Visit: 18 Dec 2005
The Lucky Tiki was a short-lived tiki bar in the San Fernando Valley, opened by Bobby Green, who is also responsible for a number of popular themed bars in the Los Angeles area (Bigfoot Lodge, Little Cave, Thirsty Crow, Harlow, Idle Hour). The Lucky Tiki location, near where the 405 and 118 freeways meet, was once The Wild Cherry, a bar dating from the 1950s. Some of the artists responsible for the decor include Crazy Al Evans, Tiki Tony and Kevin Kidney. The Lucky Tiki opened in December 2004.
In early 2006, the property the Lucky Tiki leases was purchased by a new owner. Bobby Green has wanted to reopen the Lucky Tiki in another location, initially in North Hollywood, then in the Palms neighborhood of West Los Angeles, but nothing has yet gelled as he focuses on other bar projects.