Wally Burnett opened the Mecca Bar in 1946 in Fairbanks, Alaska, and in 1958 he added Tiki Cove in the basement. The bar featured an original mural with trees and a mountain range, some tapa cloth designs and fish net. The tikis were bolted to the floor to keep them safe from thieves. It’s been said that you could enjoy the cocktails and the delicious Chinese food in the privacy of a rickshaw table. The bar also featured a clamshell phone booth, which I wish I could have found a photo to share.
Tiki Cove relocated out of the basement of the Mecca bar in 1977 into the top floor of the Polaris Hotel where it didn’t last long.
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