Set 4 - Four Tiki Bar Coasters
We are proud to introduce a new selection of Coasters featuring our T-Shirt designs. This Fourth set includes four Tiki Bar designs, spanning from May through August 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:
Hawaiian Isle & Inn
In 1967, Leo Frank opened The Hawaiian Isle & Inn along the Sunny Isles area of North Miami Beach. The Inn featured an iconic shingle-clad primitive hut over the main entrance as well as the hard to miss huge back-lit mask with glowing green eyes to the right.
Inside a talking parrot greeted the guests among the images of Polynesian deities and Witco carvings and tikis. Inside the Tiki Showroom & Cocktail Lounge you could enjoy the floorshow featuring hula and other South Seas dancers while sipping on a $1.95 Island Sling, Zombie or Doctor Funk. It’s not clear when the Inn closed, but today that location is a high-rise condominium complex called Pinnacle.
While researching the Hawaiian Isle & Inn, I came across an old home movie filmed at the Hawaiian Isle, featured here. There’s some great stories and articles found on the site as well.
We are unable to determine when The Tropics closed in the 60s, but you can keep The Tropics memory alive with these coasters.
In 1964, Robert & Peggy Judge opened Judge's, Beyond the Reef in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The Judges added an A-frame entrance to the original log cabin exterior and 3 towering palm trees that invited you into the warm Polynesian atmosphere of the Reef. The restaurant had three separate areas: The Banyan Room for dining featured a Hukilau Sailboat salad bar, The Reef Bar had a painted mural of Maui’s Kihei Beach, and The Wiki-wiki bar was located in the Lanai and served drinks like the Sneaky Tiki with collector’s mug for $3.50. And if that wasn’t enough, there was a Hawaiian dress and gift shop.
The second owners, Frank Schuster and his wife, took over the establishment in the late sixties and operated it as Beyond the Reef until selling to El Sombrero Mexican Buffet in 1987.
Kahuna Lounge - Mai Tai
When they said “Knobby goes Polynesian.” they knew what they were talking about. William A. “Knobby” Knoll owner of 2 Knobby’s restaurants in Indianapolis Indiana in the 1950s - 60s, transformed his Shadeland Knobby’s into a veritable South Seas Paradise and renamed it as Mai Tai. It featured an A-frame roof, thatched walls, grass huts, paintings, spears, swords, coconuts, exotic lighting and relaxing entertainment by singer-guitarist Eddie Mack.
Inside, The Kahuna Lounge featured the colorful and most delightful Polynesian libations like the Pago Passage, the Rattlesnake Revenge and the Back-scratcher. With just one sip you’d find it easy to imagine you’re in Hawaii! We believe it changed owners in the late 60s and only lasted only a few years before it closed down.