GUIDE TO TIKI BARS AND CULTURE

whiskeyandwings December 10, 2017 0

When you step inside any of this nation’s great Tiki bars, you’re not merely walking on bamboo — you’re entering a world of escapism, where you can almost feel the ocean breeze through your (probably mostly unbuttoned) Hawaiian shirt. But sometimes, those arrays of Tiki masks can be a bit dizzying, so let’s take a step back and examine the Tiki trend. How did it come to be? What are those little umbrellas for? There are so many questions.

For this dive into Polynesian drinking, we picked the coconuts of prolific Tiki bar-builder Bamboo Ben and Blair Reynolds — owner of Portland, OR Tiki temple Hale Pele — for insight. We emerged with your quintessential Tiki primer. And, weirdly, a great tan.

tiki bar hale pele
ANDY KRYZA
trader vic's london
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