Kreepytiki Home Bar is the home tiki bar of Todd and Pamela Francis “originally“ in Charleston, South Carolina. We created the bar in our living room in February 2015, inspired by the works of Jeff "Beachbum" Berry. Nowadays we are located in Lexington, SC. We have a fully stocked rum bar with many homemade syrups and liqueurs, a tiki cocktail book library, art work and quite a few shelves of tiki mugs and bitters. During our tiki cocktail parties we project tiki themed movies onto our large format movie screen in the backyard.
This is our our Home Bar, Enchanted Reef, We moved house about 1 1/2 years ago into a period style Ranch house which was a lot of work to get back to a 1960's look, One of the many attractions of the house was an almost full size basement which is fairly rare here in the UK, Until recently it has been a dumping room for junk from the move etc, It has now been emptied and is ready for the return of our Home bar we have had in our old House, Our old one was in use for over 20 years and took up our whole lounge, The new bar still not finished but is now open and serving Drinks!, We also run our own Tiki and Vintage related websites. We have been into Tiki since the mid 1990's and have had a home bar since then and have been collecting vintage Tiki since then, When The London Trader Vic's shut recently we luckily managed to save some of the carpet and a few other pieces(Going through their bins late at night after they ripped it all out!) and have put some on the stairs going into the bar
Just a little place to relax among the relics.
Private home tiki bar in the northern suburbs of Chicago.
The Hut is the home tiki bar of Erich Troudt. The construction for the Hut was started in 2012, and the inside was completed in 2016. The Hut is in a freestanding 16' x 20' building in the backyard of Troudt's home. It is filled with lauhala matting, tapa, bamboo, and custom wood trim around the walls and doors, carved by Troudt himself. The hut houses a collection of over 300 mostly vintage mugs, 200+ Coco Joe's, Witco pieces, matchbooks, tourist tiki pieces and historical nautical pieces.
It has a Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room corner, bamboo furniture, barrels, fishnets, glass floats and many tikis, including a 7-foot-tall Maori piece from Jungle and Sea Imports, and an 8-foot-tall Papua New Guinea statue. Many of the tikis, shelf supports and other pieces were carved by Troudt's father. All the modern amenities such as wifi, television, audio/visual equipment, and a refrigerator are present but hidden.
The outside is currently under construction. Next to the hut is a lean-to with a "trading post" feel, featuring a cannon, lava rock, a large moai, ship lamps, nautical pieces and barrels. There will soon be a dock, a crashed boat, and more lava rock.
Tucked into a space in my living home museum of oddities and wonders, lies Trader Iggy’s Tiki Bar.
When my beloved ferret Iggy passed away, I made a vow to his memory that I’d make this a reality. Iggy was one of the OG “internet ferrets” in the early 2010s. He was best known for partying it up and living life to the fullest, consequences be damned. He entertained thousands of people world-wide in his heyday.
This bar is devoted to him and his attitude of “play now” and “eat-drink everything”. I’m always adding to it. The bar’s theme is adventure/mid century/Polynesian/jungle/pirate kitsch.
On Christmas Eve 1951, the S.S. Rankinbass set off with a cargo full of holiday decorations for an emergency delivery to the south seas. Unfortunately the vessel, the crew, and its cheerful delivery were lost in an unexpected storm, washed ashore on a remote atoll. The Enchanted Tibby Room was erected from the wreckage, continuing the cheerful holiday spirit and sense of celebration that could not be washed away by the sea.
The Enchanted Tibby Room began as a tiny corner of our living room. After receiving the gateway drug (AKA a copy of Martin Cate's Smuggler's Cove book) for Christmas in 2020, I started collecting rums, ingredients, and the occasional cool piece of glassware to practice making drinks with. The corner grew with a nice midcentury cabinet, some mugs and plants on display, and a fabulous custom sign carved by Tiki Tony.
In late 2021 we moved to a new house and property, which included a large Tuff Shed out back. The original intent was to store vintage holiday decorations (my other major passion) within the shed, but after putting some of them away that year I realized, hey. This would actually make an incredible tiki bar.
Beginning with the assembly of the back bar area in February 2022, the ensuing months were full of scouting for bamboo and wicker furniture on Marketplace/Craigslist, and lurking around all the best antique and thrift shops for vintage tiki ephemera. Although the bar is currently "complete" as much as a Tiki bar can ever be considered to be, it's constantly being refined and improved with new little finds and enhancements, such as the recent addition of thatching and bamboo edging along the doors.
The Kākau Canteen is a heavily-themed home tiki bar located in the Columbus, OH area. It draws inspiration from Trader Sam's, Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, and Adventureland at large.
