Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
The Mermaid Lounge is the home tiki bar of Joe in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He created the bar on the front porch of his home in March 2012. The lounge is operational from late spring to early fall, but in the winter months the decor moves indoors. The name comes from Joe's fascination with mystical merfolk. It began with one tiki mug and a sign found in a second hand store that said "The Mermaid Lounge," to which he added the atmospheric music of Exotica and Hawaiian albums. As his collection of mugs, signs and other small items has grown, he's found further inspiration from nearby Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge, tiki books, and locations in Critiki. Joe uses the space for entertaining family and friends, and plans to continue to grow and expand the collection and the space.