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The Leeward Lounge, West Allis, WI (home-bar)
finkdaddy
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Joined: May 11, 2004
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-12-17 07:08 am   Permalink

Name:The Leeward Lounge
Type:home-bar
Street:Finkdaddy's House
City:West Allis
State:WI
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
After over 6 months of work, The Leeward Lounge is finally far enough along that I feel comfortable showing it to everyone. It still needs furniture which I will buy over New Years, there is still a fountain that needs to be constructed, and there is a lot of booze that needs buying! All the basics are there though, although all of you know a tiki bar is never finished .

I want to give some people a special thanks:

Congatiki, Hewey, Kirby, Chisel Slinger, and Lake Surfer for letting me display their amazing art.

The Haole Kats, Pablus, The Crazed Mugs, and the Mensters for providing me with a great tiki soundtrack while I pounded away.

Woofmutt, for letting me use his Pink Wink recipe for my menu.

Benzart, Bamboo Ben, Dawntiki, Aaron's Akua, Moondance, Foamy, Exotica59, Rodeotiki, Polysesiac, Swanky, Scispy and all others who continue to give moral support.

And each and every one of you who take interest in any of my posts. You are all wonderful people who have inspired me and changed my life in a wonderful way. Mahalo!

A view of the doorway from outside the room. I bought the curtain on my trip to Japan.












My Chisel Slinger was the first tiki I ever owned


My Congatiki hanging out under the thatch


One of my Lake tikis


My Hewey drawing hung inside a bamboo frame that I tried to make


I just love Bosko


My Danelectro which I almost never play anymore


My Kirby. This pic doesn't show how well the painting affects the whole mood of the bar. Just wonderful.


A view from behind the bar


A shot of the awning




My other Lake tiki who is obviously upset because he has no hands to open up that Havana Club with.


Menu cover


Rough copy of menu pages


A shot of the doorway from inside the bar


Thanks everyone, you're all welcome to stop by for a drink!



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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2005-12-17 08:21 am   Permalink

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Thanks everyone, you're all welcome to stop by for a drink!



Seeing as we're both Tiki Cheeseheads, I may just take you up on that. Likewise, feel free to stop by and check out the Hai'deaway the next time you pass through Eau Claire.
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-12-17 08:58 am   Permalink

It turned out wonderful! I get a good feeling about the atmosphere in there just from the pictures alone. If I ever get out that way I promise to look you up. Great job on the menu. I really like how it turned out. Very nice. May become a collectible item.

 
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OnaTiki
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2005-12-17 09:26 am   Permalink

Very nice!!!! Great job. You should be proud of all your hard work and the local TC carvers are well represented at the Leeward Lounge.

Will you be serving the Havana Club at the opening ? Put a lid on the first cocktail and priority mail it out to California for us.

Aloha,
'Ona & Moki



 
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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-12-17 09:40 am   Permalink

That's really lovely! Congratulations, and I hope you have a lot of fun times with it. Your menu looks great, how did you get the graphic onto the front cover?

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finkdaddy
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2005-12-17 10:44 am   Permalink

MrBaliHai, invitation accepted!

Matt Reese, thank you. You're always welcome here. I actually made 12 menus even though I only need 1 or 2. Maybe they could be door prizes!

OnaTiki, thanks! I am proud of all the TCers work I have. Believe me, there is plenty more I would still love to collect. I haven't even opened the bottle yet ! I'm having a wierd anxiety about what to make with it. WWJD?

Humuhumu, Mahalo! I promise to save a seat for you on your midwest homebar crawl . I work for a company that makes all kinds of vinyl and leather products like my menus. I do most everything there, but my main department is Screen Printing, so the whole project only took me part of an afternoon.
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congatiki
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2005-12-17 11:00 am   Permalink

wonderful work Finkdaddy....I am honored to have representation among your "stuff." The next
time I get to Milwaukee the "Leeward Lounge" is on the list! You and Mrs. Fink should be very proud.


 
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chisel slinger
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From: columbus,ohio
Posted: 2005-12-17 11:09 am   Permalink

sweet bar. and I'm happy to see one of my tiki's made it in there.

 
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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2005-12-17 11:25 am   Permalink

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On 2005-12-17 11:09, chisel slinger wrote:
sweet bar. and I'm happy to see one of my tiki's made it in there.



Oh my, I forgot to mention that! That is the tiki I won in the raffle at the Pa'ina that TikiToa held in Oshkosh.

That tiki was the first one I got, and has been the centerpiece of my "collection" ever since. Mahalo Chisel Slinger!!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2005-12-17 12:36 pm   Permalink

Just plain AWESOME!

 
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rodeotiki
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From: calgary
Posted: 2005-12-17 2:20 pm   Permalink

Beautiful work . If it was my home I would never leave the basement (except to get more Havana Club) .
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-12-17 5:05 pm   Permalink

Awesome Finky! I love the bar, very sweet indeed. Great design and execution. Looks a heapload better than it used to.

What a great collection of TCers art too, you gotta be proud of it.

Im jealous. If I ever make it over to the states, Im gonna drop in. Dont wait up for me just yet though.
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2005-12-17 5:06 pm   Permalink

Very Jaw Dropping! I am totally jealous!
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Lake Surfer
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2005-12-17 9:56 pm   Permalink

Congrats Finky!

We'll have to get together one of these evenings and a have a drink... talk carving and what not. I gotta take a look at those shelves.

Nice work on everything, and the satisfaction that you did it yourself!


 
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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2005-12-18 12:01 am   Permalink

Solid work. It really looks like a bewitching place to bend your elbow and forget your troubles...

 
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