The Forbidden Hole is the home tiki bar of Cool Breeze located in Omaha Nebraska. It can be found on Instagram using #theforbiddenhole or @the_forbidden_hole
The Liki Tiki Poker Lounge is a long labor of love for tiki drinks, tiki decor and of course, poker. Mid-century modern furniture provides a comfortable movie viewing area in front of the bamboo-faced & bamboo ceilinged bar, with a genuine talapa awning handcrafted from Oceanic Arts. Lots of tiki carvings and mugs constantly being added and evolving the area.
From the salty wreckage of shipwreck shoals to the rocky shores of hidden atolls, I bid you Welcome to Lost Island! Lost Island is home to The Green Spider Lounge & Casino, Castaway Sam's Tavern, The Longboard Lanai Bar & Grill as well as Lost Island Traders
Lalotai; Den of Monsters, is the home bar of Jonathan and Allison Chaffin, part of Horror In Clay World Headquarters. Home of Hundreds of tiki mugs with a heavy pop art and horror theme. Constantly evolving and changing, birthplace of Mugcrate and Inuhele; Atlanta's Tiki Weekend and the Atlanta Tiki Homebar Tour.
AKA: "The Tabu Tiki Lounge"
This is the home tiki bar of David "Duke" Carter and Amy Carter of Munster Indiana.
The Carters take the concept of a home tiki bar to another extreme. The entire lower level of their California modern-style home in Munster, Indiana, is a South Seas fantasy: thatched walls, bamboo wainscoting, bamboo furniture, hula girl lamps, framed Polynesian prints, tikis large and small, and a massive vintage mug collection, much of which is featured in their book, Tiki Quest: Collecting the Exotic Past (published in 2003 under David's tiki-collector pseudonym, Duke Carter). They call the basement the Tabu Tiki Room, the result of a long-shared obsession with tiki culture, especially its visually rich architecture and graphic design.
Hidden deep in the jungle, somewhere near the legendary Schweitzer Falls, this small oasis provides a respite for explorers venturing far enough to discover its secrets to trade exotic liquors and forbidden potions in exchange for a few tales of adventure.
Our small 8' x 12' bar in SF's foggy Sunset district.
Not that long ago, in a neighborhood not that far away… Tatooiniki started with an impulsive purchase of a large, beach-themed, inlaid-wood bar top—salvaged from a South Jersey mansion—in 2014, shortly after we moved to the Jersey ‘burbs from Brooklyn with our family.
We had nowhere to install it at that point, so it sat in a corner of our garage draped in some moving blankets. A couple of years later, once we had done some work to make our formerly-leaky basement watertight, we began the process of designing a bar around our bar top. Peter began building in earnest in 2018. The bar made its debut Labor Day weekend 2018 and has hosted monthly parties ever since, even as its decor and furnishings are constantly evolving.
An Eclectic collection of many years of rescued vintage treasures. Motto, "It's always warm at Lush Gardens"
The Fuzzy Smudge is the home tiki bar of Mark & Debbie Whitehead, created in April 2014 in their home in Olalla, Washington, just across Puget Sound from Seattle and Tacoma.
Regarding the bar's name: "When we bought the house, there was a grease and hair smudge on the floor in the Fortress of Solitude (the shop). There was a lot of discussion among us and our various friends about what it was. Some thought is was a rat, some a cat, some (including me) a squirrel, and one smart-ass said it was a wombat! I finally pointed out that it was my shop and my fuzzy smudge, therefore it was a squirrel. Sometime later, when we were trying to come up with a name for the bar, we both hit on the Fuzzy Smudge at the same time. So, the place is named after a dead squirrel."
The room's colorful look was inspired by bright aloha shirts. The decor is a mix of tiki, pirate, nautical and Navy elements. The room opens onto a patio, with a built-in music system providing music inside and out. Some of the lamps were made by Mark while recovering from heart surgery. There is a real shark (dead) hanging above the Shag-inspired doors.
The bar is a full-service bar, with over 180 drinks on the menu, including plenty of options for those who don't want a tiki drink.
In a galaxy far far away called Florida I search for Tiki, good grub, Disney Adventures, geek fun and a shot of Rum/Whiskey 😎👍🗿🌴🍹
The Tiki Atoll started out as just a corner of the bar counter that is between the kitchen and living room of our small Philadelphia apartment. A little space to store my rums, barware and some tiki mugs. During the pandemic lockdowns I started really learning the art of tiki mixology and so I decided to turn the space into a Tiki bar. Since we live in an apartment and can't do anything too permanent we opted for peel and stick wallpaper to add bamboo and color touches. I added photos and some of my paintings. Never complete but complete enough for now.
This is the home bar of "Spike" Matt Marble from the band, The Hula Girls.
Spike films a youtube videocast Cocktail Hour from the Breezeway every Friday night.
Located in Costa Mesa, CA.
