||Lucky Tiki, The, Mission Hills, CA (bar)
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2005-01-09 12:07 pm  Permalink|
The Lucky Tiki sets a new standard of how new Tiki Bars should be done:
Floor to ceiling bamboo and rattan, Tiki carvings a-plenty, and mood lighting unite to create an otherworldly atmosphere that leaves the outside reality behind.
I am worried that the bad weather is making it harder for the Tiki fans to make the trip to this fairly remote location, so consider to combine the expedition with checking out two other worthy locations in the neighbourhood:
The Bear Pit Barbecue restaurant (?name?), with it's amazing neon beckoning you right off the freeway, and:
The SAFARI ROOM, a small just-around-the-corner drive from the Lucky Tiki at 15426 Devonshire Street, must have been a fine Exotica Bar and restaurant in it's heyday, as some of the remaining O.A. carvings testify. It has been renovated since, but the urban archeologist can see traces of the original concept everywhere. Good steaks and seafood to ground the exquisite Lucky Tiki cocktails.
[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki on 2005-01-09 12:08 ]