Hamden, CT
I'm a long-term Tiki fan sad about the passing of this great idea, and especially nostalgic today for those cool, dark restaurants with their near-psychedelic lighting, far-out mugs and even farther-out cocktails. My guess is that Tikis died because of the proliferation of various kinds of ethnic foods--from Ethiopian to Japanese--in stylish, upscale restaurants that make Tikis look camp. But I say hurray for camp! I hope Tikis return--with exotica and lounge music, they hold a place in numerous hearts. What little we have now is a sometimes grotesque shadow of what once thrived.

Vince is a regular at 1 location:

The Shameful Tiki Room, Toronto
added 11/19/15
Saturn Room, Tulsa
updated 11/17/15
The S.O.S., Decatur
updated 11/16/15
Tikitiki Bowling Bar, Sai Kung
added 11/11/15
The Tiki Hideaway, Charlotte
updated 11/10/15
Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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Lava Lounge, Seattle
11/30/15 4:12PM
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The S.O.S., Decatur
11/22/15 9:44AM
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The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
11/20/15 10:18PM
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Trader Mort's Liquor & Deli, San Diego
11/20/15 10:14PM
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
11/20/15 10:11PM