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Taky Tiki - A new tiki bar in Prague 3, Zizkov
PragueTiki
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Posted: 2006-04-10 12:09 pm   Permalink

Kind a tacky but a whole lot of tiki- and nicer than what it used to be...

Taky Tiki (Translates to "Also Tiki")
Cimburkova 22, Zizkov Prague
Music and Ambience is always good- and we at least try and a get a few things right.

A small-smokey-tiki-hole-in-the-wall-joint.
We're over-the-top -but when the local residents ask "what is tiki?" - I tell them we are just another generic tiki bar and show them the books.

14 degree Beer- Baron Trenck for 30 Crowns ($1.35), Well drinks and Cocktails from 55 Crowns ($2.40).

Ask for Surf, Lounge or Tiki Music -if the staff is'nt playing it - they should!


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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
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From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2006-04-10 4:49 pm   Permalink

Tiki in Prague! Now that's pretty cool you guys! I'm impressed! It's good to see that you can find some tiki and tiki ohana almost anywhere in the world! Let's have more pictures, please! (A little bigger would be good, too!).
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ikitnrev
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2007-03-12 2:03 pm   Permalink

Here is a nice review of the Taky Tiki, from the Prague Post.

Vern


http://www.praguepost.com/articles/2007/03/07/for-the-tropical-set-a-taste-of-the-exotic-in-zizkov.php

For the tropical set, a taste of the exotic in Žižkov
Tiki bar catches on with escapist fantasy

March 7th, 2007

Polynesian tribal masks, coconut cocktails and Don Ho singalongs aren’t components of a typical evening in Prague. However, a new Žižkov nightspot is combining these frivolous indulgences — and then some — to create the aptly named Taky Tiki, the city’s first Tiki lounge.

After a shaky opening in March 2006, Taky Tiki is now generating local buzz for its deceivingly fruity cocktails and South Pacific décor. Kept in a perpetual twilight, the theme here is pure escapism. Bamboo columns, synthetic orchids and fishermen’s nets line the walls and ceiling, and the house specialty is the Riki Tiki Tavi, a mixture of gin with strawberry and cranberry juices. Noticeably absent are televisions, neon beer signs or rock music — anything that could disturb the fantasy of being in a tropical locale.

“A lot of people either just don’t get it, or maybe they think it’s just about the strong drinks,” says former bartender Pamela Moye, a Californian who designed the signature cocktail menu. “But there are some people who treat Tiki culture like a religion. It can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not familiar with it. It’s a phenomenon, and they’re absolutely obsessive about it.”

Although the exact origin is unknown, enthusiasts trace the inception of Tiki culture to Los Angeles, with the opening of Trader Vic’s restaurant in 1937. Decorated in Polynesian detritus, it attracted a cult following. World War II further directed international attention to the Pacific islands, and popular novels and films followed, peaking with the 1961 Elvis Presley classic Blue Hawaii.

The local take on Tiki is largely the brainchild of Jason Adams, an Arizona native and self-proclaimed “Tiki aficionado.” Adams first arrived in the Czech Republic in 1992, but relocated to the United Arab Emirates for three years beginning in 2000. It was there that he became fascinated with all things Tiki. He promptly converted two rooms in his Abu Dhabi apartment into a makeshift island-themed bar, partly as a personal rebellion against the dress-code policy in that region’s nightspots.

“Tiki became an outlet for me to express myself,” Adams says. “I always had [a penchant for] Hawaiian shirts, and I’d dreamed of owning a bar by the beach. I couldn’t wear shorts or hats, and I wanted to create a place for people to party during Ramadan.”

Upon returning to Prague, Adams began propositioning bar owners in hopes of creating a Tiki lounge. Despite hosting a few beach-themed events, he found no takers. “I was basically driving bar owners nuts,” Adams says. “Most would just say, ‘You can’t make it Tiki because no one knows what it is, and it’ll never work.’

”It wasn’t until Adams was introduced to Harry Hasan, owner of the former Unicum Herna Bar at Cimburkova 22, that he found someone who would take the risk.

“He convinced me of the idea because I didn’t like the way [Unicum] was,” Hasan says. “I wanted to create something different and special. The bar really needed a change.”

The pair joined forces with Moye, who had experience creating exotic drinks. Still, making up Tiki cocktails — traditionally based on rum and exotic fruits — for European palates was a challenge.

