Meow. Welcome to the Chicago Area Tiki Tour!
A fun-filled bus tour of the area's best tiki venues
Chef Shangri-la or "the Chef" as the locals call it was opened in July of 1976 by Paul & Susan Fong, both who had already spent years in the restaurant business in and around Chicago. For almost 40 years they have been serving up some of the finest Chinese recipes and have a wide variety of tropical drinks including their famous Dr. Fong.
Hala Kahikithe jewel of Chicago-area tiki, is also among the best preserved classic-era tiki bars in the world. Witco enthusiasts will marvel at one of the most concentrated assemblies of Witco decor anywhere, as they peruse an epic-length drink list. Opened in the late 1960s by Rose and Stanley Sacharski, Hala Kahiki is still operated by their descendants.
Lost Lake is the newest tiki bar to grace Chicago’s tiki scene, opened by Chicago’s award-winning tiki mixologist Paul McGee, with a little help from
Martin Cate of San Francisco’s lauded Smuggler’s Cove. Lost Lake transports you beyond the snow & cold of the windy city to a tropical paradise with drool-worthy tropical
drinks that will make you want to try the whole menu.
Three Dots & a Dash helped revitalize tiki in the windy city, bringing it back to downtown to offer Chicagoans a great tiki escape that had
been missing for much too long. 3 Dots, which won “Best New American Cocktail Bar” at Tales of the Cocktail, continues to keep wow-ing Chicagoland tikiphiles with Kevin Beary’s delicious cocktail concoctions.
The Tiki Terrace is where Chicago's Hawaiian community gathers. A labor of love brought to you by the brothers Zuziak, Tiki Terrace is the best place in the Midwest to see authentic islands entertainment while enjoying Hawaiian comfort food, such as loco moco. The incredible pan-Oceanic decor was mostly hand-fabricated by the Zuziaks, who are also performing fire-knife dancers.
We'll be kicking-off the CATT at 7pm at our host hotel - the aloft O'Hare with plenty of fun, tiki & entertainment exclusively for CATT ticket holders.
DJ Tikinaut will be spinning the tiki tunes for us old school style!
And - in the tradition of giving that The Fraternal Order of Moai has established with each of our events, we'll be having a silent auction at The CATT, with all
proceeds going our national charity, The Easter Island Foundation.
10am all-aboard the CATT busses! We'll be touring the best of the Chicago Area's Tiki Venues all day, with plenty of fun, libations & good time to be had by all. We'll return to the aloft O'Hare late at night.
After a good night’s sleep from from Saturday’s FUN, Sunday’s Farewell festivities will kick-off at Hala Kahiki where we will have the whole place to ourselves until 4pm! We’ll have awesome Vendors & a Food Truck just for us to ensure you’re well fed, while Hala Kahiki will ensure that you are well lubricated. And the intoxicating sounds of the Cocktail Preachers will keep us entertained!
The host hotel is the aloft at Chicago O'Hare. There will be a special CATT rate of $125.
Be sure to book through the link below for special CATT-only surprises! The special CATT rate is only available Thursday-Sunday nights.
CATT HOTEL BOOKING LINK - CLICK HERE
Parking & Local Area Information:
Parking at the aloft hotel is $15 + tax per day with in/out privileges. (that's 1/2 off regular price for CATT attendees)
For those flying in, the aloft hotel has a free shuttle pick-up service to/from O'Hare.
PLUS: free shuttle to any place within 2 miles of hotel (restaurants, etc.)
To get you to/from downtown Chicago, the CTA Blue Line is close walking distance from the hotel