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JnK's Tiki Bar - Perth, Australia
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Joined: May 13, 2010
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Posted: 2010-06-27 12:44 am   Permalink

Very Classy Tiki bar awesome stuff for sure..
CheersNBeers Don,

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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2010-06-29 12:13 pm   Permalink

Cool and classy. Great job

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Joined: Jun 03, 2009
Posts: 326
From: Japan
Posted: 2010-06-30 04:35 am   Permalink

Very, very classy. Looks like the kind of place Cocktail Nation would be broadcast from.

"I could be a professional writer if I put my mind to it. A bitter, angry hack that starts fistfights at cocktail parties- I could do that job."
-Daria M.

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Joined: Jul 03, 2007
Posts: 249
From: Austin
Posted: 2010-07-03 3:06 pm   Permalink

Aha! I'm not the only one who thought of using one of those wagon wheel hub bars as a tiki bar! Did you make that one or buy it as is? I saw one a few years back here in Texas. The hubs were slightly more elaborate, the teak wood darker and more rustic. I thought the hubs looked nautical and was going to put red and green lights behind them. The bar I found was too big though, and I've been looking for a source for the hubs ever since so we could build our own.

Your place has a mid-century ocean liner feel to me. As such, the white walls fit in. How about some brass portholes? Or play up the MCM feel even more by adding to your cool collection of MCM furniture. Mike Jones' erstwhile Jetsetter Lounge could be some good inspiration. This link from the Intoxicators has some photos.

I love to see the style variety on this forum. Nice work.


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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2010-07-04 09:00 am   Permalink

I LOVE IT!!! The mix is awesome...great ceiling, chairs, couches, ambiance and the pool is fabulous. I agree, the MCM style really makes it look classy. GREAT JOB!

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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4284
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2010-07-11 05:01 am   Permalink

It looks fantastic! Great job of blending the retro vibe, surf culture, and tiki style all together. The end result is a very tidy but VERY cool little chill out pad. Also love the guitars and drums too, looks like a great place to jam with a couple of drinks =D Very similar to the kind of vibe I've got in my head for my tiki room (when I buy a place), with some hot rod culture thrown in for good measure.

I totally agree about the lack of tiki here in Oz. At least you sandgropers have the Hula Bula Bar, we're pretty short on tiki locales here in Sydney.

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Joined: Feb 17, 2010
Posts: 22
Posted: 2010-08-11 8:28 pm   Permalink

Looks fantastic. On a side note...my sister-in-law is from Perth.

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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
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From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2010-09-28 02:31 am   Permalink

Nice Job... very classy!

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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
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From: Miami
Posted: 2010-09-28 06:26 am   Permalink

I agree that it has a fantastic midcentury ocean liner feel to it, and I'd suggest playing up to that (the porthole idea strikes me as brilliant); keep in mind "Tiki" in its original run lasted well into the mid 70s. That means there are more flavo(u)rs of Tiki than people might generally believe.


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Joined: Jan 15, 2011
Posts: 2
From: Cairns, Australia
Posted: 2011-01-15 7:08 pm   Permalink

Absolutely gorgeous tiki lounge, Ktiki. I have a spare room in my house that I want to tikify one day. I can practically taste the mai tais and hear the gentle sounds of the Tikiyaki Orchestra.

Despite being a tropical city, Cairns in North QLD has no tiki-themed bars or even any home tiki-culture scene that I know of. It's very boring.

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Joined: Nov 30, 2010
Posts: 17
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2011-01-16 07:50 am   Permalink


WOW! That place exudes cool!

If I had a backyard like that it would make it very hard to leave!)

I love the night shots from the other side of the pool looking in... and the close ups of all your killer items... Very cool!

You have done a wonderful job and I can't wait to see more pic's hopefully in the near future!

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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
Posts: 211
From: Boston-ish
Posted: 2011-01-19 09:51 am   Permalink

LOVE IT! What a great job. Looks like a real swanky joint. I love your art groupings, the unusual ceiling, and...pretty much everything, really! I like the tiki/mid-century mix a lot.

Nice work!

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Joined: Dec 05, 2010
Posts: 38
From: currently in south Georgia
Posted: 2011-01-20 7:27 pm   Permalink

WOW!!! I would have never thought to turn a steel shed into an awesome tiki bar!! Any plans to decorate the outside or anything? I saw that and all sorts of ideas just started running through my head..... You have def given me several new ideas to consider!! I totally love the mid-century furniture and feel. Thanks for sharing!

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Joined: Aug 09, 2010
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Posted: 2011-01-23 7:27 pm   Permalink

Love your bar the most.

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Joined: Mar 11, 2010
Posts: 4
From: Perth, Australia
Posted: 2011-01-27 12:42 am   Permalink

Aloha everyone! Mahalo again for all your positive comments on our bar. We recently held our first Hawaiian Tiki Party to mark our joint birthdays (it was Tiki Jaymo’s 50th birthday, so of course we had to have a HAWAII FIVE 0 Party). I took a few pics before our guests arrived so I could share them with you folk at TC. It was a FANTASTIC night and we were buzzing for days after. It was so great to see all our friends wearing some really fabulous Hawaiian shirts & dresses, it really brought the bar to life … we didn’t know we could fit so many people in there! Tiki Jaymo felt the need to change his shirt 5 TIMES to showcase some of his Hawaiian shirt collection. We bought 2 x 5 litre water dispensers and converted them into Mai Tai and Blue Hawaii dispensers and pre prepped all the garnishes in advance. We didn’t realise they’d be soooo popular (we were shaking them upside down to see if any more would come out and so had to refill them!) I kept warning people that they were pretty potent but down they went like lolly water! The guitars, bongos and other instruments came out and we partied till the wee hours of the morning.

The bar is still coming along. Since, last posting some pics, we have retroed the white fridge (KTiki is REALLY happy about this!), put up a bit more matting, purchased some really cool tiki cushion covers, bought a new thatched outdoor setting and a couple more pieces of art (we even met Shag at his Perth exhibition!) I think we are going to stick with the retro/surf tiki theme but the last white wall & ceiling are still on our agenda for a tiki makeover! Anyway, hope you guys enjoy the pics. More to come with time. Cheers & happy mai tai times to you all. KTiki.

The invite

Aloha & welcome

Our newest tiki addition - a birthday present from an old friend

Tiki Jaymo tries his hand at carving his first tiki for 2011

All lit up

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