The Waldorf houses several concepts under its multi-venue roof, but Tiki Bar – aka one of North America’s oldest Polynesian-inspired bars – has always been a favourite for thirsty Vancouverites looking to escape without hopping on a plane.
Now, 60 years after it was first opened by former owner and US Marine Bob Mills, the East Vancouver staple has received a revamp in the form of a new team, menu, and refreshed space.
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Patrons can expect a stellar spread of cocktails from Bar Manager Aimée Corvo (UVA, Homer St. Cafe and Bar, Maenam, The Acorn) with intriguing names like the Cobra Women, the Trés Trés Tiki, and the Beach Party.
Of course, like any great tiki bar, the menu here will offer classic shooters and retro boozy bowls perfect for Instagram.
For eats, Tiki Bar boasts Polynesian-inspired grub like tiki wings, a tuna poke stack, tequila lime prawns, a tiki burger (teriyaki glazed ground chuck, grilled pineapple, caramelized onion, tomato & teri-mayo), and Maui ribs.
This spot will boast a happy hour from 5 to 7 pm and live nightly entertainment featuring a rotating roster of local musicians and DJs daily. On Wednesday evenings, guests can partake in karaoke.
The Tiki Bar at the Waldorf will officially reopen on December 15. This spot will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 2 am.
Address: 1489 E Hastings Street, Vancouver