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The Husband Killer or Island Chief, It's All Spurlin to Me

The Husband Killer or Island Chief, It's All Spurlin to Me
One of the earliest mugs photographed at the height of the 60’s Tiki craze in the U.S. was the “Husband Killer”. Not only was it featured in Life Magazine, but this amazing mug has earned a spot in the "Holy Grail" case at Oceanic Arts. 

Bahooka: The “Wingdingiest” Restaurant Around

Bahooka: The “Wingdingiest” Restaurant Around
With over 100 fish tanks and amazing tropical decor, Bahooka is one of L.A.'s most missed Tiki bars.

A Cannibal Trio Invites You to Lunch

A Cannibal Trio Invites You to Lunch
Ok, first off, when it comes to cannibals you don’t get much cooler than these 3 bad boys. Somehow they’ve managed to weave their way into tiki/Polynesian pop culture more than just about any other man-eater. 

Kahiki Fireplace of Mystery

Kahiki Fireplace of Mystery
Today we take a trip back to the mother ship of tiki bars – The Kahiki Supper Club in Columbus Ohio It reportedly cost $1 million to build in 1960 and, with 560 seats, was the largest Polynesian restaurant in the U.S.

Don’s Swordfish Lights the Way

Don’s Swordfish Lights the Way
The center of that magic was of course the “Dagger Bar”, but there was also the “Coconut Bar” as well as the “Hidden Village” in the back. The drinks were strong and included many of the potions made famous by the original Donn Beach himself, including the Zombie, Mai Tai, Scorpion and 151 Swizzle.