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mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-06-18 10:52 am   Permalink

Wow, such a cool space and can only imagine what elements were already removed and the parties and good times they had down there.

 
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SufferinSimon
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Posted: 2016-06-20 8:57 pm   Permalink

Love the pics, thanks Tipsy!

 
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W8N2Surf
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Posted: 2016-09-12 12:43 pm   Permalink

Just had to say what a great thread, really enjoy seeing those older spaces.

 
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Polly_Nesia
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From: California
Posted: 2016-11-26 12:37 pm   Permalink

Thanks for starting this thread. Love the rooms from the past and you're probably right that they will be demolished. Some great finds though. I like that last bar set up with the fish in the center panel area. Nice effect they created of an aquarium. Fun stuff. Making me miss my parent old rattan breezeway furniture. Blue and green floral cushions as I remember. Mom said they sold it years ago. I asked when I started looking through this home bar thread. Love seeing what everyone is doing and how the bars are coming along. I'm not a bar person but love the vibe.

 
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2017-01-10 4:41 pm   Permalink

Best new thread that I've seen in years. We don't have basements around where I live. It's really cool to see these vintage basement bars.
Keep it going!
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2017-01-12 07:15 am   Permalink

Indeed, a spectacular thread. If you see these places that you have come across in just a few years, and others here on TC (like the ALIBI owner's home bar), it is amazing how many must have existed that we have never, and will never, get to see - and how many there still are, though their numbers must be dwindling, as the generation that built them dies out.

I hope you shot these on high enough resolution? I would maybe wanna use one or two for publication, if you let me, Dave? There just aren't that many photos of these places - mostly snapshots where the damn people block all the cool decor


 
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Prikli Pear
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Posted: 2017-01-12 11:48 am   Permalink

I agree with everyone before me who said these are amazing. I had no idea such places existed. Heck, I live in Texas, where the predominant clay and/or limestone soil makes basements of any sort a rarity. I never knew this whole home-entertainment-basement-tiki-bar culture existed. I'll probably never get to see one of these in person, but I'll happily live vicariously through your shared photos!

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2017-03-08 11:27 am   Permalink

Some great photos of the vintage basement bars in situ. Here is an article that belongs here on one man's basement garden of Tiki.





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The Below Decks
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Posted: 2017-03-08 11:52 am   Permalink

My mom and dad at our backyard "tiki" bar, sometime in the late 1960's:






 
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Or Got Rum?
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Posted: 2017-03-14 11:28 am   Permalink

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On 2017-03-08 11:52, The Below Decks wrote:
My mom and dad at our backyard "tiki" bar, sometime in the late 1960's:







Very Cool....A Great Pic. Your Tiki Foundation. OGR


 
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mike and marie
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Posted: 2017-03-19 10:18 pm   Permalink

Tipsy, we're so glad you document this stuff...

We have the hanging tea light bamboo lights from that last sale and the same ceiling fixtures from the one above. It's so great to see how they were in their original environs. Love those dioramas and fishnet on the walls...


 
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mike and marie
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Posted: 2017-03-21 8:28 pm   Permalink

Wait, somehow missed the last few posts here when replying to Tipsy's earlier posts...

DC, great find -- did those pics come with an article? We always look out for old articles on home bar how-tos... there's surprisingly few of them, almost none for tiki, although we've found a few small interesting guides that we will be posting soon...

The Below Decks: great shot, very cool! Some family friends I (Mike) grew up with had those same chairs in the kitchen of their cool west side ranch home, nice memories growing up... we've found a matching wrought iron wall clock... and I think I've got your Dad's tie now!


 
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mike and marie
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 23 days ago; 2:52 pm   Permalink

It's been a long, long time since I've been able to contribute something of substance to TC... I was doing my usual estate sale perusing and I came across these photos. Looks like a home bar with a bit of a tiki/ adventure theme to it! Obviously not as involved as most of our home bars, but still interesting.









Same estate... I put these in here because of the animal print furniture. What I would give for that 1950's furniture set!! Dig the matching ashtray, that atomic mirrored shadowbox, and the red carpet! Wowza!





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Rob Roy
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Posted: 23 days ago; 4:59 pm   Permalink

I have the same black styrofoam mask in this photo that I got from my grandfather's basement bar.

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On 2017-04-04 14:52, Luckydesigns wrote:






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