Toronto Tour Profile: The Shameful Tiki Room

“This will change your night.” Keep that in mind as you enter The Shameful Tiki Room. After the success of the Vancouver tiki oasis, Rod Moore decided to enlist Alana Nogueda to helm the Toronto outpost.

The Shameful Tiki Room | Bartender Atlas
Photo: Jessica Blaine Smith

The Shameful Tiki Room located in Parkdale (1378 Queen Street West) is the most legitimate Tiki bar in the city. Warm red lights, a fog machine, surf rock and blowfish lamps will make you feel as though you walked into an Elvis Presley movie.

The drinks are perfect examples of the style. Jet Pilots, Mai Tais, Navy Grogs and Zombies are made at lightning speed so that you can sit and enjoy them at your own pace.

The Shameful Tiki Room | Bartender Atlas
Photo: Jessica Blaine Smith

For the Bartender Atlas Toronto Tour Bar Hop, Jay Meyers came up with a perfect homage to classic tiki. His Honi Aloha mixes Appleton Estate Signature Blend Rum with passionfruit, lemon, pineapple, orgeat and angostura bitters. Like a sweet kiss on a moonlit beach.

The Shameful Tiki Room | Bartender Atlas
Photo: Jessica Blaine Smith
The Shameful Tiki Room | Bartender Atlas
Photo: Jessica Blaine Smith

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