It has been too many years since my last trip to Mammoth Lakes CA and the first time ever for my wife Kim.
I wanted to show her everything and at the top of that list was the tiki bar at The Village. Right in the heart of this cool ski village sits Lakanuki a little Tiki bar and restaurant that features a giant Tiki face on the outside with a Pineapple (what could be more welcoming to the Pineappleman).
Behind the large wood doors (great for keeping out the cold during snow season) sits a fun little Tiki haven. Lakanuki opened up in 2003 --before I was fully into Tiki....I was super happy to see that it was still there. I Loved being able to have a little bit of the beach while up in the mountains at 8,000 feet.
With tables showing Vintage Hawaiian posters.
Tiki Art and masks on the walls
This Tiki bar features many of the traditional Tiki style drinks –but also has some interesting warm you up additions. What is better than a Hot Buttered Rum after a long day on the ski slopes –when you are trying to keep warm. They also had several adult Hot Chocolate drinks n the menu as well.
I briefly spoke with the owner and he seemed genuinely interested in Tiki and wanting to find more items to add to the bar and mentioned wanting to have a Rum Festival or something at some point. Check out their facebook page here and be sure to drop by if you are up in the Mountains and need a place to warm up and enjoy some Rum up in the snow. If they ever do we will be there.
The Village where it is located is here