Any Tiki Type Bars In Florida?

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Any Tiki Type Bars In Florida?

Postby LeanaJo » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:20 am

I'll be moving to Florida next year and was wondering if there are any retro-vintage type/tiki bars there?

Thanks a million.... :cheers: :wink:
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Postby Futura Girl » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:26 pm

Hey LeanaJo,

so nice to have you on the forum. welcome aboard!

Now- i'm gonna direct you to another forum :-)
Tiki Central is run by a pal-o-mine, and you will find lots of good tiki tips there - including for tiki bar just about everywhere... (they're linked at the bottom of most pages. )

one of the the holy grails of tiki bars is in ft. lauderdale. the Mai Kai - search for that one. Also the hukilau produced by another talented pally gal, Tiki Kiliki, is an annual not-to-be-missed event in FL.
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Postby LeanaJo » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:48 pm

Thanks a million, Futuragirl.

I found one in Daytona Beach, Florida (where we'll be moving to). It's called McCormick's, but they do have a tiki bar inside. It's in one of the resort hotels there. But I'll keep looking for more soon.
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Postby ch » Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:45 am

The Mai-Kai in Ft. Lauderdale is as out there as you can get:

And look, the upcoming annual Hukilau (whatever that is) is coming June 10th.


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Postby egads » Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:34 am

According to Wikipedia, a Hukilau is a way of fishing as a group. Using nets lined with leaves, a large group would cast and then pull in the net. Everyone participating would share in the bounty.

Now it means a festive beach gathering.

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Postby Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:59 am

I totally agree that Tikicentral is the ultimate tiki resource, but if you're interested here are some tiki places we visited during our most recent Retro Roadmap vacation to Florida. One for each side of the state!

The Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale FL

The Bahi Hut, Sarasota FL

Retro Roadhusband and I had a great time at both!
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