The hukilau is crossing the pond!

a rumbunctious toast to all things tiki at Trader vic’s!


Tiki Classics From Seven of the World’s Best Tiki Bars and Rum Experts

October 18, 2019 | 5:00pm–1am | Trader Vic’s London

Your £30 ticket gets you admission + 5 tiki cocktails


The Hukilau summons the top tiki talent and foremost rum experts from around the globe for a one-night takeover of trader vic’s


The Hukilau is back in London for the second straight year to join the UK Rum Fest and all our friends from across the Atlantic for an epic, one-day blowout celebrating all things tiki. This year we’re taking over the legendary Trader Vic’s London, and we’re bringing some of the top tiki talent from around the globe with us to make sure the rum is always flowing! Join the party on Friday, October 18th from 5PM - 1AM and mingle with tiki enthusiasts from around the globe. Learn the tricks of the trade at our hands-on masterclasses with the world’s most notorious tiki guru’s, and enjoy your favorite rum-laden cocktails from the best tiki bars around.



Featuring these internationally acclaimed tiki bars:



One of the few “Grand Polynesian Palaces of Tiki" still in operation today and oft voted "best tiki bar in the world" based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

Trailer Happiness

An award winning UK cocktail bar (on Portobello Road) serving the finest classic and original cocktails with a Tiki twist since 2003.


laki kane

Bringing the best of tropical culture to London, transporting guests to a paradise of entertainment, exploration and the world’s finest cocktails.


dirty dick

Offering Parisians a sense of Tiki escape. Exotic ‘tiki’ vibes, mouth watering cocktails and lots of free-flowing rum hailing from Paris, France.

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Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell, or the Global Rum Ambassador, is one of the most traveled and acclaimed figures within the cocktail industry. An ex professional basketball player in the UK and international recording artist, he has now established himself as the world’s ONLY recognized Global Ambassador for the rum category. He has conducted masterclasses and seminars, sipped cocktails and judged competitions on no less than 7 continents around the world. If you don’t know Ian, you don’t know rum.


Scotty Schduer

As the owner of Dirty Dick, a Parisian tiki bar, American expat Scotty Schuder knows a thing or two about rum. He opened Dirty Dick to offer Parisians a sense of “escape” in the bustling city, a type of escape that only the tiki lifestyle can offer. With an obsession for freshness, everything at the bar is homemade with an estimated fruit bill over over $6,000 per month!

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Georgi Radev

Born in a small town in Bulgaria, Radev made his dreams a reality when he opened the infamous Laki Kane, home of the Spiced Dry Rum Club, in London 16 years ago. He’s traveled the globe to learn and teach about rum, tiki, and cocktails and created the only tiki festival in the UK (Spirit of Tiki). He’s the author of the cocktail book Let’s Get Tropical! and personifies the Aloha Spirit with positive energy and a commitment to the tropical lifestyle.

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Oriol Elias

Oriol Elias is a rum lover, mixologist, tiki expert, and self-described “cocktail freak” based in Barcelona, Spain. One of Spain’s premier Tiki mixologists, Oriol has spent the last 10 plus years honing his craft at a number of Barcelona rum and tiki bars including Tahiti and the Caribbean Club. A curious mixologist, Oriol’s thirst for knowledge (and knowledge for thirst) surrounding all things tiki and rum has encouraged him to explore many flavors and trends both behind the bar and outside it.



masterclasses - Teach me how to tiki!

Don’t just drink the best ….learn to make them yourself! Our experts will be conducting a variety of tiki masterclasses during the evening. 100% hands-on, you will be shaking, stirring, pouring and drinking. Each class is just £25, including your own cocktail creation.

The Mai-Kai History & Cocktails

A rare opportunity to meet the Ma-Kai team and hear firsthand the stories and history of this legendary Polynesian palace. Of course, the story telling will be accompanied by a special cocktail from the Mai-Kai.

The Art of Trader Vic’s

Eve Bergeron, VP of Marketing for Trader Vic’s (and granddaughter of Trader Vic himself), will present the illustrators of the books, menu covers and other works of this iconic bar and restaurant. Eve will also give us insights in to Trader Vic as an artist himself. Eve will share stories and photos of his rich legacy of art he produced.

Jamaican Rum with Ian Burrell

The world’s only ambassador for the rum category gives an exclusive tasting of Jamaican Rum, known as the scotch whisky of the rum world.

Masterclasses are conducted by the Mai-Kai, Georgi Radev, Scotty Schuder,  and Ian Burrell.

6:30pm - 9:30pm
£25 for the masterclass + you own cocktail!

The Digs

London Hilton on Park Lane
22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London
5PM - 1AM

Your £30 ticket gets you admission + 5 tiki cocktails


Join The Hukilau at the legendary tiki mecca Trader Vic’s to be transported to a flawless mid-century paradise. Trader Vic’s is a nod to simpler times. The rum is calling your name, cheers!