TikiCat

4.8
345 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Lounge
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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  • Special Occasion
Aloha! Welcome to TikiCat, a "secret oasis" in the basement of HopCat - Kansas City. Featuring tiki cocktails, our hand-crafted creations are sure to delight fans of the phenomena that is Polynesian Pop.

TikiCat is a cocktail-only oasis, all guests who enter our doors must be 21 and over.

Reservations are strongly recommended A credit card will be required to make a reservation. If the reservation is not cancelled by 30 minutes prior to reservation time, a charge of $10 per guest will be applied.

Please note we are an oasis of limited space; we ask that parties of 7 or more call us directly. We can accommodate only the number of people in your reservation. Reservations made separately will not be sat together.
Reservations are for 2 hours due to limited space & strength of drinks.

Reservation will be canceled if party has not arrived 15 minutes after reservation time. $10 per person fee will be added

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Tiki Bar Hours: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:30am
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Phone number
(816) 256-4649
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Westport Rd and Broadway
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Parking details
Street parking in the neighborhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Non-Smoking
What 345 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This past visit to Tikicat was my 3rd time there. It's become my go-to when I'm entertaining friends/family from out of town or looking for a fun highlight to the weekend. The drinks here alone speak for themselves. Though I don't typically think of tiki drinks as being super fancy or packing that much of a punch (pun intended), these drinks are worth every cent (but be careful, they down very quickly.) The atmosphere and staff are the icing on the cake when you visit Tikicat. The anticipation of finding a hidden bar, the friendly staff that serves you, and the vintage vibe that teleports you and your group to a happier vibe instantly are what make this spot incredible. The only downer about Tikicat is it's small size (the max party size is 6-7, I think) and the requirement of a reservation to get in. But I'm also grateful for those limits, because they preserves this perfectly fun hidden gem in KC.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

it was a great spot to feel like you were on vacation. there isn't food here so you have to eat beforehand. however after we got food, we found out they have an attached diner called Hop Cat which you can get 15% off your meal if you check in with Yelp. the drinks were around $13+ and very strong. I had a coffee drink but it was too strong to sip on.
the environment was beautiful and they sell t-shirts for $18. the guy bartender was very entertaining and told great stories about the history of different tiki bars.
it's a great place to disappear to for special occasions. you have to make reservations and you are only allowed 2 hours.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The drinks were boozy, the atmosphere was enchanting, and the staff was super friendly. We went on a Wednesday evening for our anniversary, so I'd imagine if you went on a weekend night, the staff might not be as available to chat, but we certainly enjoyed our conversation.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

This was my first time at TikiCat and it was super adorbs. Very intimate and dimly lit but the decor and music made it lively! Our server (didn't get her name) answered every question we had about other drinks and we ended up talking about speakeasy culture in Kansas City and others we'd like to try. While I would recommend a reservation to ensure seating, they do have a red light/green light system at their entrance to denote available seating or res. only should you happen to visit without out. My best friend plans to come back for his birthday and some of my other friends want to come back this week! Highly recommend it if you want to get away from the hot mess that is Westport and their typical bars.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Such a fun place and the drinks were premium

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Such a cool experience! The service was amazing and the cocktails were incredible! I would (and already have) reccomended this place to others!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Amazing place. A must for tikiphiles

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Tikicat is such a fun place to meet with friends. You have to make a reservation fairly far in advance but it’s so worth it!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

My review does not include food ratings because Tikicat does not serve food, however there is a restaurant in Hopcat, located on the floor above. The drinks and the atmosphere are outstanding. From start to finish Tikicat strives to give its customers a unique, high-quality experience. There are a variety of tiki-type drinks (most with rum, but not all) to try -- they are all top notch, with fresh fruit juices and garnishes used. For those who wish, there is a rum menu to choose from to upgrade your drink. Each reservation is limited to two hours, but that is the exact right amount of time. As we said to our server, any more time and drinks and we would have needed to spend the night. The drinks are strong -- we each had one and split a second, and we were happy.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Best Tiki bar still up and running. Incredible drinks. A must go a go go!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Amazing tiki bar with amazing people. Rest assured that if Puka Pumba is pouring, you are in the best of care. If you are not already a tikiphile, take one trip here and you will be! Drove 3 hours just to try this place and will do it again, often!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We are big tiki lovers and rave about tiki cat! Service is great, puka pumba is the man. The drinks are world class. Tiki cat is in our top 3 favorite tiki bars in the US, and their painkiller is easily #1.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

TikiCat is just one of the coolest places around!! The drinks are phenomenal and the atmosphere is just beyond belief. The bartender (I'm sure I'll mangle it but something like Puka Poomba) was amazing.....very entertaining and a great host!!

If you can get a reservation, GO GO GO!! Just beware of the Luau.....it only looks innocent.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

TikiCat does not disappoint! The ambiance and cocktails are sublime. Highly recommend!

