Old Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Shameful Tiki Room opened on November 17, 2015, and is in the Parkdale neighborhood of Toronto. It is the sister location of The Shameful Tiki Room in Vancouver, B.C., which opened in 2013. Both locations are owned by Rod Moore.
The bar has a capacity of 70 people, and has a semi-secluded raised "Christian's Hut" area, in tribute to the historic Christian's Hut in Southern California in the 1930s. Classic exotic cocktails and pu-pu platter items are available, prepared and presented in the traditional style. The soundtrack is a mix of Exotica and surf.
I was on my work trip to Boston and Toronto, and got to visit The Shameful Tiki Room on my birthday. It was a little sketch to get there; the Uber made me get out not super close to the door, and since it's not very visible anyway, I had to do some quick Google Street Viewing to figure it out. Which I guess is the sign of a great tiki bar, but not so great for a woman alone at night in an area of the city that doesn't seem the nicest. I kept myself to only 2 drinks because I was trying to be a Responsible Adult on a Work Trip. BOO. Ordered crab rangoon and it looked gorgeous but was cold in the middle, so I had to chew on raw cream cheese. The drinks were very good, though. The staff was friendly and told each other to be sure and check out the pics of my bar, which is a good birthday present. I decided I wasn't crazy about the mug for sale (had a menu printed on it), but I left with some nice swizzle sticks.
Shameful Tiki Room Volcano Bowl
Shameful Tiki Room Toronto Fifth Anniversary Tiki Mug
Shameful Tiki Room Toronto Fourth Anniversary Tiki Mug
Shameful Tiki Room Toronto Second Anniversary Tiki Mug
Shameful Tiki Room Toronto First Anniversary Tiki Mug
Shameful Tiki Room Toronto 3rd Anniversary Never Say Die Barnacle Mutant Skull
Shameful Tiki Room Rum Barrel