tiki bar


Definition of tiki bar 

: a restaurant or bar decorated in a simulated Polynesian theme that usually serves exotic cocktails

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However, the fun lasted only until the late 1960s, when tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants started to seem kitschy to a large majority. Kevin Hopper, idahostatesman, "Recipes survive gone-but-not-forgotten culture of 1950s," 2 June 2018 As many as four tiki bars operated during or near the 1960s in Detroit. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Boozy juice, mini umbrellas: Tiki bars return to Detroit," 20 Mar. 2018 Outdoors, a wooden deck contains an 80-foot-long tiki bar and bar stools overlooking Bangs Lake, as well as dining tables with views of the water. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Docks Bar and Grill in Wauconda," 6 July 2018 Also added to Mariner: A new Italian restaurant by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and a retro-chic tiki bar. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Royal Caribbean ups ante for short cruises from Miami with revamped Mariner of the Seas," 22 June 2018 The legendary–but slightly out of the way–Tonga Hut tiki bar pops-up in the heart of Chinatown for one night only. Brittany Martin, Los Angeles Magazine, "The Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week," 8 May 2018 While not physically on the beach, the property—comprising 11 rooms in two-story cottages—has the feeling of a secret garden shaded by palms and flowering bushes, surrounding a glimmering pool and tiki bar. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best New Hotels in the World," 1 May 2018 Twenty lagers on tap, five food trucks, tiki bar, silent disco, a live mural painting, vendors, games, chalk art competition, more. 208-344-0011, payettebrewing.com/lager-than-life. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "Big July Calendar: Month is lit with fireworks, comic con and the Canyon County Fair," 28 June 2018 Both have enjoyed a small influx of interesting local businesses — taco shops, tiki bars, even a micro-distillery that creates Florida whiskey (in a barn). A.d. Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Tavares/Umatilla Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018

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1980, in the meaning defined above

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: a bar or restaurant that is decorated in a Polynesian style

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