My interest in tiki began around 2007 and became a full-blown obsession a year later, and naturally sequed into tiki mug & ephemera/book and art collecting, cocktail-making, hunting for witco, midcentury modern furniture and decor, exotica & jazz lps, clothing, et al in the wild and online. The husband and I now plan all of our vacations around tiki bar visits, have attended Tiki Oasis a couple of times and plan to visit many other tiki bars and attend some of the smaller events around the country in the future. Our home tiki bar/den is a work in progress but we plan to up the ante in the next few years. Beyond excited for the opening of TikiCat here in Kansas City, the first authentic tiki bar weve had since Trader Vics closed in the 90s.
TikiMonkey has been to 28 of the locations in Critiki: