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Tiki-Ko: New Tiki Bar in Bakersfield, California

Bartenders at Tiki-Ko in Bakersfield, photo by Critiki member Pelvis
Bartenders at Tiki-Ko in Bakersfield, photo by Critiki member Pelvis
Entrance to Tiki-Ko in Bakersfield, photo by Critiki member Pelvis
Entrance to Tiki-Ko in Bakersfield, photo by Critiki member Pelvis

Bakersfield, you’ve got a new tiki bar! Tiki-Ko has opened at 1919 K Street, on the corner of Service Street. Critiki member Pelvis sent these pictures my way about a month ago when he attended a pre-opening party; I imagine they’ve added even more details to this already gorgeous space over the last month.

Booth and Witco at Tiki-Ko in Bakersfield, photo by Critiki member Pelvis
Booth and Witco at Tiki-Ko in Bakersfield, photo by Critiki member Pelvis
Souvenir Tiki-Ko coconut mug, photo by Critiki member Tiki Pants.
Souvenir Tiki-Ko coconut mug, photo by Critiki member Tiki Pants.

The new tiki bar is owned by longtime tikiphiles Roy Scarazzo and Sonya Gamargo. The interior was designed and built by Danny “Tiki Diablo” Gallardo, and features vintage Witco pieces, beachcomber lamps, turquoise blue upholstery, and artwork from Tiki tOny. Future plans call for the bar to expand to include a lower level. There is a souvenir coconut mug with Tiki-Ko’s logo and tagline, “A shady place for sunny people.” See more pictures at the Critiki listing for Tiki-Ko—mahalo to Critiki members Pelvis and Tiki Pants for sharing early photos. Get to Bakersfield to check it out for yourself, and add your own ratings and pictures to Critiki!

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