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The Dark Marq Room, Ripon, CA (home-bar) CLOSED
the drunken hat
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
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From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2004-11-03 2:37 pm   Permalink

Name:The Dark Marq Room
Type:home-bar
Street:
City:Ripon
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
here is a link to an album showing the birth of our tiki room the dark marq.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8BbtXLlozasMc

it is still not 100% complete (is it ever?) but i feel it is close enough to post. i will add some pics of the lanai when it is closer to completion. here is a before and after pic.





the ceiling is seagrass matting. looks great up there and is a staple in most vintage bars. but ....what a royal pain in the rear that stuff is. if i had to do it over again i would most likely use something easier to install. just a word to the wise.

we always serve tropical drinks in tiki mugs. my mixology skills are novice at best however my skills are improving daily(wow i guess i am a drunk). the menu includes the staple drinks as well as a few of our own drinks like the Under Tow and the Nutty Witchdoctor.

as we make improvements i will post more pics. we hope to have it "finished" by next spring.

if anyone has questions on how we did this transformation or would like to come by for a visit, please send me a pm. we would be more than happy to share or experiences and our room with folks that are interested.


Here is the like to the comments on Critiki.
thanks for the great comments!

http://64.81.235.211/cgi-bin/location.cgi?loc_id=500

mahalo for looking!






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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-11-03 2:53 pm   Permalink

I had the distinctive pleasure of visiting The Dark Marq Room.
It transports you in time to a better place. The drinks are great.
Your hosts are true ambassadors of the Aloha spirit.
If you ever have that rare chance to visit. Drop everything and paddle your outrigger to the Dark Marq Room.
The Dark Marq Room belongs in
Critiki

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Chongolio
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From: The Coast of Kauai
Posted: 2004-11-08 6:12 pm   Permalink

Good people and plenty of aloha. If you are ever given the opportunity to visit the Dark Marq Room. I would highly advise to do so. A nice little oasis in the sea of California inhabited by two gracious hosts with penty of artifacts to behold.

Chongolio

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ZebraTiki
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
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From: Enchanted Bay Area, CA
Posted: 2004-11-08 6:26 pm   Permalink

I especially like the "before" picture with the tiki cat with extra glow-ey eyes!

That looks awesome! Love the dark, cozy look of it! Amazing job, I'm sure it took many hours of hard work, but it looks fantastic.


 
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TikiHula
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2004-12-07 7:09 pm   Permalink

We visited the wonderful Dark Marq Room last weekend and I took a few photos. Check out the fun animation I did of Scott in his happy place

http://www.tikiroom.net/scott.html

Thanks for the rum tasting and great company, Scott & Colleen!
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tikicleen
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Joined: Nov 11, 2003
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From: ripon: almond capital yet no orgeat
Posted: 2004-12-07 7:48 pm   Permalink

mike, that is too funny! i love it! i especially love it when the trader vic's kava bowl mysteriously appears when scott appears. how does that happen? usually alcoholic drink vessels DISAPPEAR with scott's presence.

we absolutely loved having you guys over. so when are you moving out here again?



 
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KAHAKA
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Joined: Mar 03, 2003
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From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2004-12-07 10:20 pm   Permalink

hey, how can i get a copy of that pic? i want one to put in my gallery of lamp pics (the lamp looks perty good up there, tikicleen! hope you guys are happy!)

 
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Alnshely
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: Oceanside CA
Posted: 2004-12-07 10:50 pm   Permalink

Great Job Guys!!! Fantastic!!! I LOVE the ceiling, and I like how you did the walls. Just great, cool!!!
Al

Crazy Kids, 6 years ago I was going to have my bar finished in the Spring too.
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the drunken hat
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From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2004-12-08 09:00 am   Permalink

mike~ thanks for posting the pic! i too love the magic kava bowl. we had a great time with you two.

kahaka~ we love the lamp! it looks great. i don't have a pic or i would send it to you. check mike's site. he may have posted pics that you can copy to your shutterfly account there.
www.tikiroom.net. if that dosen't work then let me know and i'll take a pic and send it to you.

alnshely~ thanks for the kind words! but i wouldn't say it is done yet. there are a few more things to do! when are you guys coming up this way again?
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TikiHula
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From: SacTown
Posted: 2004-12-09 09:47 am   Permalink

I put the photos in the tiki gallery. Once you're viewing a photo you can click on it to see the original (bigger, much bigger) size. Mine are 2.8 megabytes each, so only do this if you have broadband.

Download any photos you like!
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the drunken hat
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From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2005-01-03 3:37 pm   Permalink

here is some pics of the awesome drape that was made with aloha by tikihula's girl alia! thank you so much for sewing this for us. we LOVE it!



here is a detail of the print.




edited to fix pics
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Tiki Royale
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2005-01-05 11:24 am   Permalink

DH,
Love the room, especially the backlighting on the shelf of mugs. Very sexy. How'd ya do it?
Aloha,


 
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the drunken hat
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Posted: 2005-01-06 12:03 am   Permalink

royale,

it is a standard red rope light ran behind the mugs. target had them in 18'ft lengths for $7. thanks for the "provacative" comment.

dh
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Posted: 2005-05-15 11:07 am   Permalink

here are some updated photos. between a trip to OA and oasis we've collected several new items(including the drink contest trophy. damn that thing is huge!).

some of the pics are of tikis that are not yet house-broken.






this is an OA piece

on the door is a gecko panel and on the floor a new tiki tony


this is one of poly pop's sign


here are some oasis purchases bosko, mt bumatay and a couple of those cool munktiki stacker mugs


another OA piece


a "swingin" tiki from tiki tony


our first real tiki! also by tiki tony


this is our biggest tiki at 5 1/2' this is by jungle trader.


and last but not least a couple of tikis by seamus.



i've been working on a bigger bar. when it is done i will post some pics of it as well.

mahalo for looking!

edited to fix a pic
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2005-05-15 11:13 am   Permalink

Yo TCer's, if you haven't seen the Dark Marq room, you're missing out. I was just there again Friday night. Very relaxing, good conversation, just what the docta ordered. The drinks were superb. Mahalo Hat and Cleen.
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