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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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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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Matchbooks
Matchbooks
Flames aren't just for volcano bowls and fire dancers: matchbooks and matchboxes were once everywhere.
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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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Murals
Murals
Large painted scenes of life in the tropics—with sandy beaches, palm trees, dancing and fishing—enhance the island illusion.
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Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
updated 8/3/14
The Exotica, Glendale
updated 8/3/14
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
updated 8/1/14
Tiki Lounge, Ludington
updated 7/31/14
Hula's Modern Tiki, Phoenix
updated 7/31/14
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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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Marco Island Marriott Resort, Marco Island
9/14/14 11:53AM
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Hôtel-Motel Coconut, Trois-Rivières
9/7/14 8:09PM
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Frankie's Tiki Room, Las Vegas
9/7/14 7:57PM
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Hawaiian Room, Bellflower
8/29/14 7:03PM
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Tiki Bob's Cantina, Greenville
8/22/14 3:37PM
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