Review: The Golden Tiki - Las Vegas

Review: The Golden Tiki - Las Vegas

The Golden Tiki opened in July of 2015 so, compared to Las Vegas's other tiki bar, Frankie's Tiki Room, it's still fairly new on the scene. Most people will agree that the Golden Tiki feels quite Disney-like in all its details. There's music from Pirates of the Caribbean piped in right as you enter, there are "artifacts" on display throughout the place (much like at Trader Sam's), there's a talking skeleton on a pirate's ship, twinkle lights scatter the ceiling, and, probably our favorite of them all, there are Dole Whip cocktails...

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Tonga Hut's Tiki Wonderland - A Tropical Holiday Celebration

Tonga Hut's Tiki Wonderland - A Tropical Holiday Celebration

This past weekend, the Tonga Hut in North Hollywood held its 11th annual Tiki Wonderland event. We've never been able to make it out for this holiday celebration before so we were excited that our schedule was finally free this year! There was a lot to see and do as the Tonga Hut and the vendors on site filled the day with holiday cheer. Check out our brief recap!... 

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Review: Tiki-Ko - Bakersfield, CA

Review: Tiki-Ko - Bakersfield, CA

Lately, it seems as though a new tiki bar pops up in California every other week. Most of the time, they have been springing up in the big cities - San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego - so we were happy when Tiki-Ko opened up shop in a new location - Bakersfield. Since our good friend, Linda, lives in Bakersfield, this gave us a great excuse to visit her & to expand our tiki horizons. Want to know more? Take a step inside with us! 

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Review: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto - Walt Disney World

Review: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto - Walt Disney World

This past May, we were finally able to check out Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. We have been longtime fans of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland and couldn't wait to check out its east coast counterpart at Walt Disney World. While the bars share many similarities, they're not exactly alike which made our visit super fun...

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Mod Palm Springs - Weekend in Review

Mod Palm Springs - Weekend in Review

From October 21-23, we attended our 4th Mod Palm Springs. We've gone every year since it was started by Rory Snyder (who also runs Tiki Caliente). Each year it's hosted by Shag (Josh Agle) and it's meant to celebrate modernism (while coinciding with Modernism Week's Fall Preview). So what exactly does the weekend entail? We're here to give you all the details...

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Review: False Idol - San Diego's New Tiki Speakeasy

Review: False Idol - San Diego's New Tiki Speakeasy

Just last month, False Idol made its debut in San Diego. Once we heard that Martin Cate (of Smuggler's Cove fame) was one of the co-owners, we were super excited to check it out. We managed to snag a reservation on a weeknight so we made the trek down to San Diego from LA to see if it lived up to all of the hype we'd been hearing. From the decor to the service to the drinks, we're happy to say that False Idol is an extremely solid addition to the Southern California tiki scene. 

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An Inside Peek at the Rum Rhum Club

An Inside Peek at the Rum Rhum Club

As many of you know, we're big fans of the Tonga Hut and we've officially completed the Grog Log. Now that we've finally accomplished that year-long feat, we feel like we've graduated and can now partake in the monthly meetings of the Rum Rhum Club. We attended our first meeting on May 1 and didn't really know what to expect beyond getting to sample a few things (and we were pleasantly surprised to find that it was much more than that)...

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The Ultimate Guide to Completing the Grog Log at the Tonga Hut

The Ultimate Guide to Completing the Grog Log at the Tonga Hut

After a year-long journey of completing the Grog Log and drinking 78 different drinks at the Tonga Hut, we're ready to fill you in on all of our top tips! Read more to hear all about our experience and what we recommend doing if you decide to embark on this adventure...

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It's Our First Birthday!

It's Our First Birthday!

It's been exactly one year since we launched Modern Tiki Lounge! The past 365 days have been filled with so many tiki-filled adventures on our part and we've loved every part of it. One year ago, when I wrote the first post that was featured on this blog, I was beyond excited. Since then, our time running Modern Tiki Lounge has been filled with so many great highlights so I figured I'd share a few...

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Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Modern Tiki Lounge's Top 10 Posts of 2015

Just out of curiosity, we decided to take a look at our analytics to see which of our blog posts you liked most in 2015. Turns out this list sums up a lot of great events and experiences we had last year and we thought we'd share. Check 'em out in case you may have missed a few throughout the year! Working our way backwards...

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Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Top 10 Reasons to Stay at the Disneyland Hotel

Planning to stay at a hotel on your next trip to DisneylandIf you're looking for a magical Disney-filled getaway, the Disneyland Hotel is one of your best options to consider (and in our opinion, it's THE best). We've stayed there at least 5 times and every time we've absolutely loved it. Want to know why? Here are our ten favorite things about the resort - check 'em out...

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10 Tiki Oasis Tips (to Guarantee an Awesome Weekend)

10 Tiki Oasis Tips (to Guarantee an Awesome Weekend)

Our first Tiki Oasis this past August ended up being a great experience for us and we discovered so much about the event while we were in San Diego.  By the time it was over, we had arrived at some takeaways that we'll be sure to keep in mind in the years to come.  Here are our top 10 bits of advice for newcomers to the event...

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Tales of our San Francisco Tiki Adventure

Tales of our San Francisco Tiki Adventure

A while back, I wrote a post about the top 8 tiki destinations we wanted to check out in California. Many of them were located in and around San Francisco so, when we had a wedding to go to up there this past May, we decided to try to hit as many tiki bars as possible. We didn't get to as many spots as we had planned but we still had fun on our little road trip...

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Tiki Drink Recipe: Uh Oa!

Tiki Drink Recipe: Uh Oa!

This Tiki Mug Monday we decided to put our Trader Sam's Uh Oa! bowl to use in an attempt to recreate its signature drink. We started with the ingredients listed on the menu, tried to determine the right proportions, and after some adjusting and tasting, here's what we came up with (we think it tastes very similar)...

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