First, let’s get this out of the way: the outstanding bars on this list are not ordinary by any measure, but one… they are not tiki … Continue reading Ordinary Bars, Extraordinary Tiki Drinks
A thought crossed my mind today… in the past few years, most of the countries of western Europe have seen a tiki bar or two open: … Continue reading Where’s the Tiki in France?
A post on Gridskipper this morning by Abha Malpani has alerted me to a Spanish tiki bar I had not heard of before: Hawaika. For some … Continue reading Yet Another Spanish Tiki Bar: Hawaika
I learned on the Tiki Talk blog about Trader Vic’s intention of starting a new line of their restaurants, called Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Bars. They’re … Continue reading New Trader Vic’s Concept: Mai Tai Bars
Opening Sunday, April 16 and continuing through Sunday, April 21, Cafe Cantine in Amsterdam is showing a Tiki Art Exhibition. Featured artists include Southern California’s Tiki … Continue reading Amsterdam: Tiki Art Exhibition
The Washingon Post ran a piece on the tiki bars in Barcelona in yesterday’s Travel section. While the article shows the typical signs of a tiki-related puff piece (“tacky” rears its head in the title: “Barcelona Puts the Tiki in Tacky,” and I’m pretty sure that Martin Denny was not famous for his voice), the author is certainly one-up on me, as I haven’t made it to the tiki bars in Europe myself, yet. And it certainly feels good to see Tiki Central get a mention in the Washington Post. Barcelona Puts the Tiki in Tacky (registration req’d) [Washington Post] … Continue reading Washington Post Article on Barcelona Tiki Bars
From November 20 through December 18, 2005, the cafe/restaurant Patronaat in Haarlem, the Netherlands is hosting a tiki art exhibition. Featured artists are Angelique Houtkamp, Claudia … Continue reading Rock-A-Tiki Art Exhibition in the Netherlands