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Amazing atmosphere. THE coolest tiki bar I’ve been in; it is a literal tropical hideaway. Cocktails only and reservations required. Very intimate setting with appropriate mix of music and the perfect volume level for conversations. I did not give an overall 5 star rating because I ordered a Dark & Stormy (admittedly not on the menu, but still very common in tiki bars) and they didn’t carry the ingredients to make one (no Goslings GB). Slightly disappointing but not a deal breaker; I shifted back to the menu for one of their House Flavors (Donn Day Afternoon) which are available in a take home $10 tiki mug and they did not have all of the ingredients for this either (no grapefruit radler). Ok; on to the next option which they had everything to make the drink, but then informed us that they were out of all of the purchaseable tiki mugs and so we could not buy them either. Would I go back? Absolutely. Is there a little room for improvement? Probably.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

10/10 would recommend. Can’t beat the strong drinks and hidden ducks

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Love love love this place and the total escape to a throw back tropical oasis. The drinks I have tried so far have all been delicious and fun. My favorite is Daylight Come, a refreshing coconutty not-too-heavy cocktail. This is a destination MUST in KC.

Couple quick notes for first timers: there isn't a food menu here. We had a non-drinker in our party; delighted to find TikiCat offers several nonalcoholic cocktail options, including a passion fruit punch and a virgin pina colada. She chose the colada and raved about it.

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2.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great atmosphere, great drinks. Very expensive and you serve yourself. If it’s not on the menu you can’t have it. Reservations only and you have to leave before the next reservation arrives unless it’s slow. It’s a great idea but way too many rules.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

This was our third time there and it is always a great time!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Took my wife to Tikicat for our 16th anniversary. The place was great and the waitress we had was awesome. We will be going back and bringing some friends m.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We love TikiCat! Any time we have friends in town, or a special double date, we always try to make the plan far enough advance that we can make a reservation here.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Neat little place... very impressed with the bar tender we had. She was a talented machine!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Drinks were good as always. We had 4 of us and shared the luau.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

This is a great place for drinks when you need to relax. With a little imagination you can make yourself believe you are on vacation.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We had great drinks and friendly informative service. The whole place had a chill vibe and we relaxed for a couple hours. Will go back. Food is not served so disregard the food rating.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great place but they were “out” of too many menu items

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Excellent service as usual. Bar tenders very friendly and made the evening great.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Well organized, just the right size and not too loud of a volume. The place is amazing! A must see for any tiki fan. The drinks were well worth the price (you’ll only need a couple). Would definitely come back.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

This is a great tiki bar. The decor and music is very fun and fits the tiki vibe perfectly. The drinks are great. I recommend the Puka Pumba punch. The rum drinks are nice and strong, too. My main complaint about the place is that the seating for 2 people is limited to crowded tables or the bar itself. They seem to reserve the more secluded/comfortable seating to groups as much as possible. Otherwise, this is a fun and worthwhile bar in KC!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Had a blast! Got the drink bowl to share! Loved the fireworks that came with it. Drinks are pricy but worth it. Such a cute little hide away!

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Drinks were a little pricey for Kansas City, but on par for a tiki bar. You only have a 2 hour reservation so they ask you to leave after that. I understand the policy but our group still had full drinks left so we asked the hostess if we could finish them at the bar- she said there was a high-top table by the hostess stand we could finish them at. Once we went over there one of the male bartenders was not happy and got on his walky talky to page SECURITY to get us to leave. How unprofessional is that? I will not be coming back.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

A group of neighbors getting the chance to be out having fun!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Really enjoyed the experience. The Puka Puka was a great cocktail and overall a great place for "ladies night" note: cocktails only....ate dinner upstairs

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2018

It’s like T-Rex for adults... sorta tacky. It’s fine but for the amount of money you pay for drinks (which were good) you should have a waitress and not have to wait in line for drinks. This is somewhere I would take my grandma when she comes to town to really WOW her.

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

TikiCat was such a fun, tropical vibe! Many of the drinks our group tried were delicious, but keep in mind they are VERY heavy on the alcohol. The service at TikiCat was just okay, but the service at HopCat is great! I do wish you could purchase food at TikiCat, but HopCat, upstairs, has yummy food. Overall, what a fun, unique place!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Tikicat is awesome! The drinks were creative, extremely well crafted with care, strong yet no overwhelming with alcohol taste. Make sure you get a reservation and also read the rules! They (thankfully) removed a guest that had gotten quite loud and offput the ambiance and I applaud them for that. Would 10/10 recommend

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Always have a great time here! The atmosphere is fun and the drinks are strong!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was our second visit and again we were blown away by the creative tiki cocktails and friendly service. It was a joy watching our bartenders create such gorgeous and delicious cocktails. The ambiance of this place is absolutely a magical experience that is transportive to another time and place.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It’s literally a secret secluded get away right on Westport! The drinks are awesome and the set up is super cool. The staff was so friendly!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The bartender was amazing!

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