Step into the enchanting world of Bootlegger Tiki, where the spirit of Polynesia and the allure of vintage tiki culture blend seamlessly. Located in the historic space that once housed Don the Beachcomber, a legendary tiki bar that first opened its doors in 1953. Bootlegger Tiki now pays homage to its predecessor while offering a unique and modern experience for tiki enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados alike.
The story of Bootlegger Tiki begins with the iconic Don the Beachcomber, a pioneering establishment founded by Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt, better known as Donn Beach. Don the Beachcomber was one of the first venues to popularize the tiki culture in the United States, serving exotic rum-based cocktails and creating an immersive, tropical atmosphere that transported guests to faraway Polynesian islands. The original Don the Beachcomber became an instant hit and set the stage for tiki bars across the nation.
Today, Bootlegger Tiki continues the legacy of its renowned predecessor while infusing its own personality into the space. The bar embraces the elegance and charm of retro tiki aesthetics, combining rustic elements with contemporary touches in an atmosphere that exudes warmth and nostalgia. The space is adorned with bamboo accents, vintage tiki decor, and colorful murals, creating an ambiance that transports visitors back to the golden era of tiki culture.
At Bootlegger Tiki, indulging in a cocktail is not merely a drink but a sensory experience. The skilled mixologists behind the bar have perfected the art of crafting innovative tiki-inspired concoctions that tantalize the taste buds and ignite the imagination. From classic mai tais and zombie cocktails to unique creations like the Hot Girl Summer and the Sany Bite. Each drink is carefully crafted using premium spirits and fresh juices.
Bootlegger Tiki is not only a bar—it’s a sanctuary where patrons can escape the outside world and immerse themselves in a tropical oasis. Whether you’re seeking a romantic evening with a loved one, celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking to unwind with friends, the atmosphere at Bootlegger Tiki provides the ideal backdrop. The cozy seating arrangements, dim lighting, and soothing music create an intimate vibe that encourages conversations and connections. There is also an outdoor patio space.
As you step into Bootlegger Tiki, you embark on a nostalgic journey through time, immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of tiki culture. This hidden gem offers a blend of history, charm, and creativity, making it a must-visit destination for both seasoned tiki enthusiasts and those new to the world of tropical libations.
Pet friendly on outdoor patio.
Open Sunday – Thursday, 3 – 11 pm. Open Friday & Saturday until 1 am.
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