In October 2021, when the Breezeway's roof sprung a leak and started caving in, Spike did a re-model during 2022 with an even more impressive entranceway, a higher roof with outrigger prow, bamboo & jade tiles reminiscent of Don The Beachcomber's original bar, and many other upgrades as well.
The Dusty Oasis is a semi mobile bar that was first built for Burning Man out of drops from the man build and other salvaged lumber back in 2018 by Trader Nick aka Disco. Since its creation it has moved around quite a lot mostly with forklifts and trailers. It now resides in a makerspace in Reno and sometimes comes out for special events.
Located in the heart of the urban jungle near our nations' capital....lies the TomAndrea Lounge.
I grew up loving the HuKe Lau in Chicopee MA. That was my not so Tiki introduction to Tiki. My house has a 3’seasons porch that we used for storage and I wanted to make it more is a living space. So with my wife’s permission I turned it into a Tiki Bar. During the pandemic it became an escape for my friends and I since it was the only bar experience we could have . It’s always a work in progress.
This is the home bar of tiki carver and artist, Kirby Fleming.
The Headhunter in San Diego is owned by Jonny & Ilze Guilmet.
The 18' tall A-Frame was already built when Jonny had Bosko come over and help design and build the fascia panels along the roofline and the crocodile head at the peak that really put it over the top. The orange underpanels under the roofline are hand-silkscreened from an old Bali Hai New Orleans menu cover graphic.
Jonny has festooned the interior and surrounds with 25+ years of collectibles, including an impressive collection of Bali Hai headhunter mugs along the back wall.
This bar has its own instagram account and was featured on a youtube episode of Jim Stacy's The Tiki Show.
This is the home bar of Adrian Eustaquio (Polynesian Pop) located in Corona, California.
It is also the home of his podcast, named after the bar, Inside The Desert Oasis Room.
Adrian is a long time Tiki enthusiast, active member in the Tiki community and avid supporter of the current Tiki revival, considered as one of the major influencers of the Tiki scene.
This is the home bar of Sean Elliott and Will Brattain.
It is a monster-themed bar with emphasis on the Creature from the Black Lagoon and Universal Monsters, but with several other collections curated throughout, including a vast array of Godzilla related collectibles, Rocketeer, and vintage monster boardgames, posters, action figures, and other collectibles.
The exterior portion houses an outdoor lanai area and thatched hut with bar. Also, a life-sized Doctor Who Tardis and Weeping Angel statues (Don't Blink!).
The interior ground level houses much more of their collections, even extending into the bathroom.
Thunder Cove is my home tiki bar and home office
Completed in 2022.
Step into a fully-functional tiki bar in a stand-alone 600 square-foot pool house. This home bar - Pearl's Hideaway - was built by popular tiki mug & lamp maker, tiki carver, and commercial & home bar builder Woody Miller. The bar features classic bamboo and matting wall coverings, vintage and contemporary tiki art and carvings, hanging lamps and Japanese fish floats, professional bar equipment, top-shelf rum collection on display in the back bar, and vintage rattan furniture. The house includes a guest bedroom and skull-themed bathroom.
My build has been slowed due to covid and other related projects....Its a work in progress folks.
This is the home tiki bar and residence of Sven Kirsten (Author of The Book of Tiki and other works), overlooking the Silverlake reservoir in the center of Los Angeles.
Rather than a single room, Sven's entire house is a dedicated museum to Tiki. From the Leroy Schmaltz Moai carving in his front yard, to the dozens of swag lamps on his front porch, Witco furnishings, Spanish Tiki Mug collection, and original artworks spread throughout his home -- Sven has truly created a tropical oasis in the heart of Los Angeles.
This is the home tiki bar of Jordan Reichek, an animator who worked on Ren & Stimpy starting with the pilot, and has continued to make a career in animation.
This bar is actually version 2.0, since the first Booze Cave was a temporary set-up in his rental home.
Pictures below are from 2017, leading up to his auction at La Luz de Jesus Gallery where he sold off a huge portion of his collection -- many of the pieces being purchased to outfit the new Max's South Seas Hideaway in Grand Rapids Michigan.
The centerpiece of the bar is a 19-foot-long wave-shaped bar-top with over 1,200 vintage matchbooks from Polynesian restaurants embedded in sand and epoxy resin. Also of note are the many swag lamps, including one that makes use of a sea turtle shell and has a resin fish inlaid into the shell.
The name was inspired by a painting done by Clee for me which was based on a Llama Witco magazine rack!
The Drama Llama Lounge came about when I saw the good 'base' for a home bar and just had to purchase it. I then had customer pieces carved for it from Bosko and Mischief Motu, re-upholstered it, carpeted the edges and base with the world famous PDX carpet, and did custom decal work on the bar top. Mixed together with decor, it fits perfectly into my cozy little studio apartment.
