a.k.a. Bahi Hut Cocktail Lounge Marquesan Tiki Mug SLTD
This mug is styled after the two flanking 8' Marquesan tikis carved in 2017 by Jeff Chouinard for the refurbishing of the Bahi Hut and placed outside their front entrance. The Bahi Hut, built in 1954, is one of the nation's oldest tiki bars, and the oldest in the state of Florida. It is a totally intact mid-century tiki bar. Their mai tai is a notorious local legend and either folks love it or hate it because of its strength and tart taste. The glaze is old school glossy on the outside, and has an interior glaze to mimic the color of their mai tai, which goes from an orange red to red as it gets deeper. The back features the line art logo of the torch-lit sign, as originally drawn by famous illustrator and fine artist Thornton Utz and was on their napkins until the early 2000's when the original order of the napkins from the late 50's finally ran out. Below that is the name "Bahi Hut" in the driftwood logo from the front of the building.