“We did have to adapt things a bit,” Moye says. “These are tropical drinks designed around nontraditional ingredients.” As for the kick, she says, “It’s about the artistry of the cocktail. If you have a good bartender, you won’t understand the power of a Tiki drink until the second or third, when it’s too late.”

After a slow start, Taky Tiki seems to have caught on with both locals and expats. Lounge musicians have played to packed weekend crowds, and there is talk of adding a trivia night. “It’s a real pleasure to the eye and soul,” says Tommy Barwick, a Prague resident and London native visiting for his third time.

The sentiment comes as no surprise to the resident fanatics, who’ve been adamant about the calming effect of kitsch with a cocktail all along.

“It’s not pretentious; there’s no stress,” Adams says. “People can relax and be transported to somewhere totally different and warm.”

“Tiki has a spirit — a special ambience and comforting feeling,” Hasan adds. “It’s like a little fantasyland, an oasis.”


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PragueTiki
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Posted: 2008-03-21 1:22 pm   Permalink





Taky Tiki v.2008
Your Tropical Oasis in Prague


 
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PragueTiki
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Posted: 2008-11-05 04:32 am   Permalink

Obama victory Party -
at Taky Tiki
Cimburkova 22, Prague 3

Friday November 7th.

From 20:00 -

Introducing the Bahama-Obama-Rama - only 75 Crowns.


 
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Howland
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Posted: 2008-11-05 9:09 pm   Permalink

Very cool mural in that one pic. I'll have to tell my neighbor that is from Prague (who loves my home bar) about this place before his next visit back home,
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Hajduk
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Posted: 2009-04-06 6:46 pm   Permalink

whast the address

im about to go to prague on thursday?


 
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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2009-04-06 7:00 pm   Permalink

Here's their myspace page. Taky Tiki

Address and phone:

Cimburkova 22
Praha 3
Zizkov 130 00

775 629 865



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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-06 7:01 pm   Permalink

Here's the entry in Critiki:

Taky Tiki, Prague

The address is Cimburkova 22.

Hope that helps!


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Hajduk
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Posted: 2009-04-06 7:08 pm   Permalink

Damm you guys are fast, thanks

I will be going to Prague this Thursday.

It been ages since i have been on here. Im now in London, i went to Thailand and did kickboxing for 3 months, the last week i spent in the hut bar on the beach drinking beer had a great time, they don't have almond flavoured anything though so they weren't real mai tai's.

Im a bartender and as soon as i got here I went to Mahiki and the other tiki bars for work. Trader Vics is to posh and said they don't take cv's....some island hospitailty is needed i think?


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PragueTiki
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Posted: 2009-08-01 06:13 am   Permalink

We got a face life and 400,000 Crowns investment- drop by sometime and Czech it out.

[ This Message was edited by: PragueTiki 2009-08-01 06:14 ]


 
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PragueTiki
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Posted: 2015-01-29 05:00 am   Permalink

Coming up on 9 years now...Things going well and we are running at capacity

Check out our Google Maps Street View
(place will be dimmer and proper twilight when you visit, brightness is side-effect of Authorized Google photographer, OK, but not well versed in the skill of photographing Tiki Bars)

https://maps.google.cz/maps?hl=cs&q=tiki+taky+prague+google+maps&gbv=2&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=Gi3KVN3OJIjfOKTogdgI&ved=0CAkQ_AU&output=classic&dg=brw

{Click on image to left for 3D virtual tour}

If link fails Google: "Tiki Taky Prague" and press Maps after results are returned..

Planning a big 10 year event next year - Hope some of you guys can make it!



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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2015-01-29 11:24 am   Permalink

Nice mural!

 
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Joshua Bell
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2018-06-08 12:06 am   Permalink

In Prague for a conference, so stopped by last night with my peeps. Had a blast - the ambience was excellent, with the small space decorated nicely and a good layout. The music was an eclectic loop: some tiki/exotica standbys, some lounge, and some 80s to mix it up. As we sat down the Raiders March (Indiana Jones theme) played; sadly, I'd left my fedora at the hotel. And a couple of "Johnny Aloha" tracks played to my delight (and confusion of my guests); the bartender said they often have Richard Cheese on the rotation.

The drinks were quite good once I learned to order them "short" (without extra fruit juice), the Scorpion and Wall Street Zombie were my faves. Staff was great, and not much of a crowd.

(For non-Tiki exotic cocktail outings in Prague, I highly recommend Crazy Daisy, which was our first stop of the night.)


 
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