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KELBO'S - LOS ANGELES, CA IS OUR T-SHIRT FOR MARCH
Kelbo’s, named after owners Thomas Kelley and Jack Bouck, was a small and very successful chain of 5 restaurants in Los Angeles. Opened in 1947, the habit forming ribs were famous, their cliental was famous, and people flocked to the Coco Bowl room to dance to big band music. The cocktail menu had more than 71 tropical drinks including a section for just “flaming fun bowls.” The decor was designed by famed tiki designer Eli Hedley, and everything from quintessential thatch and net covered glass balls to quirky lamps made from guitars and a sea anemone made from a circle of keys.
A few interesting tiki tidbits;
- Tonga Hut in North Hollywood has a lamp from Kelbo’s.
- At the bottom of the original Kelbo’s t-shirt, it said IItywimwybmad" which stands for “If I tell you what it means will you buy me a drink?”
- The Go-Go's had a record label signing party at Kelbo’s in 1981.
The original location on Pico Blvd., became a strip club in the 90s and is now rumored to be torn down for an apartment complex.
For more history on Kelbo’s, check out this story http://blog.modernmechanix.
This T-Shirt is available for Pre-Order until February 29th, and will be produced and shipped mid February.
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Limited Supply of Tiki Bar T-Shirts from This Year
The Reviews are In!
Bonnie H. - Subscription Club Member
I really love the vintage look of the Tiki Bar T-shirts I get every month. I ordered the vintage coasters for my tiki bar and the quality of the images are surprisingly good. Bravo! Also, I thought I was missing part of an order (found it hiding behind a planter) and got a quick response even though it was my mistake and I was treated with kindness. So appreciated. Love the different tiki bars and I want send in a suggestion for one that was in my town when I was a kid. Great job!
Nicholas B. - The Luau - Beverly Hills, CA
You would not be reading this if you did not like the graphic, so I want to talk about the quality of the shirt, it is a very high quality and soft t shirt, washes well, and is just a joy to wear, I am looking forward to ordering more shirts from her
Nicholas T. - Trader Dick's - Sparks, NV
Great shirts! - Loving my new tiki bar shirt, fits great, extremely comfortable, design is well printed and have already received several comments from people wondering where I got it! I will definitely be ordering from Tiki Bar T Shirt Club again in the future!
Bud B. - Tiki Bob's - San Francisco, CA
Awesome Shirt! - Fantastic customer service. Great graphics. Fast shipping. I will be buying again!!!!
Kevin B. - Tahitian Lanai - Papeete Bar
Tiki Time Machine - Until my tiki time machine is perfected these shirts are the next best thing to being at these iconic places. They transport you to iconic places in style and comfort. Now if you could only figure out a way to ship me a mai tai with each order it would be perfect!
Emily A. - South Pacific - Lania Bar & Lounge - Hallandale, Florida
Awesome Shirt! Not only does the shirt have an awesome, vintage Tiki Bar design, but it is a soft, comfortable shirt. It is not the stiff, scratchy kind so often sold.
Chanda S. - Driftwood Room - LA - Subscription Club Member
I was very happy to find the Tiki bar T shirt club from the Zen Tiki Lounge. I decided to give them a try before subscribing. I am absolutely thrilled with this shirt. So thrilled that I subscribed for 6 months while still wearing the shirt. These will definitely get some mileage during this year's Hukilau. And I will tell everyone where to get them
Frank E. - Subscription Club Member
These shirts are a joy. Every month brings something that is worth getting. The stories are almost as good as the shirts.
Kevin G. - Subscription Club Member
Great fitting shirt with quality art. I enjoyed the included history "fact sheet" of the Tiki Bar that is illustrated on the shirt!
Christopher S. - The Tropics
The shirt looks fantastic. Has very comfortable material and fits great.
Wayne S. - The Tropics
Quality of shirt and printing is always great! And the company is great to work with! Highly recommend! Thanks tiki of the month club!!
Jen B. - Subscription Club Member - The Makai Room - One of my favorites so far! This is my 5th purchase from Tiki Bar T-shirt Club and by far my favorite. Getting a little note about the history of the location is the icing on the cake. I only wish I could take time machine back to this place in its heyday. The reproduction of the art is just perfect. Love it!
Woody of WoodyMillerArt.com - Cannibal Cocktail Lounge - Great design, love this shirt!
Kurt B. - Subscription Club Member - I love the Tiki Bar T-shirt Club. It's always great to get a T-shirt in the mail from an old-school defunct tiki bar. Many of these closed spots are from the middle of the country so they haven't gotten the attention that larger tiki temples have received. It comes with a brief history of the spot. Oh and the tees are super comfortable.
Christopher S. - Waikiki Room - Not only does the shirt have a great design and look great but is so comfortable too. The material that's used is very comfortable and soft. I love this shirt. It's my first one but will not be my last!!
Jane S. - The Outrigger - I can't say enough good things, but I will try...the t-shirts are a bargain with their unique design and quality of seams and fabric. It's also really fun to see what design is coming next. It's Christmas every month!
Michael J. - Subscription Club Member - Great design, great fit. Already a regular in my closet
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