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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Hula Hula Grand Re-Opening! Capitol Hill Seattle, WA

Hula Hula Capitol Hill Seattle WA

My how time flies…

It was one year ago, almost to the week. I was at Hula Hula chatting with the bartender. She had good news and bad news.

The bad news was that Hula Hula was closing because the building was getting leveled for new development. The good news was that Hula Hula would live again in a new location. The owners just needed to find the right place…

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Straight Edge Tiki #2 North Shore Lagoon 1/8/17

Ray Bobby and Birgitta at The North Shore Lagoon
Ray Bobby and Birgitta at The North Shore Lagoon

There are many reasons why people don’t drink alcohol. Some people can’t drink because of health reasons. Others don’t because they feel it’s just not a good idea anymore. But one of the most important reasons not to drink is pregnancy.

Bobby is a good buddy of mine. We are heavily into Vespa scooters and have spent many hours riding (and probably even more hours wrenching just to make our scooters run!). Bobby had never been to a Tiki bar and was interested in checking one out. When Bobby’s wife Birgitta heard we were going to the North Shore Lagoon, she was bummed. She’s pregnant, which meant no drinking for her. It was all good for Brigitta, though! We were going to do some drinking, but we were going to do it the Straight Edge Tiki way: no alcohol!

Bobby sporting a Straight Edge T-Shirt
Bobby sporting a Straight Edge T-Shirt

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Tiki Bar Review #26 New Luck Toy Seattle, WA

New Luck Toy

New Luck Toy: three words that have three meanings in Seattle, WA.

New Luck Toy used to be a cool, kitschy Chinese restaurant that was located in West Seattle. It shut down about a decade ago.

New Luck Toy is also a punk rock band from Seattle.

And as of October 2016, New Luck Toy is a brand new bar in West Seattle!

New Luck Toy Bar

And they have a slushie machine that pours out frozen Tiki drinks!

Ray with a Mango Scorpion
Ray with a Mango Scorpion

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