LOS FELIZ—On May 6, the management at Tiki Ti, a Polynesian-themed bar in Los Feliz, announced that they would be indefinitely closed.

The reason for the closure remains unclear, though there has been reports of reconstruction.  Loyal customers and followers on Facebook have been assured that they will be informed of any upcoming changes or plans to reopen.

A view of the bar's inside.
A view of the bar’s inside.

Opened in 1961, Tiki Ti has been known to be family-run and is currently owned by Mike Buhen.  It is one of the few places in the area that allows its customers to smoke inside.  Since the establishment is run by the bar’s owners and no employees, it is reportedly outside of California’s indoor smoking ban.

Decorated with “knick-knacks” of all kinds, especially with Hawaiian features, the bar has maintained its unique characteristics for decades; holding to traditions that include chants when specific drinks have been ordered.