3742 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, CA
Opened in 1999
Not yet rated
Freaky Boutiki started out in 1999 as the Freak Factory, selling a mix of original art, retro items, surf stuff and midcentury pieces. After a fire in 2006, owner "Hodad" Hank Adelson transformed it into Freaky Boutiki, with a stronger emphasis on all things Polynesian Pop.
The store bills itself as a "coastal curiosity shoppe" and has a great mix of items: art by modern tiki artists, Oceanic art pieces, nautical knick-knacks, tiki mugs, aloha wear, carvings, and more.
Freaky Tiki has work by many well-beloved tiki artists, including Ken Ruzic, Heather Watts, Derek Yaniger, Doug Horne, Sam Gambino, Squid, Tiki Tony, Shag and more.
How to find it
Freaky Boutiki is in San Diego's Mission Beach neighborhood. A sign above the shop still says "Freak Factory Smoke Shop", and there is a "Freaky Boutiki" neon sign in the window. The side of the building has a you-can't-miss-it tiki in bas relief.
There is limited street parking, and a free parking lot a couple blocks east on Santa Clara Place.