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The Bahooka is closing their doors March 10th
tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-02-25 7:42 pm   Permalink

"Tiki bars are a lawless place !!"
I hear that, what with all the cut throat menu theives.

Would like to see the place, but it's already gone.
Saw this play out once before at Kahiki.
But the best time I had at the Kahiki was when on one was there.
Me and bartender Skip, it was awesome, so quiet just great!
Then at the end madness, packed with young hip folks that
were just the types I went there to avoid.
Not the Tiki mag party, but the months leading up to the last
night party that was very cool.
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-02-27 10:46 am   Permalink

This is from their website, I didn't steal a menu. I'm sure their website will be shut down soon after closing. It's got a lot of pictures and information on it that should be saved. http://bahooka.com/




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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-02-27 12:05 pm   Permalink

I dunno, is there really any ephemera, flotsam & jetsam, or even Tikis that are considered good Tiki art (aside from its strictly sentimental value) at the Bahooka ?

To me, the Bahooka was always about the sum of its parts rather than as a treasure chest of noteworthy Tiki booty (unlike the Hala Kahiki or Mai Kai). I don't think I need a plastic parrot.

I know this sounds bad but probably the only thing of iconic or historic value might be to have Rufus mounted like a prize trophy (Sorry Rufus).


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-02-27 12:26 pm   Permalink

I obviously concur, Bahooka never had a well executed menu design, or any such ephemera:

Quote:

On 2013-02-22 14:34, bigbrotiki wrote:
That's pretty funny...WHY !? Those menus were really not such great examples of Tiki art. I think it was more the regulars there that took them, the families that have been coming there for years who wanted some memento from the place they loved, Tiki or not.



It's pretty silly what people clamor to get their hands on just because the place is closing. I like your description of Bahooka being about the sum of its parts: One fish tank by itself would just be a couple of sheets of glass glued together, it is their sum, and the sum of nautical jetsam and flotsam that makes the place. The only thing rare and hard to come by for the Tikiphile are their resin fishnet float lamps, and they are only gonna sell those with the whole lot.

That said, I sheepishly admit to buying a skanky, abused plastic Tridacna shell bowl for ten bucks after lunch yesterday. Purely for said "sentimental value", nothing to display in my museum. So I herewith forgive all you foolish fan boys and girls who bought one of those dreaded plastic parrots


 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2013-02-27 1:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-27 12:05, JOHN-O wrote:
I dunno, is there really any ephemera, flotsam & jetsam, or even Tikis that are considered good Tiki art (aside from its strictly sentimental value) at the Bahooka ?

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Agreed. But there are a few Tikis worth considering.

I wouldn't mind owning these:



Although not a style I'm fond of, if someone gifted me some of the ones at the bar, I'd probably keep them.



 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-02-27 1:30 pm   Permalink

And that AQUARIUM bar, what a great concept! I agree, of all the nouveaux Tikis that have been but up at Bahooka's since the dawn of the Tiki Revival, those are really nice, they totally could be vintage. I don't even know who made them, kudos the the carver!

I don't need much, I'd take this guy



 
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Gunga Galunga
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Posted: 2013-02-27 4:02 pm   Permalink

I finally checked this place out the other day. There was a 45 minute wait for food, so we skedaddled over to the bar. I agree, the aquarium bar is a fantastic idea. Sampled the Monkey Business, Grenade with the Pin Pulled, Zombie, and Blue Hawaiian. The exotic ribs were tasty, the cheese and crab stuffed fried shrimp were good, but my overall impression when it came to the drinks was:



 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-02-27 4:24 pm   Permalink

Well soon the place will be gone forever so you won't have to put up with drinks that don't meet your high standards.

Edited for spelling.

[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2013-02-27 16:30 ]


 
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Or Got Rum?
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Posted: 2013-02-27 4:58 pm   Permalink

Oh, I wish I could be in California on 3/10...John O, despite your brave face I sense you are becoming a wee bit cantankerous...obviously for justified reasons. Okay, What is a Grenade w/ the pin pulled? I know, I'm in the Dairyland, don't ya know. OGR

 
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Jareth Cutestory
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From: Balboa Towers, Newport Beach CA.
Posted: 2013-02-27 5:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-27 16:24, JOHN-O wrote:
Well soon the place will be gone forever so you won't have to put up with drinks that don't meet your high standards.

Edited for spelling.

[ This Message was edited by: JOHN-O 2013-02-27 16:30 ]



Because you have never criticized any places drinks, right?

Nice way to treat a new poster.


 
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chrisandsarahb
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From: Cucamonga, CA
Posted: 2013-02-27 5:34 pm   Permalink

A look back at some old footage of the Bahooka 2010 Mug Release Party. Apologies for the poor quality, we had no idea what we were doing in those days

Bahooka 2010 Mug Release Party:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhMER0tmdis

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-02-27 5:41 pm   Permalink

Chris,

You have come a long way since then, but I love the old school footage. That was a great Bahooka event, thanks for capturing it.

DC


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-02-27 6:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-27 17:33, Jareth Cutestory wrote:

Because you have never criticized any places drinks, right?

Nice way to treat a new poster.


Oh I've criticized plenty of place's drinks, just not when a Tiki bar was lying in its death bed. I thought the picture a bit much, like rubbing salt in the wounds. Anyway, drinks were always besides the point at the Bahooka.

Gunga Galunga, come on out to the Bahooka on March 10th. We will drink straight bourbon.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-02-27 8:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-27 17:33, Jareth Cutestory wrote:


Because you have never criticized any places drinks, right?

Nice way to treat a new poster.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99CTxJoFcIo

You are going to get the worst anyplace has to offer at the end like this.
With being so busy, and hey now your outta work in a few weeks.


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-02-27 8:52 pm   Permalink

I think we all know that we don't go to the Bahooka for the cocktails....right?
It's for the middle aged cougar hook ups, Yea Grog knows what I am talking about!





 
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