Vitu Waitui is a shipwreck of both nautical and tiki stuff washed up on to the hills of eastern San Diego. Vitu Waitui is ever evolving and seems to have a life of its own. This is the caretaker's second attempt at a home tiki bar. The first iteration was the Sharkbait Bar. Between rounds of cocktails in this nearly five hundred square foot lounge, visitors often enjoy billiards, video poker or classic arcade games.
Aloha Lounge is the home tiki bar of Tiki Carl and his wife Debbie, in Fox River Grove, northwest of Chicago. The lounge was created in 2005 in their basement. They were inspired by several local places: Hala Kahiki, The Bamboo Room, and the Paradise Club, where the couple had their first date. They were also inspired by their trips to the Hawaiian islands. The lounge houses their collection of tiki artifacts from their travels, and is used for entertaining friends and for their own tiki evenings.
This is the home bar of Rob Ripley, in Orlando, Florida.
Logo lettering by Ivan Castro.
I first started this build so that I might have my own escape from the stresses of reality. Unfortunately I don’t get to work on it as much as I’d like so the build has been slow. But it still serves as a nice little slice of paradise.
We have tiki parties twice a year and have been doing Quarentiki FaceBook live thru the pandemic. Built in bar in our den. The den is a sometimes Board Game room and sometimes Tiki Bar. Rum collection somewhere around 90
An Adventurous home tiki bar based in Edmonton, Alberta
My Tiki Bar is an elaborate annual pop-up re-skinning of my basement bar. Each year, I add new features and details to the build. I cover major surfaces with real bamboo panels, bring out my mugs, etc. for Tiki decor, and set up huge amounts of real and (mostly) silk tropical flowers and foliage. I install a rock fountain, working volcano, and my two talking robot parrots. I finish the effect with Phillips Hue lighting to bring it all together, as well as to facilitate special effect scenes coordinating with wind machines, the parrots, or the volcano.
Hale Manu is the home tiki bar of Mo and Justin Bird. They created the bar in their Nashville, Tennessee home in April 2012. The room had a major upgrade in 2016 when they covered the walls and ceiling around the bar with bamboo, reed and lauhala matting. In addition to the actual bar, the room houses their tiki mug collection and a seating area. The bar itself began as an ordinary bar that the couple stripped down, clad in bamboo, and added carved tiki corners by Lake Tiki. Lake Tiki also made a Hale Manu sign for the room's entrance. The couple found a Witco bar with matching stools and wall hanging on Craigslist, which now serve as a buffet. Craigslist also yielded three Witco knockoff tiki head stools which are used at the bar.
Things are always changing, however...most recently they acquired a giant Papua New Guinea mask and some of the mug shelving had to come down to accommodate it -- but totally worth it!
The Birds love to make drinks for themselves and their friends (favorites are Navy Grog and Jet Pilot), play records, and have an impromptu dance party now and again.
The first incarnation of this home bar started up in Portland, Oregon (in 2011-2015). We then moved back to Los Angeles and I expanded the space in the pictures you see here (from 2015-2023).
Unfortunately, I had to pack up for yet another move in 2023 and the Last Call Lanai will have to be re-invented yet again.
Enjoy the photos...
You enter the room through two wood-screened folding partitions that swing outward.
I have a wet bar and all my alcohol in the front room, so this is less of a functioning bar space than a lounge area to drink, hang out in, and where I can display all my tiki collectibles.
I have several swag lights. The puffer fish light I made back in my old Rumpus Room Days and the eyes are taxidermist glass eyes meant for a cougar! The other lights are vintage lucite spaghetti that I picked up here and there.
The rattan bar and stools I found up in Oregon.
The Orientalia style rattan hutch was found at the Pasadena City College flea market back in 2007 and I refurbished it up in Oregon and found an appropriately sized lower hutch to set it on.
Between the hutch and the fireplace is a 5-foot-tall carved Moai KavaKava Man that I picked up in Portland. I remember buying him for a great deal at a women's clothing shop my wife was checking out. I carried him three city blocks back to the car while passers-by cheered me on. That was a great day! Now he is my official mascot.
Thanks for checking out my space!
Backyard Tiki bar....built a shed with no "plans", for the sole purpose of being my home tiki bar to escape to.... Trying to turn my backyard into a paradise one project at a time.
This is a home bar build by Billy Crud (Crud-Tiki), entitled “Tikibuktu” for a government contractor friend.
It has African and Adventureland overtones with PNG, Maori, and Hawaiian carvings.
TikiJeffs, my backyard tiki bar, started with just four pallets nailed together with a plywood top and bamboo skirting around the bottom and for a roof. It was used so much for weekends and semi annual blowout parties that I decided to tear it down and rebuild it bigger and better to what you say now…
It was featured in Exotica Moderne Issue 20 (along with the Louisiana Tiki Festival), as well as in local publications (In Register & 225 magazine).