Exotic drinks are best consumed in bars where an atmosphere, close to the flavors of beverages, is created. The ideal place for drinking the Tiki chiller would be the famous Tiki bars.
Simply, there is no more logical solution: Tiki bar for Tiki drinks. Tiki bars are exotic spots which serve a range of cocktails. They are made in accordance with the Tiki culture that has been developed in Polynesia (group of islands in the Pacific Ocean). Whereas Tiki bars find their main inspiration in the tropical culture of Pacific islands, they are filled with masks, textiles, wood carvings, torches, ornamental plants and tropical murals done according to Polynesian motifs. In larger Tiki bars one can find interesting fountains, waterfalls and even lagoons. An unwritten rule says that Tiki bars are made of bamboo, but they’re made from wood as well. The roof, however, must be made from cane. So, you will be able to recognize the real Tiki bar already from afar. Somehow it is understood that the bars are outdoors, but it is possible to make them indoors as well. It is mainly practiced by fans who live in cold regions and have the need to enter a space that reflects tropics.
It’s not hard to guess, Tiki bars are located on the sea coast or even better ocean coast. Most of these bars are in Hawaii. The conventional belief is that they had been originated there, but this is a misconception.
The first Tiki bars were built on the coast of California. Tropical houses which serve colorful drinks with more or less alcohol became a part of Californian culture, and from there the idea spread worldwide. In the 30s of the last century, the concept of Tiki bars was designed by the owners of two restaurants in California. It’s the famous restaurant Trader Vic’s, which is located in Oakland and Don the Beachcomber, in Los Angeles. However, this concept has remained local - Californian, until the idea is conveyed to Hawaii. There they opened one more restaurant and the story exploded and spread over the world. This happened after the end of the Second World War when the popularity of colorful cocktails began to grow. However, the famous LA remained the ideological center of Tiki bars. Their highly developed local underground scene has accepted these bars like the perfect place to hang out, so this aesthetic began to spread. The Tiki totems have become a mandatory part of styling. Totems have begun to be seen on earrings and necklaces, piercing jewelry was made...
Dirty Donny Gillies, the artist from San Francisco, accepted Tiki aesthetics and began to paint all that he found handy. He made brochures for Tiki bars, album and discs covers, he drew on t-shirts, posters... Those familiar with his art say that his drawing is fast, sparkling and amazing and even quote that he doesn’t have serious competition. His monsters that can be found all over the city are famous and his drawings are available for shopping on the Internet.
Many Tiki bars, which were opened around the world, look like the two cult restaurants (Trader Vic’s and Don the Beachcomber), but new restaurants were enriched in time with new themes.
Many Tiki bars, which were opened around the world, look like the two cult restaurants (Trader Vic’s and Don the Beachcomber), but new restaurants were enriched in time with new themes. The last big miracle is women dressed as mermaids swimming in huge glass pools. This is proof that Tiki bars can develop in incredible directions, it’s only necessary to include imagination and of course not to leave the basic concept - Polynesian motives and good fun.