Hala Kahiki

Visit: 26 Apr 2015

I visited several bars for the CATT (Chicago Area Tiki Tour) in 2015. This was one of them.

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Hala Kahiki Bar & Store – River Grove, Illinois, United States

Hala Kahiki was opened in 1966 by Stanley and Rose Sacharski when they decided they wanted to get out of the funeral home business, and is still run by their family. Tucked away in a quiet suburb, Hala Kahiki is a beautiful classic tiki bar. The layout is sprawling but feels subdued and intimate. Witco carvings are featured heavily throughout the dimly-lit bar. The extensive drink menu tends toward the sweet and low-octane... consider bringing a flask to perk your drinks up a bit. The gift shop is large and includes a section of vintage clothing. Hala Kahiki was one of the stops during Exotica 2003, where Sven Kirsten gave a presentation on the art of Witco.

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26 Apr 2015
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3 Jan 2023
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