Looking for a taste of the tropics in London? Look no further than the city's top tiki bars! From subterranean sustainable bars with innovative cocktails to tropical havens with private huts and pirate caves, London's tiki bar scene has something for everyone. Whether you're craving signature fruity cocktails or delicious Hawaiian dishes with Caribbean twists, these bars will transport you to a world of South Pacific relaxation. Join us as we voyage to the best tiki bars in London and discover your new favourite spot for tropical drinks, vibes, and relaxation.
The best tiki bars in London
In this guide
Tiki bars in London
- Laki Kane – North London to South Pacific
- The Beachcomber – A roomful of rum
- Trailer Happiness – One of London's top cocktail bars
- Kona Kai – Vibrant nightlife spot
- Tropix – Tropical lounging
- Sugar Cane Bar – Time to assemble your pirate crew
- TikiTail – The best of Hawaii and Jamaica
- Nine Lives – Sophis-tiki-tion
- Cottons – Caribbean eats plus vast rum collection
- Burlock Rum Room – Tropical speakeasy
- Ridley Road Market Bar – Try the ginger mojito
- The Shoreditch – Shoreditch's first tiki bar
Tiki bars in London
North London to South Pacific
Laki Kane, situated in Islington, is a tiki bar that immerses guests in a tropical ambiance with an array of exotic cocktails. The bar menu is abundant with fruity flavours and a generous pour of rum, with the option to indulge in sharing cocktails or creatively presented shots. For special occasions, guests can choose from a variety of drinks packages. Thai food, drag shows and other entertainment are also available here.
A roomful of rum
The Beachcomber is a vibrant and lively tiki bar near Bayswater tube station that is known for its extensive rum selection, including Rhum Agricole from the French Caribbean islands. The bar also serves exotic cocktails, beer, and wine. The venue hosts events with resident DJs playing contemporary music genres like Afrobeats, dancehall, and R&B, creating a lively atmosphere perfect for dancing all night.
One of London's top cocktail bars
Trailer Happiness, located in Notting Hill, is an acclaimed subterranean tiki bar with a vibrant yet refined ambiance. The bar's speciality is rum, featuring a menu of tropical classics with creative twists. Guests can savour timeless favourites like Mai Tai or explore new and innovative house concoctions. Beer, wine, and champagne are also on offer. Additionally, Trailer Happiness hosts cocktail-making masterclasses, providing a unique and informative experience.
Vibrant nightlife spot
Located in Fulham, Kona Kai is a well-liked tropical cocktail bar that is famous for its premium signature cocktails, which feature homemade infusions and tropical ingredients. Thanks to its design choices, the bar immerses patrons in a South Pacific experience. It also serves pizzas, hamburgers, and sharing platters, making it an all-round spot for party-goers dancing the night away to a variety of popular music styles.
Located in the heart of Clapham, Tropix is a vibrant party spot that stays open until late. Celebrating the lively and colourful cultures of the Caribbean and Latin America, Tropix is regularly packed with a bustling crowd moving to reggaeton and Latin tunes all night long. The tropically inspires lounge serves a range of tiki and classic cocktails utilising tropical fruits and rum. Drinks packages and a private room are also available.
Time to assemble your pirate crew
Sugar Cane is a tiki bar that aims to bring the leisurely vibe of the South Pacific to Clapham Junction. The bar boasts several themed party areas both indoors and outdoors, including private huts and a pirate cave, all adorned with tropical decorations. It serves a variety of fruity signature cocktails, along with an assortment of wines, beers, and spirits. The kitchen prepares tapas-style plates, sharing platters, burgers, and other typical bar fare. On Saturdays, Sugar Cane also offers a bottomless brunch.
The best of Hawaii and Jamaica
The TikiTail restaurants and bars are the brainchild of a Jamaican founder whose trip to Hawaii served as inspiration. These venues harmoniously blend the vibrant and joyful spirits of these two island paradises. The menus at TikiTail feature an extensive selection of cocktails, including the mysterious BlackTail 15, which is a secret house recipe. The food menu offers nourishing Hawaiian dishes with Caribbean twists, such as poke bowls and sushi.
Located in a Victorian basement on Bermondsey Street, Nine Lives is a sustainable neighbourhood bar that boasts tiki-style furnishings and tropical potted plants. Offering a more refined take on the classic tiki bar, the acclaimed establishment offers an array of innovative cocktails, along with wines, beers, and soft drinks. In addition to the drinks menu, Nine Lives also serves a variety of Tigre Tacos, inspired by the sun-kissed shores of 1970s Southern California.
Caribbean eats plus vast rum collection
At the Cottons restaurants and bars, you'll find a lively Caribbean atmosphere complete with colourful murals and music. With over 300 types of rum and a variety of lively cocktails to choose from, this restaurant offers a true taste of the tropics. There's also a menu with a range of delicious dishes such as curried mutton, jerk meats, stews, and seafood, as well as a bottomless weekend brunch.
The Burlock Rum Room is a hidden gem tucked away in a basement near Oxford Street. With over 200 of the world's finest rums on offer, this Havana-style speakeasy is more than just a Caribbean rum lover's dream. If you're looking to expand your rum knowledge, the bar hosts regular live reggae music nights and rum tasting classes taught by experts. You can also indulge in one of their many rum-based cocktails or share a rum punch bowl with friends.
Try the ginger mojito
Ridley Road Market Bar is an inclusive tropical party venue featuring vibrant lighting and a mix of live music from resident DJs and performers. Guests are welcome to sit indoors or outdoors and enjoy a concise selection of flavourful rum-based cocktails, including frozen drinks. Their ginger mojito is considered to be one of London's best, and though the elaborate drink presentations are somewhat dialled back, there's no denying the tropical vibes.
Shoreditch's first tiki bar
Located in the heart of Shoreditch, The Shoreditch is the area's first tiki-inspired cocktail bar. The vibrant venue boasts an eclectic pub-inspired setting and a lively nightclub atmosphere, serving a wide selection of creatively presented cocktails to keep the party going all night long. Whether you want to book a booth or hire out the entire venue, The Shoreditch is the perfect destination for private parties, corporate events, and music gigs.