No-Bikini Atoll

Reno, NV
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Reno, NV
Opened in June 2017

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No-Bikini Atoll

9.4

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Decor 10
Drink Quality 10
Mood 9
Music 6
Service 10
Tikiness 10
Tilt 10
Vibe 10

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Humuhumu’s description

No-Bikini Atoll is the home tiki bar of Noland and Sarah in Reno, Nevada. They created the bar in a small room in their basement in June 2017. The bar's name is a wink to the famous Bikini Atoll, inspired by an old tattoo the couple spotted, and not the gag seen in a Beanie & Cecil cartoon. The couple has been collecting for 15 years, and this 144-square-foot space has been the first time they've been able to decorate a room in their home into something cohesive.
They have pulled inspiration from several commercial tiki bars of importance to them: dim lighting and plastic foliage inspired by Portland's Jasmine Tree
history
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and The Alibi
classic
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, intimacy like Los Angeles' Tiki-Ti
classic
Tiki-Ti
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9.4
, nautical nods to San Francisco's Smuggler's Cove
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, and layered mystery like Southern California's Bahooka
history
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and Las Vegas' Frankie's Tiki Room
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.
The room has a netted ceiling with floats, vintage leis, and other flotsam. There is a rattan aquarium with a puffer fish lamp inside. The bar was framed out of used pallets, with a top covered in diner vinyl. There is a vintage rattan table with seating for four, and a more intimate corner space with seating for two more.
The room holds one of the more complete collections of Trader Dick's
history
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mugs and other assorted ephemera, some of which were loaned for a museum display on the history of John Ascuaga's Nugget casino.
The music includes Exotica, space age bachelor pad music, and other swinging sounds, piped in from a series of hidden speakers. The couple uses the room to escape the desert heat, entertain friends, and mix drinks as complex as Don the Beachcomber classics and as simple as beer.
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