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The Rendezvous... Kenosha, WI now open!
Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-07-25 10:57 pm   Permalink

My report follows below...

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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2005-07-26 07:38 am   Permalink

When is the Grand Opening party?
What is the address?


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
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From: HELL
Posted: 2005-07-26 08:28 am   Permalink

yeah!! don't tease us with it!!! who wants to wait around for pics when we can see it firsthand at the opening!!

 
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Maori_man
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Joined: Nov 23, 2003
Posts: 190
From: Portland, Oregon
Posted: 2005-07-26 08:46 am   Permalink

I sure as hell hope all that cool stuff is out of reach of your average I don't give a damn bar goer. I would hate to see it disappear on them right after opening. Very cool looking place!

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ted tiki
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From: minneapolis
Posted: 2005-07-26 09:45 am   Permalink

Give us some details please. I could make over for the opening party.

 
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-07-26 09:52 am   Permalink



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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-07-26 2:54 pm   Permalink

Lake, Your hard work really looks great. The new bar is lucky to have you on board . Congrats!

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-07-27 01:08 am   Permalink

Cool dude. ya gotta be proud that your tikis are hangin in such fine digs. Nice work
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-10-18 8:27 pm   Permalink



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hala bullhiki
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
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From: champaign,illinois
Posted: 2005-10-20 9:34 pm   Permalink

so lake, whats the addy/phone#,and hours of operation, i wanna make a tiki roadtrip by years end to see it!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-10-22 12:49 pm   Permalink

Oh boy! Wisconsin, you have a tiki bar!

Where to start?! The decor! Nothing short of packed solid! A cross between The Enchanted Tiki Room and Pirates of the Carribean at Disney... and co owner Mike Mauldin claims to have been to neither... he dreamed this all up himself! He gathered materials and decor everywhere from Oceanic Arts, Hobby Lobby and flea markets. Oh, and there's a few Lake Tikis here too.

Mike, his business partner Bill are your hosts in this little piece of paradise in Kenosha. They are serious abouth their drinks too. Tropical nectars and guava team with a large variety of rums including Nelson's Blood and other Navy rums as well as the standards. I don't claim to know a ton about drinks and rums but I'm sure even the drink experts here on TC will enjoy the drinks here.

No canned fruits here either... everything is fresh and Mike claims to squeeze a ton of limes each day in prep for the evening. Garnishs include pineapples and other fruits.

Big plans in the future include custom mugs for the bar designed by Mike, custom swizzles, and I will be working with him on new tiksi for the outside of the building as well as a planned patio which may include a tiki fountain.

Jen and I sampled many drinks between 8pm and 2am... all were excellent... many mahalos for your hospitality Mike, Bill and staff!

Pirate's Painkiller
Mai Tai
Devil's Kiss
Mojito
Carribean Ass Kicker (Served in a glass boot mug)
Chi Chi
William's Downfall (Bill's signature drink)
Mike's Jungle Juice (Mike's signature drink)

I've typed too much... on to the pictures, I'm just stoked to be a part of this place!

The Rendezvous
Kenosha, WI
Corner of 17th Avenue and 52nd Street... address is 1700

From I-94 exit at Hwy 158
Head east towards the lake
At 17th the bar is on the Northwest Corner

Hours are 7pm-2am Tuesday-Thursday - 7pm-2:30 ish Friday & Saturday - Closed Sunday & Monday
Get there early on Friday and Saturday to get a table... it gets packed...

The bar is non smoking, but there is a patio for a smoke break...

Drinks range from $6.50 - $8.50
Bowls are $15
They also serve wine and beer
Comp pretzels and munchies

Plans are for light food in the future... standard pu pus and other surprises...

I don't have a phone number yet but can get one...

Enjoy the pictures!












Rum, rum and more rum!















Little details like this will have you looking around the bar all night at stuff... the cat got in the birdcage!



One of my pride and joy...



Patrons enjoying a couple of Scorpion Bowls





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finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
Posts: 2061
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-10-22 1:06 pm   Permalink

Holy shit!

I'm there ASAP! That all came together way better than imagined. Your tikis have a great new home.
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hala bullhiki
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Joined: Nov 26, 2002
Posts: 570
From: champaign,illinois
Posted: 2005-10-22 4:00 pm   Permalink

can not wait to get up there! god, getting to check out this place and tiki terrace next month has me smiling ear to ear!

 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1085
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2005-10-22 5:21 pm   Permalink

Ohhhh...looks amazing! I'm in Kenosha 4 days a week - can't wait to extend next Friday or Saturday's trip to K-town & check it out. Nice tiki with a skull on it, too, Lake Surfer!
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tikisobayli
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Joined: Dec 05, 2002
Posts: 155
From: ATL
Posted: 2005-10-22 6:31 pm   Permalink

Ohhhh..The dark tinge to the place looks classic! It is great to see a place that reminds everyone of the classic bars.....Condratulations to all involved! I love the Libby Glass Boot Glass...I have seen then very often and have always wante to come up with a "perfect" tiki drink to put inside of it...Best of luck!

 
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