Roundup post! Pitch in and help!
I want to help you connect with tikiphiles. The Upcoming Visits feature on Critiki has been working great for that—I’ve been meeting wonderful people, and I’ve heard from many of you that your tiki travels have been greatly enhanced by meeting folks using Upcoming Visits. Cool! I love it when a plan comes together.
(Unfamiliar with Upcoming Visits? It’s simple: on Critiki, you can share that you’re planning a visit to a tiki bar, so the locals and anyone else in town at the same time can meet up with you. If you live near a tiki bar, you can ask to be notified any time someone shares an upcoming visit to that location. It’s super easy and effective.)
But I’m into casting a wide net! Naturally, Facebook is another great tool for connecting with tiki folks. Tell me about the tiki Facebook groups that have a regional focus, and I’ll add them to this handy reference list.
A request: don’t use this as a checklist of places to promote your event or stuff you’re trying to sell. No one likes that. Spam is for musubi.
Tiki Vancouver (Vancouver, B.C.)
Sacramento Ohana (Sacramento, California)
Santa Cruz Tiki Enthusiasts (Santa Cruz, California)
LA/OC Tiki (Los Angeles and Orange County, California)
SD Ohana (San Diego, California)
Tiki AZ (Arizona)
Denver Tiki Tribe (Denver, Colorado)
MN Tiki (Minnesota)
MOKANtiki (Missouri, Kansas, and other midwest states)
Tulsa Tiki Tribe (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
Texas Tikiphiles (Texas)
Tiki Michigan (Michigan)
Tiki Ohio (Ohio)
Pittiki (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Philly Tiki (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Tiki Thirstday (greater Washington, D.C. area)
Gulf Coast Tiki Room (US states along the Gulf of Mexico: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida)
Florida Tiki (Florida)
Tiki Ohana Jax (Jacksonville, Florida)
Brevard Tiki (central Florida coast)
Tiki Night in Canada (Canada)
I hope this helps you make new friendships and have more great tiki experiences! I know there has to be more of these locally-focused tiki groups out there—tell me about them, and I’ll add them to the list.