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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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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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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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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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Postcards
Postcards
These Technicolor missives to home are the best source we have for learning what the insides and outsides of long-gone tiki hotspots looked like.
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Otto's Shrunken Head, New York
updated 2/24/15
The LuWow, Fitzroy
updated 2/24/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 2/21/15
Kanaloa, London
updated 2/17/15
Aku Tiki Inn, Daytona Beach
updated 2/16/15
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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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El Polinesio, Havana
3/2/15 6:54PM
Peniamina on
Tiki No, North Hollywood
3/1/15 6:19PM
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Tonga Hut, North Hollywood
3/1/15 6:09PM
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Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
3/1/15 5:00PM
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Grass Skirt Tiki Room, Columbus
2/23/15 5:24PM
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