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The Lava Flow Inn San Diego, , CA (home-bar)
Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-23 6:49 pm   Permalink

Name:The Lava Flow Inn San Diego
Type:home-bar
Street:
City:
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
Decided to post some pix of the home bar. I know alot of you have seen it, but I've been adding.
Ryan pouring another drink

Old mask, some of the collection.




The prisoner

Tiki Lee next to the mascot tiki

Me BBQ'ng

The BBQ area. 1954 Cris craft boat for a roof.

Beach bum shipwreck falls

Me and my friend Will and another interior shot


Looking up from the lower yard

I hope you enjoyed looking at it as much as I enjoyed torturing my friends into helping me build it.
Cheers.



[ This Message was edited by: Matt Reese 2007-08-23 19:03 ]

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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2007-08-23 7:27 pm   Permalink

ARRGGHHHH matey. It's about time. Give me a pint for the scurvy gits me.

 
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
Posts: 608
From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2007-08-23 9:08 pm   Permalink

Jeez Matt, it didn't look like that the last time I was there. What happened? I know I didn't have THAT much to drink. Did I?

 
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rupe33
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Joined: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 319
From: DC Metro Area (MD)
Posted: 2007-08-24 07:33 am   Permalink

Awesome set-up. Really like the shell that holds the limes, and the old Chris Craft boat for a roof on the outside bar is a terrific touch.

Really enjoy seeing threads like this one because of all the creativity on display. Gives me hope that if I'm ever not renting someday that there will be a plethora of ideas to inspire one's own space.

One question - how much BBQ do you do?? There are 3 black barrel-style setups (not sure what the correct term is) plus looks like a silver grill in the background of the photo you're in.

Cheers - and thanks for sharing!
~Rupe
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arriano
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Joined: Jun 13, 2006
Posts: 1286
From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-24 08:26 am   Permalink

Damn! Your place looks cool. This can't be your old Lincoln Ave. house.


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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-24 08:45 am   Permalink

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah we BBQ alot! There are two barrel types, a six foot water tank conversion, a six foot tall water smoker, a 4ft long island grill, three free standing burners for fish frys etc., an insert type propaine type, a grill we like to call the gnarly que which is about 3 1/2 feet across, and a yet to be finished luau pit.
Whew! I think I'll skip listing the ques and grills upstairs.
I may have a problem here.
Cheers.


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2007-08-24 11:34 am   Permalink

Matt, I didn't see a spit.

This pic is a bit graphic. But it wont make me quit eatin meat.
Don't scoll down if you are squeemish and/or you want to continue eating meat.










Identity is being protected.





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Bohemiann
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Joined: Apr 29, 2004
Posts: 444
From: Sarasota, Fla.
Posted: 2007-08-24 1:06 pm   Permalink

I have been meaning to build my own home bar. I am inspired!
I may have to take the next year off just to get started.

Hmmmmm.
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-24 1:27 pm   Permalink

The spits are hidden. Haven't used one in a while. Nothing as impressive as that pic though.

 
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cyntiki
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Joined: Apr 28, 2005
Posts: 120
From: Yorba-Tiki-Linda
Posted: 2007-08-24 3:59 pm   Permalink

Wow what a tease you are! Look at my beeeutiful bar! Think of us for ITD next year!

Really it is awesome! Our whole family advertises via t-shirts-young and old! Greg raved about it from the Oki Oki...maybe someday!

Super sweet!


 
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hodadhank
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Joined: Dec 28, 2005
Posts: 1686
From: Mission Beach, CA
Posted: 2007-08-24 6:59 pm   Permalink

About time this dive got some positive press!!! LOL! SD's hippest home bar looks great as always Matt. What's with the shipwreck?!!! (Of course I don't recall you handing me a heaping plate of BBQ Greyhound either) When are you putting in the ski lift?





 
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-25 4:04 pm   Permalink

Can't afford a skilift. Hoping to build some kind of castaway raft on a track powered by a couple cable winches. Thanks for the kind words. The wreck and beach bum are pretty new. Got plans for a cannibal corner next!
Cheers.


 
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DrMiguelito
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Joined: Aug 05, 2005
Posts: 57
From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-25 7:24 pm   Permalink

Damn, now I'm really bummed that I missed Washers this year. The new additions look great.

I still think you should put in a funicular on that hillside. I don't mind being carried up and down the stairs (even if I did freak a little the first time), but this crowd's knees aren't going to last forever.


 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2007-08-25 9:09 pm   Permalink

That is sweet Matt. Lots of hard work, thanks for sharing.

 
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Matt Reese
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2007-08-25 9:14 pm   Permalink

Glad people like it. I'd like to note that a major influence in my process was 'Onatiki. Their attention to detail is something I'm still reaching for. Doug, what's a funicular? I'll keep carrying you down those stairs as long as you keep coming over.


 
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