Reno, Nevada, United States
No-Bikini Atoll is the home tiki bar of Noland and Sarah in Reno, Nevada. They created the bar in a small room in their basement in June 2017. The bar's name is a wink to the famous Bikini Atoll, inspired by an old tattoo the couple spotted, and not the gag seen in a Beanie & Cecil cartoon. The couple has been collecting for 15 years, and this 144-square-foot space has been the first time they've been able to decorate a room in their home into something cohesive.
They have pulled inspiration from several commercial tiki bars of importance to them: dim lighting and plastic foliage inspired by Portland's Jasmine Tree and The Alibi, intimacy like Los Angeles' Tiki-Ti, nautical nods to San Francisco's Smuggler's Cove, and layered mystery like Southern California's Bahooka and Las Vegas' Frankie's Tiki Room.
The room has a netted ceiling with floats, vintage leis, and other flotsam. There is a rattan aquarium with a puffer fish lamp inside. The bar was framed out of used pallets, with a top covered in diner vinyl.