Kansas City January 06, 2018
One Of The Best Tiki Bars In The World Can Be Found Right Here In Kansas City
It’s not everyday that a completely landlocked city has a business that’s declared the best tiki bar in the world! Have you been to this secret tiki bar hiding in Kansas City? Let’s take a look!
Welcome to TikiCat!
Don't see the entrance? That's because it's hiding inside HopCat, a great restaurant in Kansas City to grab a beer and a plate of "crack fries."
At the door to TikiCat, you'll find either a red or green light. The red light means the bar is full, but the green light means you're welcome to walk right in.
Critiki, a website dedicated to travelling far and wide to discover outstanding tiki bars around the world, honored TikiCat with a top spot on their annual "best list."
2017's list includes tiki bars from all across America (and even one in Germany), but our very own Kansas City tiki bar scored the #1 spot!
They have diverse drinks served in a collection of cool tiki glasses, but you won't find any food down here.
With a space that only seats 55, it's hard to bring food down, but you're welcome to go upstairs for it!
The same goes for beer - you'll find 103 different brews upstairs at HopCat, but only 3 down at TikiCat.
Remember: you're here for cocktails!
And they definitely have fun creating them...
The even light some on fire!
Once you're inside, you'll never want to leave.
Everything from the quirky, retro, Polynesian-inspired decor to the tropical drink selection makes it feel like an island vacation.
Reservations are definitely recommended for anyone who wants to ensure there's a seat waiting for them in paradise.
This place is packed, but it's always a fun time! You can make reservations ahead of time on the TikiCat
This video of the tiki bar (shared on YouTube by
HopCat) really gives you a sense of the atmosphere here. VIDEO
You’ll find TikiCat (and HopCat) at 401 Westport Rd., Kansas City, Missouri. Here’s a helpful map to use if you need it.
After you’re done having a few drinks underground, why not check out
this casual restaurant with the most amazing homemade carrot cake?