.
as the drinks are the customers. To meet the "Regulars,
The Usual Suspects, those names on The Big Board and more
" click the PATRONS
icon. Our NEWS
section offers the latest evens at the Tiki-Ti along with
newspaper, magazine articles and television interviews about
the bar (Nowadays someone is always writing something about
now opens at4
check our CALENDAR
section before you go -- it will tell you when the owners
are on vacation, in which case the bar will be closed.
such a small bar,
first-time customers sure have a lot of questions: Why the
odd hours? Why is smoking permitted? Can I use credit cards?
For all the answers -- to these and other questions -- click
on the F.A.Q.
(Frequently Asked Questions) icon. And check out the new Side
Bar on the right hand side of this home page, it has the Tiki-Ti
Survival 101 Guide of Quick Tips for the new
section will take you to a list of our friends who frequent
the Tiki-Ti and are involved in the whole Pop Polynesian Culture.
If you not familiar with Los Angeles Hollywood area or you
need directions click on the MAP
icon for detailed directions and maps. If you need to contact us or you want to put a Tiki-Ti
link on your web site, please use the CONTACT
... and Okole Maluna!
and his sons Mike and Mark are carrying on the
Tiki-Ti tradition that Ray Buhen started over
70 years ago.
SURVIVAL 101: Quick
Tips for the new Tiki-Ti patron.
No Credit Cards!
Now Available in the back of the bar.
have a valid picture identification ready at the door.
there is a line at the door and you have a large group
(six or more) you will get in faster if you go in two
you are waiting in line, you can ask the door person
for a drink menu.
to the Chase.
Ray’s Mistake is the most popular drink. The
Stealth is the Strongest.
patient. Please don't interrupt the Bartenders when they
are mixing drinks. Wait for them to ask you what you
the front door is a Video
Menu with over 40 animated
don't ask for beer or wine, we don't serve them. (You
can get a beer anywhere.)