Tiki Cat – Kansas City, Missouri
There are few places I actually fantasize about visiting, but Tiki Cat was one of them. They were featured in House of Tabu Exotica Moderne magazine and the highball zombie glass is one of my favorites. Today I heard the news I fear is just the beginning of many great places I will never get to visit due to the global pandemic…
From the Tiki Cat Facebook page announced: After extensive negotiations with the landlord, we were not able to come to a mutual agreement on the terms of our lease. TikiCat will not be reopening in its current location. We hope to find a new location and reopen at some point in the future, although the timing is uncertain. Until then, we will keep our amazing customers and employees in our thoughts and in our hearts. Without them, TikiCat would never have become such a special place. Hopefully, we can resurrect it someday in a new space, under different circumstances.
This is a shame, I never been here but it was most certainly on my top 3 tiki bars to visit. It got a very high rating on Critiki.com and it was a favorite of one of my favorite podcasts by Darrell Brogdon of Kansas Public Radio’s Retro Cocktail Hour (KPR.ORG). Here is the description from Critiki: