Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #24 Brenda’s Tiki Hut Sacramento, CA

Brenda's Tiki Hut

Common places to build a home Tiki bar include the basement or a garage. However, when Brenda Ray decided to build a Tiki bar, she chose to build her bar right in the center of her home! That’s dedication and her bar is well-stocked. Brenda’s rum collection is larger than some “real” bars I’ve been to. Let’s see how Brenda’s Tiki Hut came to be…

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Tiki VIP #19 Joshua Head (Tiki Artist, Melbourne, Australia)

Joshua Head Tiki Artist Melbourne Australia

It’s all in the details…

When I first saw Joshua Head’s work, I couldn’t believe the detail. Everything is fine lined and the more you look into his work, the more you see. Joshua is located in Melbourne, Australia where sadly at this point, there isn’t much of a Tiki scene going on. With the help of Joshua’s Tiki art, that might change! Here is Joshua Head’s story…

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Tiki Blogging #3 Adventures In Tiki

Angelica Navarro - Adventures In Tiki

Texas is big—really BIG!

There’s more to the Lone Star State than oil drills and cowboys. There’s also Tiki! You just have to know where to look. Luckily, we have Angelica Navarro. If anything Tiki is going on in Texas, she’s going to know! Angelica lives deep in the heart of Dallas and she writes about her Tiki adventures in her blog appropriately called…

Adventures In Tiki!

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Home Sweet Tiki Home #2 The Headhunter’s Hideaway And Voodoo Lounge Elk Grove, CA

The Headhunter's Hideaway and Voodoo Lounge

Tiki is all about escapism and getting away from the real world, but for most people, they have to come back to reality. What if you could just make Tiki your reality? This is what I find most fascinating about having your entire home Tiki. The lines between Tiki escapism and real life no longer exist.

When I visited Dave and Eva’s place in Elk Grove, CA, I was blown away. There was so much to take in and I had only taken one step inside…

The Headhunter's Hideaway and Voodoo Lounge Entrance
The Headhunter’s Hideaway and Voodoo Lounge Entrance

The Headhunter’s Hideaway And Voodoo Lounge!

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #23 Kimo’s Iki Tiki Ahi Hale. Morgan Hill, CA

Brigitte and Kimo at Kimo's Iki Tiki Ahi Hale

I remember reading a book from Chuck Palahniuk called Diary. The main point of the story is that everything about you is a diary. Everything is a “tell.” How you act, the way you dress, the type of music you listen to, etc. Even your furniture choices show your personality.

What makes every home Tiki bar special and unique is that the space was created and designed by the owner and no one else! As the old saying goes, “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” but you can learn a lot about someone through their Tiki bar!

Disney, Hawaii, Tiki, and bulldogs. These are the passions of Brigitte and Jim “Kimo” Crawford and Kimo’s Iki Tiki Ahi Hale tells their story…

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My Tiki Origins #2 Long John Silver’s

Long John Silvers

An escape to a environment that is totally cut off from the real world…

This is the main reason why I love Tiki bars. The fact that you can walk through a door and be whisked away to somewhere else is pretty magical. Where did I get this fascination for escapism? It came from a fast food restaurant called Long John Silver’s.

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Guest Tiki Bar Review – UnderTow Phoenix, AZ by Caprice White

Undertow Phoenix AZ photo by Caprice White

Phoenix Arizona. It’s flat and hot with a sprawl that seems to go on forever. This is the perfect place to have a Tiki bar. I’ve heard nothing but great things about UnderTow and my good friend Caprice was in town so she checked it out. I’ll let her take it from here…

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