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Before opening the doors to Tiki-Ti in 1961, Ray Buhen learned his tiki trade secrets by working under Don the Beachcomber. Now his son and grandsons carry on the tradition…


HMS Bounty

Situated on the ground floor of the historic Gaylord Hotel, the HMS Bounty has changed both hands and names over the years, but its cozy, kitschy interior and charming nautical…

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Tonga Hut

You can’t talk about the LA bar scene without talking about tiki, and you can’t talk about tiki without talking about the Tonga Hut, which remains the oldest LA tiki…

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Don’t be fooled by the LED-lit disco floor and Jameson-Fireball shots on draft; this clubbish subterranean cocktail lounge from the founders of New York’s Death & Co. packs plenty of…

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The Varnish

Hidden inside a former storage room behind century-old Cole’s French Dip, the Varnish practically exudes civic history. Most of the attention in the stark, barebones speakeasy goes toward perfecting overlooked…

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Bar Jackalope

Already known as one of the city’s most dependable whiskey bars, Seven Grand upped its own ante by constructing a quiet back-room library modeled after a Japanese whisky den. The…

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Harvard & Stone

The crown jewel of the Houston Brothers' nightlife empire is Harvard & Stone, a faux-grungy hangout with a rollicking house band and burlesque dancers dressed like Rosie the Riveter. At…