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The Outrigger, Rochester, MN (bar)
uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-11-28 06:54 am   Permalink

Name:The Outrigger
Type:bar
Street:4th St. and 5th Ave.
City:Rochester
State:MN
Zip: 55902
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
I found this image a long time ago and have not been able to find any info on the location. I believe it was located inside of the Tropic Lanes bowling alley. Anyone have anything on this place? The image in the upper left corner rings a bell but I can't pin it down.




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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-11-28 09:42 am   Permalink

Trav,

Nice ad. I have the matchbook featuring the Outrigger Lounge and the Elbo Room.



The Tropic Bowl was actually located in Rochester, Minnesota.


They used the Tiki from the Waikiki Room located in the Hotel Nicolet in Minneapolis for the matchbook cover design.




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Bora Boris
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From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2010-11-28 10:02 am   Permalink

Here's a link where you can order a Tropic Bowl / Elbo Room t-shirt.



Looks like they don't have them in XL or XXL sizes so I'm out!

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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2010-11-28 11:27 am   Permalink

Yes they do !!!

http://www.hoboco.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=A59


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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2010-11-28 12:12 pm   Permalink

Nice, Thanks!

 
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abstractiki
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From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-11-28 12:35 pm   Permalink

On May 1, 2000 the Rochester city council adopted Resolution No. 265-00 authorizing the sale of the Tropic Bowl property for $500,000.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2010-11-28 4:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the input guys. I never made the Minnesota connection. I have read someplace that the location has been torn down and a couple of box stores are now on the former site. Would be great to find some pictures of the place.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-10-13 6:07 pm   Permalink

Another matchbook style from the Tropic Bowl.



That sign looked pretty cool.

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GailMN
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Posted: 2015-05-04 4:54 pm   Permalink

Hey everyone-just signed in to answer any questions about the Tropic in Rochester, MN

I hate to say it, but there was nothing great about the place. The Outrigger was the bar that was
there and it was pretty plain. All the college kids went there and drank and danced and made a mess of the place.
It was flooded out once-I don't think it was the same after that. Pretty run down.
I will look and see if I can find some pictures for you. They built a school and a senior home where it was.
I will be back...



 
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nixols
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Posted: 2018-09-17 3:44 pm   Permalink


https://www.reddit.com/r/rochestermn/comments/98wx2g/tropic_bowl/

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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2018-09-17 4:22 pm   Permalink

A very cool discovery indeed. That logo tiki mask is just awesome. Thanks for doing the research and posting the image! Every little bit of information helps fill in the story.
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Cavemoai
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From: Reno, NV
Posted: 2018-11-07 12:20 pm   Permalink

Here's a cool satin jacket from eBay:





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