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What the World Needs Now Is…Tiki?

The tiki-bar comeback is in full effect—and it couldn’t have come at a better time.<p>“Some people think of tiki as ironic,” Martin Cate says. “But for …

Alcohol

Where Do Tiki Bartenders Buy All Their Tropical Shirts?

Whether you're looking to stock up yourself or just genuinely curious.<p>Imagine walking into a bar where the drinks are garnished with fresh orchids and the wallpaper is awash in palm fronds; where bamboo and ceramic macaw mugs filled with rum transport you straight to a tropical paradise.<p>Now imagine …

Resurrecting Tiki’s Lost Rums | PUNCH

He’s blocked out the exact date from his memory, but at some point in the mid-1990s, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry­—one of the godfathers of modern tiki—had …

Rum

These are the Best Tiki Festivals in America

The Hukilau, Fort Lauderdale, FL<p><b>June 6-10, 2018</b><br>This East Coast tiki fest is about to celebrate it’s 16th year, and the 2018 celebration sounds like …

The Hukilau - The World's Most Authentic Tiki Event

Event Details:<p>This event is a five-day party bringing lovers of tiki culture together from across the globe. Learn to how to shake up your favorite …

Fort Lauderdale

How Foursquare Became the Pappy of Rum | PUNCH

As Peak Bourbon rolls on and Johnny-come-latelies hurl themselves at the latest Pappy and W.L. Weller releases, another ultra-premium spirit category …

Tiki Farm in San Clemente is riding the wave of tiki popularity

• These are the first 4 Tiki mugs made by Tiki Farm in San Clemente. The names of the mugs are, from left, Log, Dental, Stoney , Drinky. (Photo by …

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

Intel’s drone light show never got off the ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

They aired pre-recorded footage anyway.<p>Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its drone light show live during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the …

Drones

The 6 Budget-Busting Rums Worth Your Cash

You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top bartending and spirits industry …

There’s a 63-Year-Old Tiki Bar Hiding in This Hotel’s Basement

<i>A</i>bove ground, San Francisco’s esteemed Fairmont Hotel is every bit the prim, posh wonderland you’d expect. But if you ride the elevator to the …

Paris

Hawaiʻi's under-the-radar tiki bars, speakeasies and block parties

Sure, you can go to any hotel bar and find a decent mai tai, <i>mahimahi</i> sandwich and fries, but, sometimes, it's a better idea to search out the spots …

The Mai-Kai, a Tiki Mecca, Turns 61

On December 28, 1956, the doors of the Mai-Kai Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida swung open. Brother Bob and Jack Thornton had realized their …

12 Financial Goals For Each Month Of 2018

Implementing new financial practices at the beginning of the year is a great idea in theory. In practice, trying to overhaul your finances all at once might be too much. You don’t want to attack your finances with vigor on January 1 and then wear yourself out by January 10. Instead, you want to …

Personal Finance

This Diet Burns Fat Like No Other—and You've Probably Never Heard of It

The ketogenic diet is having a moment. Scientists are beginning to discover that this relatively little-known diet reduces inflammation in the brain, …

The one thing nutritionists want you to stop eating in 2018

Can you become healthier this new year simply by cutting out one thing from your diet? We posed the question to six leading nutritionists and received a range of interesting responses. Some of their choices are no brainers, while others are more surprising, and some highlight the importance of …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Tiki Festival Draws Hundreds

The Royal Kona Resort was where the action was at during day one of the First Annual Tiki Festival, Hawai‘i Island, held on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. …

Hawaii

The Return of Polynesian Pop

I walk onto the dark sand with my sandals dangling from one finger. The mai tai has gone straight to my head. It's been decades—four, in fact—since I …

Chocolate

Tiki Cocktails to Make You Forget It’s Getting Cold AF

Thanks to what we can assume is global warming, we have been enjoying summer-like temperatures long after we traditionally would. Then, for the …

Passionfruit

PUNCH | Recreating the Mai-Kai Tiki Bar's Bizarre Black Magic Cocktail

A longstanding bastion of tiki, Florida’s Mai-Kai bar is home to a number of iconic drinks and top-secret recipes, many of them copyrighted …

Mai-Kai cocktail review: The Black Magic emerges from the darkness as a true classic

Prior to the opening of The Mai-Kai in 1956, there were perhaps other icy cocktails that employed dark rum and coffee as key ingredients. But none …

There’s More to Classic Tiki Than Just Kitsch

Once associated with dopey midcentury kitsch, the elaborately decorated tiki bar is suddenly springing up everywhere, serving quaffable concoctions …

Great Depression

15 Not-Too-Sweet Rum Cocktails

Rum doesn't get the most love in the cocktail world—too many people have been put off by sickly-sweet tiki drinks made with bottom-shelf versions of the sugarcane-based spirit. And that's a shame, because quality rums, whether a crisp white, a caramelly dark, or a near-dangerously strong naval …

The Essential Tiki Drinks You Need To Try Before The Summer Ends

Call it a resurgence. Call it a reinvigoration. Call it the perfect escape. But whatever you do, don’t call it a trend. Tiki is here to stay, and here at Uproxx, we love a good tiki cocktail. That perfect marriage of rum, lime, sugar — with a little dash of pop-Polynesian magic — has popped up in …

The escapist history of tiki bars — and why the cocktail trend will never go away

But the retro cocktail trend, which took off in the sixties, once ruled the nightlife scene by providing Americans with an escape from the plummeting stock market and the stress of World War II-era life.<p>While bad tiki can easily go wrong, talented bartenders are restoring this tropical obsession — …

Mai-Kai Named Best Tiki Bar Of The Summer

Fort Lauderdale’s Mai-Kai was named the best tiki bar of the summer by <i>Coastal Living</i> readers, and we’re sure our readers agree. After all, Mai-Kai …

Best Tiki Bars in the U.S.

Tiki culture emerged in the 1930s, pioneered by Tiki trendsetters Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic. The movement enjoyed a resurgence in the ’50s …

Tiki bar decor at home -- readers photos of their tiki style

So why is it that we all love tiki bar decor so much? It’s really quite ridiculous. I think it’s because we Americans just lurve to dress up. …