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Best Tiki in Greater Phoenix/Tucson
Tiki Bunny
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Joined: Mar 29, 2011
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Posted: 2011-03-29 8:11 pm   Permalink

(I hope this is the right forum - apologies if not, this is my first post!)

I'm going to be visiting the greater Phoenix area next month and I'm delighted to see so many tiki places there! (I'm a total newbie and have been to exactly one tiki bar so far, Psycho Suzi's in Minneapolis, but I want to add to the list!) I want to make the most of my time in Arizona, but may not have time to visit every place I've come across. I think I have the main four on my list:

Drift Lounge, Scottsdale
Trader Vic's, Scottsdale
Hula's Modern Tiki, Phoenix
Kon Tiki, Tucson

If I can't make it to all four, which shouldn't I miss? And have I missed any great ones?


 
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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2011-03-29 8:29 pm   Permalink

The Drift Lounge is R.I.P., so dilema solved!!

Trader Vic's & the Kon Tiki are definitely do-not-miss spots - ENJOY!!!!!!


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2011-03-29 9:59 pm   Permalink

nothing to write home about drink wise.
but "The Hut" in Tuscon is worth seeing for the giant Maoi out front,
and the huge Mug collection inside.



 
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WooHooWahine
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
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From: Mission (Impossible) Viejo, Ca
Posted: 2011-03-30 7:24 pm   Permalink

The Kon Tiki should be #1 on your list.....once you step inside you'll never want to leave.

 
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surfalaia
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Joined: Jan 07, 2009
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Posted: 2011-04-06 4:15 pm   Permalink

You'll want to add Bikini Lounge to your list. If you like Psycho Suzy's, you'll dig Bikini. And it's not tiki, but stop by the Rum Bar. It's a new addition to The Breadfruit, a Jamaican restaurant, but it is THE PLACE to get a good rum drink in Phoenix. Then, go shopping at Go Kat Go.

 
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Tiki Bunny
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Posted: 2011-04-25 5:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks so much, everyone! We had a great trip and I hope to return to Phoenix to get to the places we missed!

It was our first Trader Vic's experience and we loved it! And while I picked a bad drink at Hula's, I love their mug. And Kon Tiki is definitely a must-see, you're right! I hope this was the first of many tiki trips.

Surfalaia - Thanks for the Go Kat Go advice, it was worth the visit just to see the tiki sofa they have for sale. If I thought I could have gotten it on the plane...


 
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