North Hollywood, California: Oldest Tiki Bar In LAThe Tonga Hut opened in 1958 and still retains much of its Polynesian-themed dive bar charm.
The Tonga Hut
- 12808 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, CA
- The Tonga Hut. Victory Blvd between Coldwater Canyon Ave. and Goodland Ave.
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The tiki drinks mentioned are actually the tiki drink canon found in Beachbum Berry's Grog Log. It is the seminal work in tiki drink culture; rescuing classic tiki cocktails from oblivion. If you drink every drink in the log in one calendar year, you get to join the Loyal Order of The Drooling Bastard. Membership includes bragging rites, your name immortalized on the brotherhood plaque and the "buck off" drink token. It's not a task for the faint of liver (or wallet).[Flo, 08/21/2014]
They have a list of 76 tiki-esque drinks. Drink them all in a year and you receive a charm that gives you $1 off every drink for life. Amazing.[Samantha, 02/11/2012]
Great tiki bar with a big selection of stiff tropical drinks. Inside, the Tonga Hut has a giant tiki head, tiki stools, black velvet paintings, waterfall, and other tiki decorations. The only disappointment was that tropical drinks weren't served in tiki mugs. A must stop for bar fans.[Smitty, 01/04/2012]