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Don't Panic: Tiki-Ti Says They'll Be Back

Tiki-Ti in Los Feliz (Photo by Leslie Kalohi via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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On Wednesday afternoon, a surprising note from Tiki-Ti's owners popped on Facebook saying that the popular Los Feliz tiki bar would be "indefinitely closed." But we can all breathe a sigh of relief as Tiki-Ti says that they'll definitely reopen at some point.

Mike Buhen, the son of the father-son duo running this legendary bar, tells the L.A. Times: "We will be opening up. We’re taking some time, doing some restructuring and stuff."

He didn't elaborate on what exactly they're restructuring or how long it'll take them to finish, but it's good to know that things are moving along.

Ray Buhen opened up the tiny 12-seater bar in 1961, and he brought along with him some of his stellar cocktail recipes he learned from his time at Don The Beachcomber's restaurant. Decades later, it's still being family-run and has gone through three generations with his son and grandson running the joint. Along with that, the cocktail recipes have passed on, too, and that means there are 92 different cocktails—strong and delicious—that you can get there, from the Blue Hawaiian to Zombie. But what we love most about this spot is its kitschy tropical-themed knickknacks, the fact that it can still draw a huge crowd every weekend, and that a couple of drinks will be enough to get you nice and hammered.

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While we'll miss our charming little tiki bar during its temporary closure, just be assured that we do have some other great tiki bars in Los Angeles. Check out our Best Tiki Bars in Los Angeles list for some ideas.