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New Tiki Bar in Cleveland
mymotiki
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Joined: Sep 18, 2007
Posts: 521
From: Mount Vernon WA Via Seattle WA
Posted: 2013-10-03 8:35 pm   Permalink

http://www.cleveland.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/09/paradise_found_porco_lounge_br.html

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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1074
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-10-03 11:10 pm   Permalink

I’m hoping there’s a TC’er in Cleveland that will post some pix of what sounds like a potential gem.
Best wishes and Mahalo to Porco.


 
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Tiki Toli
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Joined: Feb 05, 2013
Posts: 60
From: Canton Ohio
Posted: 2013-10-04 07:41 am   Permalink

I've been in here a couple times so far. To put it simply, this is going to be great. The bar décor itself I would say is well on it's way. A lot of the décor comes from the old Cleveland Kon Tiki courtesy of Tiki David. They have bamboo, lights and even the old outrigger from there. The real strength in my opinion is the dedication and commitment they have made to providing quality authentic cocktails and the staff themselves. Their Navy Grog is the best I have had and the Mai Tai is right there. The Zombie needs a little work but they know it and are addressing it. If I had to explain the overall place I would explain it as a 60s off the main strip tiki dive bar. I only took a couple pictures worth sharing I'll get some more. Thank you and bravo to Porco!





 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11154
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-10-05 01:03 am   Permalink

That sounds really promising. Let's hope the place will be able to sustain itself beyond the love of the owners.

And that my next work will relativate this too often repeated, self-perpetuating cliche:
"...Tiki culture started with World War II, when romantic images of the South Sea Islands accompanied returning soldiers..."


 
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mike and marie
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Joined: Jun 24, 2008
Posts: 127
Posted: 2013-10-06 6:06 pm   Permalink

Added to Locating Tiki...

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porco
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Joined: Mar 26, 2012
Posts: 74
Posted: 2013-10-10 10:34 am   Permalink

hey all, porco has been a tc'r from the get go! we wouldn't imagine building a proper tiki bar without the input and knowledge contained here.

in all sincerity, you guys have been an invaluable resource and inspiration to what we've created here. from the hukilau, all the bars we've visited coast to coast, information contained here and in bigbrotiki's and the bum's books, and gracious tc'rs we've met along the way...everything and everyone has played into being a part of what we are.

extra special thanks to TIKI DAVID for his help with all things cleveland kon tiki related. with his enormous generosity and assistance, we're able to showcase some amazing artifacts from not only tiki's, but cleveland's past. also thanks to the tc'rs that have supported us since day one...POCphil, Masher88, TikiKitty, mike and marie (gorgeous pics btw), ebtiki, Tiki Toli (our first regular, and first to drink through the menu), Hale Tiki, TikiHardBop, and anyone else here we may have missed. your patronage, help, and love of this thing we call tiki is what ultimately keeps us going.

locally, the response has been nothing short of amazing. yes, we're getting the business for being the "hot new place" on the block, but folks have been extremely receptive of the concept. we're looking to be an eventual institution in cleveland, and not just the flavor of the week. with our atmosphere and commitment to quality product, i think folks will find us to be a welcome refuge from the overpriced, sexy craft cocktail establishments that have popped up as of late. we're here to provide fun, quality drinks, and an atmosphere acknowledging and celebrating tiki & poly pop's past.

again, sincerest thanks to everyone here for giving us a source to draw from for not only history, but inspiration. we hope to have you by someday, and please let us know if you're a tc'r so i can thank you in person.

cheers,

stefan


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TikiHardBop
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Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 413
From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2013-10-10 1:02 pm   Permalink

I'm glad to hear that everything is going well!

 
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Pittsburgh pauly
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Joined: Jan 31, 2010
Posts: 391
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-10-13 8:23 pm   Permalink

A roadtrip is in order!
As long as Pittsburghers are welcome
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11154
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-10-14 04:36 am   Permalink

Sounds wonderful - like it should be: Build it and they will come !

 
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Masher88
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Joined: Jul 15, 2011
Posts: 61
From: Cleveland, OH
Posted: 2013-10-20 08:23 am   Permalink

Tikikitty and all her friends were at Porco this week for a "girl's night". They all raved about the drinks! Mai Tai, Fog Cutter and Blue Hawaiian...top notch. Finally, Cleveland is on the map! HAHAHA!

 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 227
Posted: 2013-10-20 10:42 am   Permalink

I stopped in Friday nite w/ Tiki David. This place does it right! Top quality drinks & the ambiance is great. Just wish I could've stayed longer. Best of luck Porco!

 
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POCphil
Grand Member (3 years)  

Joined: Jul 01, 2011
Posts: 10
From: Cleveland
Posted: 2013-11-17 2:48 pm   Permalink

I wanted to give folks a taste of Porco - Here's one of their first menu's:

I must add that this was a VERY early menu...and it's grown 4x !

BTW - Love this place, if you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out. I've been to LOADS of Tiki Bars and this place is definitely tops for drinks!







 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2013-11-17 3:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-10-10 10:34, porco wrote:
hey all, porco has been a tc'r from the get go! we wouldn't imagine building a proper tiki bar without the input and knowledge contained here.

in all sincerity, you guys have been an invaluable resource and inspiration to what we've created here. from the hukilau, all the bars we've visited coast to coast, information contained here and in bigbrotiki's and the bum's books, and gracious tc'rs we've met along the way...everything and everyone has played into being a part of what we are.

extra special thanks to TIKI DAVID for his help with all things cleveland kon tiki related. with his enormous generosity and assistance, we're able to showcase some amazing artifacts from not only tiki's, but cleveland's past. also thanks to the tc'rs that have supported us since day one...POCphil, Masher88, TikiKitty, mike and marie (gorgeous pics btw), ebtiki, Tiki Toli (our first regular, and first to drink through the menu), Hale Tiki, TikiHardBop, and anyone else here we may have missed. your patronage, help, and love of this thing we call tiki is what ultimately keeps us going.

locally, the response has been nothing short of amazing. yes, we're getting the business for being the "hot new place" on the block, but folks have been extremely receptive of the concept. we're looking to be an eventual institution in cleveland, and not just the flavor of the week. with our atmosphere and commitment to quality product, i think folks will find us to be a welcome refuge from the overpriced, sexy craft cocktail establishments that have popped up as of late. we're here to provide fun, quality drinks, and an atmosphere acknowledging and celebrating tiki & poly pop's past.

again, sincerest thanks to everyone here for giving us a source to draw from for not only history, but inspiration. we hope to have you by someday, and please let us know if you're a tc'r so i can thank you in person.

cheers,

stefan



good stuff! The world needs more people like you!


 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
Posts: 166
From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2013-11-18 10:09 am   Permalink

That logo is fantastic. Love it!
Quote:

On 2013-11-17 14:48, POCphil wrote:






 
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