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Trader Vic's LA Clipper's Tiki Mug
kkocka
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Posted: 2013-12-11 10:26 am   Permalink

The complaints about Trader Vic's in DTLA never stop. It IS in a bad location and gets whored out for the sporting folk who just want a cheap beer or jack and coke.
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bongofury
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2013-12-11 5:35 pm   Permalink

I believe the "knock off mug" was made in Ventura. I was at a factory in a sketchy area that made archetectural pieces looking to have them fabricate a part for a damaged fountain at the Piru train station. The owner told me about the mug but couln't find one to show me.

 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2013-12-11 9:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-11 10:26, kkocka wrote:
The complaints about Trader Vic's in DTLA never stop. It IS in a bad location and gets whored out for the sporting folk who just want a cheap beer or jack and coke.




In other words, it is in a location where thousands of people looking for a drink walk by. If I owned a bar, it would be a good location.

I wish there was a perfect location for a Tiki bar, but history proves that except for the Mai Kai location, most locations prove only temporarily good.


 
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exquisitecorpse
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From: philadelphia
Posted: 2013-12-12 03:46 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-11 10:26, kkocka wrote:
The complaints about Trader Vic's in DTLA never stop. It IS in a bad location and gets whored out for the sporting folk who just want a cheap beer or jack and coke.


LA has to be the only place in the US where a bar is struggling in a location next to a sports complex and a concert venue selling over-priced drinks.

that said; DTLATV has great decent food, great drinks and excellent service.


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-12-12 06:04 am   Permalink

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On 2013-12-09 20:27, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Bastardo!



People going around saying "fuck Michael Corleone!"

Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in!


 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2013-12-12 06:27 am   Permalink

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On 2013-12-11 21:13, christiki295 wrote:
I wish there was a perfect location for a Tiki bar, but history proves that except for the Mai Kai location, most locations prove only temporarily good.



I would add the former Big Bamboo Lounge in Kissimmee, Florida, to a list of successful locations. While not an all-out tiki bar, I personally verified that they did have at least one tiki displayed at eye-level behind the bar. The location thrived -- until the roof was damaged by hurricane winds. Then it became entrapped in conflicts between squabbling family members until dealt a final blow by homeless folks who started a fire for cooking or for warmth and ended up partially burning the place. This former 3-bedroom home was converted to a drinking establishment and remains my most beloved low-key hole-in-the-wall. Both I and my liver miss the 'Boo.





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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2013-12-12 07:58 am   Permalink

[quote]
On 2013-12-12 03:46, exquisitecorpse wrote:
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LA has to be the only place in the US where a bar is struggling in a location next to a sports complex and a concert venue selling over-priced drinks.

that said; DTLATV has great decent food, great drinks and excellent service.



Actually, TVLA is now doing well. Both times I've been there, in the Spring & Summer,I had to wait for a seat in the Tiki Room and on one of those occasions, the outside patio also was sold out - before a Kings' game.

At the risk of dredging up the "Should Tiki be smaller and pure or diluted and bigger" debate, I'm ok with modifications to keep the doors open.

I do have one complaint: TVLA has not replaced its "Aloha" Mai Tai glasses, which have been used do much the color has rubbed off.

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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2013-12-12 1:33 pm   Permalink

I think it's a fantastic location. 1000's of people a day walk through that big complex. It may even inspire someone to become involved in the whole culture of tiki as we are. We had to start somewhere whether it was a song we heard, a mug we saw, a friend who told us, or a bar we went to that really piqued our interest.

 
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TikiVato
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From: Whittier, CA
Posted: 2013-12-12 5:19 pm   Permalink


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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-12-12 7:14 pm   Permalink

Seems to me that the " bone of contention” is the misidentification of the
“ L A clippers” on Ooga Mooga as a Tiki Farm product. i agree with TikiVato-The train is off the track!


 
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ron-tiki
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2013-12-12 7:53 pm   Permalink

There appears to be more than one impostor !! I wonder who's behind this?







 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-12-12 8:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-12 19:53, ron-tiki wrote:
There appears to be more than one impostor !! I wonder who's behind this?




I’m not a Clippers fan.
The mug in Holdens’s side by side is not a bad looking mug.
The green one is just awful-The blue not much better.
Cheers


 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2013-12-12 8:35 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-12 19:53, ron-tiki wrote:
There appears to be more than one impostor !! I wonder who's behind this?









The Imposter of the Imposter?

or.... The Imposters laborer who makes below minimum wage?
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ron-tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-12 8:47 pm   Permalink

We don't want no stinking impostors!!

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2013-12-12 9:19 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-12 20:47, ron-tiki wrote:
We don't want no stinking impostors!!



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