Carbondale, Illinois, United States
The Haole Roller's Tiki Room is the home tiki bar of Andrew Staff, built in May 2015 in Carbondale, in southern Illinois. The bar is located in the front room, a converted front porch, of his 1920 bungalow. Staff is a pastor, and a non-Hawaiian, and a lover of puns, which inspired the bar's name. Staff was heavily influenced by Foundation Tiki Bar in Milwaukee, and a Polynesian-Chinese restaurant from his childhood, Aloha in Dale City, Virginia.
The tiki room houses a collection of new and vintage tiki mugs, lights and lots of artwork. There is also some artwork from Lake Tiki Woodcrafts, vintage pieces, and pieces created by Staff himself. Staff plays lots of vintage Exotica records in the Tiki Room, and the room gets used by friends and family for hanging out and relaxing. Staff's children love the room, and he hopes they feel the same way that Aloha made him feel as a child.