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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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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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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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Don the Beachcomber, Huntington Beach
updated 7/2/15
Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
updated 6/3/15
Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
updated 5/7/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 3/29/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 3/29/15
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
Hale Pele, Portland
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Tiki Momo on
Hale Pele, Portland
7/29/15 3:20PM
bitterfishies on
Chin's Chop Suey, Livonia
7/28/15 3:42PM
pigeon on
Fry's Electronics, Manhattan Beach
7/22/15 9:14PM
Alexio on
The Tiki House, Pacific Beach
7/19/15 11:09AM
BankyScout on
Lava Lounge, Madison
7/18/15 11:01PM
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