Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
It’s a tiki bar, so whatever you’re expecting when you hear the term “tiki bar,” you will likely find in this tiny hole in the wall located in Silverlake (LA’s answer to Brooklyn). This multi-generational family-run establishment has been in operation for almost fifty years, and the bartenders, father Michael and sons Mike and Mark, are no shiny-faced actors-turned-bartenders either; Michael, in particular, looks more like a grizzled Gloucester barman. This combination makes Tiki-Ti a refreshing break from the trendy scene bars in LA. The interior is impossibly small, but luckily the drinks are big enough to make up for it. Just don’t ask what’s in them, because unless he’s in a good mood, your bartender probably won’t tell you. The menu is divided by type of alcohol, so you’ll have to pick a booze and take your chances.
What to Order: Navy Grog. Go big or go home.Back to top