tiki bar


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Standing in as a Los Angeles tiki bar is Fountain Square’s Inferno Room. The Indianapolis Star, 3 Mar. 2023 The Davidson Resorts property draws guests with its bay-front suites, two pools, dock-to-dish dining, a tiki bar, and one of the only sandy beaches on the Keys. Matt Kirouac, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Jan. 2023 Another garden on her tour has more than 200 hostas, more than 200 daylilies, a backyard pond with two waterfalls, a paved patio, a large pond, a tiki bar and a beach house. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 May 2022 Under the agreement, LM will tear down the weathered beach bar within six months and replace it with Lucky Fish, a 6,000-square-foot restaurant, outdoor tiki bar and live-music bandstand, by the end of 2022. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 15 Nov. 2021 Simple, 1960s-era beachfront motel with a friendly staff; an affiliated restaurant and tiki bar are located across the street. Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2021 Meanwhile, Neon Moon, 2318 Second Avenue North in Birmingham, is the Alabama site for Sippin’ Santa, a Christmas pop-up with a tiki bar theme. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 28 Nov. 2022 The club’s immersive, tiki bar experienceis designed to simulate a swinging pleasure cruise in a submarine. Scott Feinblatt, Los Angeles Times, 22 Nov. 2022 More recently the Aloha Tiki Tours expanded downriver to Wyandotte as a third location to board a tiki bar boat. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 19 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tiki bar was in 1980

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“Tiki bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiki%20bar. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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