||Tonga Hut coming to Palm Springs 11/2013
Joined: May 12, 2004
|Posted: 2013-10-16 08:47 am  Permalink|
Very nice! Love a modern tiki bar!
Joined: Jun 24, 2002
|Posted: 2013-10-16 10:46 pm  Permalink|
Thank you guys for all of the encouragement. It has been a pleasure to design and work on this awesome project. i guess the cats out of the bag so here is a tiny sneak peek .
pre and post wwII exotic and nautical artifacts I have collected for a very special room I am doing. I am striving to do my best and use all of my skills to create a perfect traditional tiki room. Chinese newsprint on corrugated roofing, vintage Chinese tiles, Neou Panels, vintage tapa, an authentic 14 foot outrigger,SQUARE bamboo, and no imported tikis!
Joined: May 06, 2007
From: Palm Springs
|Posted: 7 days ago; 9:52 pm  Permalink|
As a long time desert resident, I am so THRILLED to see that you have helped to bring a real tiki bar to our desert. Honestly, LA , San Francisco, and San Diego were getting to be too far to drive for a great drink and some wonderful atmosphere.
I intend to be a regular.
I intend to bring my friends so they can be regulars.
I am wondering, will you be serving RAMAKI. It really does have a history in our desert. Maybe a healthy version if anything.
I saw the place from the outside the other day and simply can't wait to your open.
What's the ETA.
Thank you and everyone who is a part of this venture.
And for all of you none Desert Rats, Palm Springs is becoming quite the hip spot for Handcrafted cocktails. The movement out here is taking hold.
From the Workshop, The Bar, and even the IW club, it seems people are getting the idea that good drinks matter. What has been missing from this movement is the quality atmosphere that a great tiki place can bring.
My hope is that the Chamber of Commerce will capitalize on this movement and help spread the word that Palm Springs is the place for hip drinkers everywhere. The Tonga Hut is coming to the right spot.
By the way, from looking at the videos of the place so far and comparing them to your competition - the place will absolutely blow the competition out of the water once the word gets out.
Telescopes, AKA Doc
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 7 days ago; 11:45 pm  Permalink|
Congrats Danny, I am so glad you had a place where your talent can shine, it's been a while since someone let ya! I am looking forward to returning to the country and to experience this oasis in the company of good friends!
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Mar 22, 2013
From: Venturatiki, CA
|Posted: 6 days ago; 8:13 pm  Permalink|
I'll be in town late January. What's the address?
Joined: Oct 21, 2003
From: So Cal
|Posted: 3 days ago; 07:49 am  Permalink|
Thanks Doc! We( Kevin, Claudia, Jeremy and myself) are very excited as well. We knew Palm Springs history and we hope we can bring a little tiki magic back to Palm Sorings. We will keep you posted on our opening!
Joined: Nov 10, 2005
From: anthony marsico
|Posted: 2 days ago; 3:58 pm  Permalink|
danny is tearin it up! go get em! it looks killer!!!!