No-Bikini Atoll

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.

Reno, Nevada, United States
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Date Created
23 Apr 2020
Date Updated
16 Oct 2022
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