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In Search of Tiki in Washington, D.C...Georgians on the Hunt
cristoph2006
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Joined: May 12, 2006
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Posted: 2006-05-12 11:55 am   Permalink

The Big Hunt is a bar right off Dupont Circle. It doesn't have any tiki architecture since it's basically part of a long strip of buildings but it has a lot of tiki and old african safari decor inside. It does a decent job of putting someone into a tiki mood depending on the crowd.

 
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Satan's Sin
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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From: Imperial Beach, CA
Posted: 2006-05-12 1:03 pm   Permalink

Ah, Athens. Fun little town. Form, Mr. and Mrs. Satan's Sin were there before you. Haven't been back since, and how the Bulldog alumni association managed to track me down way out here I'd like to know.

 
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Time Traveler
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Joined: May 14, 2006
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Posted: 2006-05-14 11:00 am   Permalink

If you haven't left for DC already, you might find what you're looking for at the tiki bar at Mango Mike's, just outside the Capital in Alexandria, VA.

In fact, if you and your group of students hadn't planned to visit the Alexandria/Mt. Vernon area of northern Virginia during your trip, you might find it worth adding in as a little side excursion in any case. In particular, considering your group's interests, you might want to check out the new U.S. Patent and Trademark mega-plex across from the King Street Metro station, as well as some of the quite splendid federalist-style homes and buildings that still make Alexandria’s old town historic district a national draw.

As to local tiki scenes, as I first suggested, you may find just what you’re looking for at nearby Mango Mike’s, located just a few minutes drive up Duke Street in the Foxchase/Landmark area of the city’s west end. The place can be a real hoot, particularly during happy hours in their Tiki Bar or (in good weather) their amusing outdoor ‘beach’ area, when you can often find some fairly good bar fare and libations at relatively college student-friendly prices. And as you'd expect, its a young scene.

I've included a link to their website if you decide to check out some photos and related details. Hope you enjoy your trip.

(http://www.mangomikes.com/Pages/m2pg.html)

Mango Mike's, 4580 Duke Street, Alexandria, Va. 22304, 703-370-3800.


 
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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-05-14 12:58 pm   Permalink

I have been to Mango Mike's several times. Although the food - especially the fish is pretty good, and they do serve some tiki drinks, and they do have some tiki carvings, overall the feel of the place is too Caribbean for my personal tastes, and there were too many beer promotion signs (and TVs) hanging in the bar area. Worse of all, their mai-tais had that cloudy orange look and taste to them. Perhaps things have changed in the year or so since I have last been there.

Mango Mike's can be a fun place to visit as a neighborhood get together type place, but it is hard to recommend as a tiki destination for an out-of-towner.

How I miss the Honolulu!

Vern



 
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ikitnrev
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2006-05-26 9:40 pm   Permalink

Earlier today I took a drive down to Vera's and the nearby Solomon's Island Tiki Bar. Big changes have taken place at each place - updates can be found at the following threads.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=19679&forum=1

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=15661&forum=2&start=last&5

As someone once said, the only thing that remains constant is change itself.

Vern


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