advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving New Tiki Bar in Oakland
New Tiki Bar in Oakland
Duck Tiki

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 3
Posted: 2005-10-13 7:57 pm   Permalink

I own two bars in near Berkeley and have always wanted a to do a complete bar with a tiki theme. The two bars that I now have (Club Mallard and Thalassa) have tiki stuff but they are not tiki bars. I am purchasing an existing bar in Oakland that will be 100% tikified. I am need of help for this project. I want to create a logo, match books, cocktail napkins, tiki mugs and a small volcano on the bar. The name of the bar will be "Kona Club" Does any one know of artists who may want to design a new look for the bar? Thanks - Doug

View Profile of Duck Tiki Send a personal message to Duck Tiki  Email Duck Tiki Goto the website of Duck Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Fez Ape
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 13, 2005
Posts: 104
Posted: 2005-10-13 8:11 pm   Permalink

Off the top of my head, I would suggest Tiki Tony and CrazyAl along with Bamboo Ben, of course their work is of the finest quality and well worth the cost that it would take to make your endeavor a crown jewel in the modern tiki bar ohana.
"May good fortune rule over you,
peace live in your heart,
& the stars watch over you."

View Profile of Fez Ape Send a personal message to Fez Ape      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2244
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2005-10-13 8:14 pm   Permalink

i'd give PrimoKimo a messge ~ he's moving to your area, and he put together quite a bar in Burlington Vermont (do a search on Kahiki Moon )

man.. you californians get all the cool stuff... (including PK)

 View Profile of dogbytes Send a personal message to dogbytes  Email dogbytes Goto the website of dogbytes     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 03, 2003
Posts: 875
From: San Jose, CA
Posted: 2005-10-15 10:14 am   Permalink

I make swag tiki lamps and I live in San Jose.

Here's a link to pics of the lamps I've done...

 View Profile of KAHAKA Send a personal message to KAHAKA  Email KAHAKA Goto the website of KAHAKA     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jun 24, 2002
Posts: 1345
Posted: 2005-10-15 11:32 am   Permalink

Hi Doug, and welcome to Tiki Central. I've talked to you a couple times at the Mallard, which is one of my favorite bars in the Bay Area (even better than Vic's, as long as Robin's behind the bar).

This is great news! There are so many great artists and craftspeople here to choose from. Here's a short list of faves and some I have bought pieces from:

Bamboo Ben - tha Master himself:

Crazy Al - what can you say? He's Crazy! Awesome carvings and textiles:

Ken Pleasant (keigs 20) - a great carver in the Witco style:

Seamus - concrete tikis (perfect for bar environment) - you definitely need a spitting moai for the lounge:

Kahaka (who posted above) - best lamps anywhere!

Monkeyman - best tiki frames on the planet! Where did you disappear to? All your work samples are gone from TC. Seek him out - the mysterious man they call the Monkeyman.

Basement Kahuna - someday I'll own a BK tiki or war club - they're the best:

Tiki Diablo - carver par excellence. Hey bro, where you been???

Benzart - another amazing carver:

2D illustrators and painters whose work appears on TC:
Derek Yaniger
Miles Thompson
Doug Horn (Swampfire)

There are many more, but that's all I have time for right now. Keep us posted on your progress.


 View Profile of Tiki-bot Send a personal message to Tiki-bot  Email Tiki-bot     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Duck Tiki

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 3
Posted: 2005-10-15 5:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks for your replies. I met with Bamboo Ben last night and went to the Mallard, Thalassa and the soon to be Kona Club. He seemed to like the new spot and I hope he can find the time to help out. I am still looking for graphic and print art for the new place.

Its great to know that a bunch of other folks love tiki. The new bar should be great.



View Profile of Duck Tiki Send a personal message to Duck Tiki  Email Duck Tiki Goto the website of Duck Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7917
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2005-10-16 08:18 am   Permalink

Kona Club!!!

Tiki Tiki !!

View Profile of RevBambooBen Send a personal message to RevBambooBen  Email RevBambooBen Goto the website of RevBambooBen     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 09, 2004
Posts: 10397
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2005-10-16 09:15 am   Permalink

Fun Fun,
I have a couple masks available. be the first club to wear a BigBenzart mask on the wall.

ALthough I Know you have enough talent out there to more than fill your walls.
Looks like a Dynamite place.

 View Profile of Benzart Send a personal message to Benzart  Email Benzart     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 04, 2005
Posts: 1600
From: SoCal
Posted: 2005-10-16 11:27 am   Permalink

man, thats a great list of artist there Im positive the bar would be among the best in town with any of this talent,but i didnt see my name mentioned...Kirby

Kirby's Island.com****Facebook**

 View Profile of kirby Send a personal message to kirby  Email kirby Goto the website of kirby     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2005-10-16 3:31 pm   Permalink

You really should look into one of his paintings . Look at the one he did for the Lucky Tiki art show that now hangs so proudly in the bar.

Any of the artist that have been mentioned would be great choices. Glad to see you looking out for the TC 'Ohana

View Profile of rodeotiki Send a personal message to rodeotiki      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2018 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation