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The Beachcomber, Winnipeg, Canada (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-07-30 9:53 pm   Permalink

Name:The Beachcomber
Type:restaurant
Street:220 Carlton Street (Carlton Motor Hotel)
City:Winnipeg
State:
Zip:
country:Canada
Phone:
Status:defunct

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I was lucky enough to pick up a menu and postcard set from The Beachcomber restaurant located in Winnipeg, Canada. There have been several posts about the sister restaurants located in Vancouver and Edmonton, but nothing under Locating Tiki for this one yet.

Lets start with the multi view postcard.



The back of the card advertising the Steak Pit and dinning in huts under the stars.



This must be the Steak Pit.


And the huts under the stars.




Check out the Tiki totems.



Another great room, looks like Leteegs hanging on the left wall.



Here are the large dinner and drink menus.




A graphic from the dinner menu that looks a lot like the hut from The Tahitian restaurant in Pasadena.



A little Tiki figure from the drink menu.



Several references in the menu to the host Jack Porter.



The location on the back of the menu.



A postcard showing the exterior of the hotel and The Beachcomber sign.




And finally a matchbook style that appears to be unique to this location.




DC



 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-12-07 12:33 pm   Permalink

I have a couple more matchbook styles from the Beachcomber that were used at multiple locations.



The one of the left included two locations in Edmonton and Victoria, and the one on the right listed all five locations. I have not seen much info on the restaurant in Victoria.





DC

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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-08-03 6:41 pm   Permalink

I recently acquired a batch of Tiki swizzles that included this red one from the Beachcomber in Winnipeg.






This is the first time I have seen one of these that is completely solid in color rather than opaque.

DC


 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-08-03 7:21 pm   Permalink

OMG - that's where I stayed when I was in Winnipeg several years ago! There was still a restaurant/dining room there, but any tiki stuff was long gone. Nice staff, but a somewhat seedy place, with panhandlers and drunks hanging around outside, cigarette-burned 70s furniture in the room, ice machines in the corridors, and the whole place featured the delicate fragrance of eau de cigarette. Pretty much perfect accommodation for the likes of me...

Since then, the whole place seems to have been refurbished as a boutique hotel, judging from this Website:

http://www.carltoninn.mb.ca/


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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2011-08-03 8:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-08-03 19:21, Club Nouméa wrote:

Since then, the whole place seems to have been refurbished as a boutique hotel, judging from this Website:

http://www.carltoninn.mb.ca/




Still looks kinda dive-y to me.


 
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louisprima
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Joined: Oct 28, 2011
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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2011-10-28 11:11 pm   Permalink

My name is Steve and I'm a filmmaker/tiki collector here in Winnipeg.

I'm looking for any artifacts from the Beachcomber that was here in Winnipeg.
It's for a new project that I'm working on about Winnipeg nightlife during the 50s/60s.
Also anything from the Mauna Loa that used to be in Portage La Prairie or any other
night club/ cocktail lounge in Winnipeg from that era.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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louisprima
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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2011-11-04 10:12 pm   Permalink

Dug up this ad from the 1966 Winnipeg Visitors Guide.



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louisprima
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Posted: 2012-01-02 3:25 pm   Permalink

Just thought I'd post a few interesting items from the Beachcomber that I've picked up recently.


Napkin circa 1970


Mug from the Winnipeg Beachcomber from probably around 1970 as well. The bottom reads: CERAMICS CANADA CALGARY ALBERTA.


This mug is also from the Beachcomber but may date from the late 70s or 1980s.


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-11-08 5:51 pm   Permalink

Found a few fuzzy ads for the Beachcomber grand opening.








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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-01-21 5:06 pm   Permalink

Opps.

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louisprima
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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2013-03-04 11:11 pm   Permalink

Found this pic of the Beachcomber bar area circa 1964, while doing research for my documentary (which is finally in production)!



 
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louisprima
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From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posted: 2013-06-27 5:43 pm   Permalink

I wish I could find a picture of Mr. Jack Porter. I've searched high and low with no success. The old location of the Beachcomber Polynesian Restaurant is slated for demolition this summer.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/Carlton-Inn-to-be-demolished-to-make-room-for-convention-centre-expansion-207418451.html

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