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Los Feliz's Tiki-Ti Is 'Indefinitely Closed'

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Tiki-Ti (Photo by sam_frank via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Update: Tiki-Ti says they'll be back.

Some shocking news comes by way of Tiki-Ti's owners today: the beloved Los Feliz tiki bar is indefinitely closed.

The owners posted this message onto their Facebook page and website this afternoon:

The Tiki-Ti is indefinitely closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will keep you posted on when we plan to reopen. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Posted by Tiki Ti on Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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It's not clear what prompted the closure, but this is definitely a big hit to Los Feliz and the tiki bar community. (It's even listed on our Best Tiki Bars in Los Angeles story.) Tiki-Ti has been a mainstay in Los Angeles since 1961, and still remains to be family-run since it first opened. It's a red-lit joint full of Hawaiian-themed knick knacks and national license plates decorating the tiny 12-seater bar. Their extensive menu allows you to get 92 different kinds of strong and delicious cocktails that would be sure to get you sloshed after just a couple of glasses. Plus, folks could smoke indoors at Tiki-Ti, a rarity in the city that is made possible through a legal loophole for owner-operated bars. Nary would you not find a line snaking outside of the bar on weekends with people anxious to get in.

We hope that the owners of Tiki-Ti will be able to get through whatever problems they're facing, and reopen this bar soon.

[h/t: Los Angeles magazine]