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Hala Kahiki

River Grove, IL
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2834 River Rd
River Grove, IL
Opened in 1966
Mon-Tue 6pm-2am
Wed-Fri 4pm-2am
Sat 4pm-3am
Sun 4pm-2am
(708) 456-3222

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Hala Kahiki

8.5

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Decor 9.6
Drink Quality 6.8
Drink Selection 8.8
Mood 9.3
Music 8.2
Product Quality 8
Product Selection 8.1
Service 8.3
Tikiness 9.7
Tilt 8.6
Vibe 8.4

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Humuhumu’s description

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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RikiTikiTabby
RikiTikiTabby is a semi-regular at Hala Kahiki.
April 17, 2020, 6:18 AM
Our favorite go-to anniversary spot! Convenient to navigate from hotel/motel by foot or Lyft.
Robotolz
Robotolz has visited Hala Kahiki.
July 17, 2019, 12:41 PM
Absolute classic goodness.... great decor and solid drinks. Starting to show its age a bit, but thatís ok.
Trader Anne
Trader Anne has visited Hala Kahiki.
June 4, 2019, 10:17 PM
The vibe here was pretty great. The drinks were overly sweet, and there was really an overabundance of options. If I could get the food/drink menu of Lost Lake in this setting with these patrons, it would be tiki heaven.
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