The Shameful Tiki Room is one of the funnest places to grab a drink in Vancouver. Once inside, you can soak up the super kitschy decor: carved masks, art, retro lighting, Hawaiian ads and postcards are scattered throughout the room. Without any windows in sight, the room is dimly lit and will hide any embarrassing moments after you've imbibed in one or two of their cocktails.
On any given night, a live surf band, a ukelele player, a vintage movie night or their "original creation" cocktail night may surprise you! This 50-seat lounge fills up quickly on weekends. After a few sips of a cocktail there, you'll see why. The drinks are stiff; there's no doubt about it. But, they're incredibly tasty and will do the trick for those looking to let loose.
Cocktails with a little extra fun at The Shameful Tiki Room — Photo courtesy of The Shameful Tiki Room
The cocktail list at The Shameful Tiki Room is huge, delicious and fun! Most of the drinks have two to three ounces, but there are a few that bring out the big guns.
The Mystery Bowl may be one of the funnest (and most shameful) cocktails you can order. Served in a gigantic glass and filled with the bartender's choice, the drink comes out in full pomp and circumstance, complete with the ringing of a loud gong.
Expect to find tropical ingredients like rum, coconut, spices and juicy fruits loaded throughout the cocktail list. They also have a selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks.
Designated drivers looking after four or more friends will be well taken care of here, and they will hook you up with half off your non-alcoholic drinks and main entree.
With all the booze flowing, you should probably eat a bite. The menu is made up of smaller shared plates that are great to enjoy with friends, plus some larger plates for those who prefer to be a little more responsible in their alcohol to food consumption. (Some call it dinner.)
They don't take reservations at The Shameful Tiki Room. It's a first-come, first-served basis. And don't bother calling - they don't have a phone. They want guests to be able to sit back and relax without the annoyance of a phone ringing. Hear, hear!
The Shameful Tiki Room is an awesome place to go for a night of drinks and nibbles, and it's conveniently located on Main Street. It's easy to get to by cab and public transportation, which will come in handy after a few of their stiff drinks.