When you add your rating on a scale of 1 to 10 on a variety of criteria, including drink quality, music, service, mood, tikiness — you'll help your fellow tikiphiles know whether a place is a must-see, classic-tikis-everywhere joint, or a tiki-stops-at-the-name, beer-and-karaoke dump.
Each location in Critiki has a link to upload photos you've taken of the place, or of memorabilia in your own personal collection. It's fast and easy!
If you know of a location I'm missing, let me know about it! The minimum information I need is the name of the location and the city. With that to get me started, I'll go out there and dig up all the details.
I lived in Hawaii for a short but affecting time as a child, and that plus a love for themed environments and midcentury Americana led me to the wonderful world of Tiki and Polynesian Pop. My life, thankfully, hasn't been the same since.
I take my efforts to archive the current state and the history of these places quite seriously — it's a tall task, challenging and never-ending — but it is also a consuming passion, something that brings me no small amount of pleasure. Critiki is a not-for-profit project, a way to contribute back to the tikiphile community, and I hope that it is a useful resource for people.
I write news articles about the happenings in the world of Tiki, especially tiki establishments and the tiki lifestyle, at Critiki News. I do my part to keep immersive Polynesian Pop alive by throwing regular parties at my own home tiki bar, Balhi Ha'i.
I call San Francisco home, Los Angeles will always feel like a second home, and I'm originally from Seattle.
You can read more at my personal website.