I like my tiki escapism with a little bit of time travel thrown in …
When you enter Dawn and Bill’s tiki bar, you’re not only walking into a tiki bar, you’re walking back in time. Tiki Lanes and the Lava Lounge was designed like a home tiki bar that would have been built back in the sixties. You got wood paneling covering the walls, a checkerboard tiled floor … and did I mention a bowling score table?
Continue reading “Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #52 Tiki Lanes and the Lava Lounge – Wichita KS”
The Tiki Lifestyle is going to be the death of me, unless I make some changes …
Continue reading “Low Carb Tiki Diet: Part 1: Introduction”
When most people in Florida think of a tiki bar, they think of a thatched bar that’s bright and open, not a traditional tiki bar that’s dark and mysterious. Cacalito knew what a tiki bar should be and created his own. After traveling the country visiting tiki bars for “research”, he got to work transforming his man cave into Cacalito’s Tiki Grotto!
Continue reading “Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #51 Cacalito’s Tiki Grotto – Sunrise FL”
The Bay Area has one of the greatest concentrations of Tiki Bars in the world, but once you leave the urbane confines of San Francisco and Oakland things get a little different. This is a look at tiki bars of the Bay Area Suburbs.
Continue reading “Bay Area Suburban Tiki is a Mixed Bag By Kevin Crossman (Ultimate Mai-Tai)”
There are ukuleles and then there’s Moore Ukuleles!
As a guitar player, I’ve always had a love for the six-stringed instrument that I hung down in front of me. Not only is a guitar an instrument, but it’s also functional art. A guitar can sound good and look even better! Howard Moore III makes Ukuleles and I don’t know if they should be played or hung up on the wall, because they are so beautiful! Oh, and Howard also carves Tikis. Here is his story …
Continue reading “Tiki VIP #38 Howard Moore III – Moore Ukuleles and Tiki Carver”
My friends Jeanie Duval and Tom Hemmen took a trip up to Vancouver B.C. to visit The Dark Manor Inn. They had a great time and sampled many of the drinks. Here’s what they thought…
Continue reading “Guest Field Report: The Dark Manor Inn -Vancouver B.C. by Jeanie and Tom 2/1/2019”
Home tiki bars are usually found in the basement, a garage or even a spare room but in the case of The Headhunters Hideaway, the home tiki bar is in a boat house! Luckily Kim and Mark’s home isn’t too far away from their tiki escape on the water. Here is their story …
Continue reading “Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #50 Headhunter’s Hideaway – Olympia WA”
Danielle Mann is a tiki mug maker from Brisbane Australia and her work is truly incredible!
The name of her company is Black Lagoon Designs and she pulls influences from old school tiki bars, mid-century and the female form.
Her plan for the future is world domination! I think it’s safe to say that she already conquered the tiki scene in Australia. Watch out USA, you’re next!
Here is Danielle’s story …
Continue reading “Tiki VIP #37 Danielle Mann – Black Lagoon Designs (Tiki Mug Maker From Australia)”
Tiki in a Tuff Shed!
When Cheryl and Bob Capoocia moved to Spokane WA from San Diego CA, they had to get used to drastically colder temperatures than what they were used to down in sunny CA. To escape the cold weather, they built a Tough Shed and converted it into a tiki bar. Yes, there is heat!
Continue reading “Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #49 The Frozen Pineapple Tiki Bar – Spokane WA”