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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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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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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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Polynesian Dance
Polynesian Dance
Traditional dances lend some realism to an otherwise faux paradise. Lots of fire, lots of hips... hey now, keep your eyes on the hands!
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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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Swizzles
Swizzles
Little plastic picks and sticks to help you eat and drink, and remind you to come back again and again and again...
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Waterfalls
Waterfalls
Water features, especially waterfalls, have been a big part of Polynesian Pop decorating and landscaping.
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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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South Shore Tiki Lounge, Kihei
3/22/15 8:06PM
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The Tiki Hideaway, Charlotte
3/13/15 1:41PM
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The Tiki Hideaway, Charlotte
3/12/15 3:36PM
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
3/11/15 9:03AM
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Trader Vic's Lounge, Beverly Hills
3/8/15 1:35AM
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