Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #31 The Turkeymingo Club Portland, OR

Miguel and Kristy in the Turkeymingo

The Turkeymingo Club.

What a mysterious name for a Tiki bar, right? But the mystery doesn’t end there! There are hidden ducks and other treasures to be found in Kristy and Miguel’s Tiki escape. How did the Turkeymingo Club came to be? It started with a man learning how to make cocktails…

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #30 Mai Tiki Bar Indianapolis, IN

Mai Tiki Bar

The Tiki scene in Indianapolis is alive and well in Bob Cripe’s basement. Hidden downstairs in Bob’s home is the Mai Tiki Bar and it’s truly impressive. Bob has been in construction for over twenty years and his skills are shown in the craftsmanship of this hidden Tiki escape. I’ll let Bob tell you his story…

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #29 The Enchanted Tiki Lounge Conroe, Texas

 

The Enchanted Tiki Lounge

The Enchanted Tiki Lounge, not to be confused with the Enchanted Tiki Room, is located in Conroe, Texas. It’s not a coincidence. Brain Martin’s inspiration comes from Disneyland’s most famous air-conditioned attraction. To call the Enchanted Tiki Lounge “just a bar” would be a crime. This place is off the charts! Here is Brian’s story…

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #28 The Drunken Monkey So-Cal, CA

The Drunken Monkey

Jason Turnbaugh lives in the most perfect place to embrace the Tiki lifestyle: Southern California. Within a couple hours, Jason can be in Palm Springs, San Diego, or Los Angeles. Jason takes full advantage of his location and frequently visits all the cool Tiki bars So-Cal has to offer. When it came time to put together the Drunken Monkey, Jason pulled his influences from all these cool Tiki spots. Needless to say, his place is amazing! Here is how the Drunken Monkey came together…

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #27 The Bungalow Seattle, WA

The Bungalow Seattle WA

In 2007, Sarah and Robb met for the first time in Austin, Texas and started dating.

In 2009, Sarah moved up to Seattle to be with Robb, full-time.

In 2014, Robb proposed to Sarah on top of the Fairmount Hotel. She said yes!

That was July. They celebrated by drinking Tiki drinks at The Tonga Room!

In October of 2014, they moved into a beautiful bungalow in Ballard and created a perfect Mid-Century home.

Then they decided they needed a Tiki bar, so they turned their porch into the Bungalow.

More importantly, Sarah and Robb got married in 2016! I will let Robb fill in the blanks below…

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #26 The Lime Lounge Montreal, CA

The Lime Lounge

For a relationship to work, you need to have things in common. For Gen and Jim, their common interest is Tiki. Their love of Tiki Pop snowballed into one of the coolest Mid-Century home Tiki bars I’ve seen! Their place is called the Lime Lounge and it’s hidden in Gen and Jim’s apartment in Montreal, Canada. Here is their story…

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Home Tiki Bar Spotlight #25 The Tiki Hut Yucaipa, CA

 

The Tiki Hut

Most people build home Tiki bars to escape to a tropical paradise and sip Mai-Tais. When Erich Troudt built his Tiki escape, he had other plans. Erich doesn’t drink, but he loves his cigars. Wanting a place to display his Tiki mugs and enjoy a cigar or two, Erich didn’t build a Tiki bar, he built a Tiki Hut! Here is Erich’s story…

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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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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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