Los Angeles, California, United States
The Below Decks is the home tiki bar of Steven D. Matthews, in Los Angeles. The bar is in the former garage and patio of his home, and has now become the home's living room, with all entertaining beginning and ending there. The bar's focus is cocktails, well made ones, drawing inspiration from the works of cocktail experts Beachbum Berry, Dale DeGroff, Gaz Regan and Martin Cate. The bar's name is a nod to The Sailing Ship Columbia at Disneyland. Design-wise, Steven's inspirations include The Enchanted Tiki Room, Swiss Family Treehouse, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at Disneyland; Tiki-Ti; Trader Vic's; and Oceanic Arts. The current canine mascot of The Below Decks is his sweet Veda-Roux.