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John S. james

From:
Phoenix, Arizona
About:
I got the Tiki bug as a kid. It was a mini vacation to Trader Vic's in Scottsdale. It was where I learned to drink well and like a gentleman, and learned how educated adults behaved at pleasure and business. When my Birthday came around - and my parents asked where I wanted to go to celebrate - it was Trader Vic's and the Cosmo Tidbits (2 of them). Later I learned to love Gun Club punches. I have studied Trader Vic's the man and the Restaurant for many years. I collect many T V items and always love to visit a city and a Trader Vic's where one has survived. Atlanta has a good one. Visited New York before it closed. Los Angeles before the remodel. The new Trader Vic's in Scottsdale at the Valley Ho! is a nice modern one. Andrea and I hang out there often.

Now I make my living in television as a producer and video colorist - but my heart is still in Tiki land. Now I combine Sailing and Tiki - a great escape! Bali Hi in San Diego has a boat dock. Perfect!
Tiki Lounge, Ludington
updated 7/31/14
Hula's Modern Tiki, Phoenix
updated 7/31/14
Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge, Alameda
updated 7/29/14
Trader Vic's, Emeryville
updated 7/29/14
The Conga Lounge, Oakland
updated 7/29/14
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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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Peniamina on
Lakanuki, Mammoth Lakes
7/25/14 10:17PM
Dr. Coruba on
Solomons Island Tiki Bar, Solomons
7/19/14 7:52AM
Dr. Coruba on
Honolulu Restaurant, Alexandria
7/19/14 7:45AM
tabuzak on
Otto's Shrunken Head, New York
7/19/14 5:33AM
Peniamina on
Disney's Polynesian Resort, Orlando
7/16/14 10:01AM
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