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A-frames
A-frames
The architectural icon of Polynesian Pop. A mix of the traditional meeting houses of the South Pacific, and the traditional meeting houses of Southern California (roadside diners).
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Brochures
Brochures
Selling a dream evening, a dream vacation, or even a dream lifestyle—all are full of rich visuals designed to suck you in.
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Drinks
Drinks
Tiki’s most practical contribution to society: the perfection of the tropical drink. Enjoy photos, illustrations and menu descriptions, with no hangover.
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Lighting
Lighting
That unique tiki bar mood can only be achieved with a lot of dim, exotic light fixtures—windows, televisions and neon are traitors against the cause!
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Menus
Menus
“Polynesian cuisine”—in truth, typically just Chinese food or ribs—was sold by elaborate menu presentations. Come for the covers, stay for the descriptions and prices!
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Moai
Moai
The curious “big stone heads” from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) have appeal both for their pleasing graphic simplicity, and their mysterious origins.
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Mugs
Mugs
The tops in Polynesian Pop collecting. If you like looking at these drink vessels, don’t miss Critiki’s sister site, Ooga-Mooga.
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Napkins
Napkins
Something as disposable as a small paper napkin wasn’t meant to last decades, but a few have remarkably made it.
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Outriggers
Outriggers
Canoes with stabilizing outriggers allowed Polynesians to explore the massive Pacific, and are a common motif in Polynesian Pop.
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Serveware
Serveware
Beyond the mug: tiki logos and iconography also appear on salt & pepper shakers, plates, drink bowls, glassware and more.
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Tapa
Tapa
Traditional cloth made by pounding bark into thin sheets, which are then painted with repeating patterns using brown dye.
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Kahuna Tiki, North Hollywood
added 1/24/15
Bootlegger Tiki, Palm Springs
added 1/24/15
Kanaloa, Glasgow
added 1/24/15
Tiki Taky, Praha
updated 1/24/15
The LuWow, Fitzroy
updated 1/24/15
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
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Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge, El Segundo
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Tiki's Grill & Bar, Honolulu
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La Mariana Sailing Club, Honolulu
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South Shore Tiki Lounge, Kihei
1/22/15 9:58PM
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