We are proud to introduce a new selection of Coasters featuring our T-Shirt designs. This third set includes four Tiki Bar designs, spanning from January through April 2017.
These 3.75" x 3.75" x .125" Coasters feature a high gloss top and a cork bottom that protects furniture surfaces and prevents sliding. - Free Shipping included!
This set includes:
Ren Clark’s Polynesian Village
It was inside the Western Hills Hotel in Ft. Worth, TX where Ren Clark’s Polynesian Village existed in the 50s and 60s. The Polynesian Village contained four rooms, the Tahitian, Hawaiian, Samoan Hut and the Cannibal Cocktail Lounge decorated with tapa cloth, floats, lights, thatch, bamboo and peacock chairs.Unfortunately, The hotel burned down in 1969.
In 1967, Detroit welcomed it’s newest luxurious restaurant, the $2.25 million Mauna Loa. The exterior featured a waterfall that rushed down a hill of volcanic lava into a lagoon surrounded by flaming tiki poles and seven palm trees. Inside, the Monkey Bar featured heroic island figures, authentic tiki carvings, glowing blowfish and an enormous war canoe from Samoa.
The Kon Tiki
In 1961, The Kon Tiki opened in the Sheraton Hotel in Cleveland. Inside you would have found a profusion of plants with the walls decorated with tapa cloths, carvings, ancient weapons, shields, Tiki gods and a waterfall filling the pool. The food and drink included many exotic and unique specialties that offered unfamiliar delights to the diner or table-traveler.
If I had been there, I think I would have splurged for the most expensive cocktail, The Zombie for $2.25. The Kon Tiki closed in 1976.
The Makai Room Mar Vista Lanes was built at the peak of the golden age of bowling in 1961, and was designed by famed architects Armet & Davis. It featured a Tiki Bar cocktail lounge, the Makai Room, that was inspired by the 1958 best-seller Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island.
Through a small A-frame entrance from the street, you could find The Makai Room. The bar featured Charlie Ross at the piano and a tiki statue in the corner guarding the entrance to the coffee shop. There were originally three six-foot wooden statues, but two were stolen soon after the bowling alley opened.
Unfortunately, the bar was remodeled in the mid 70s and the last trace of the Easter Island motif was the wooden Tiki holding up the southwest corner of the building.