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San Antonio & Austin Texas TX tiki bars?
lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2015-08-04 4:14 pm   Permalink

Finky, not tiki but... Casino El Camino has the best burgers I have ever had anywhere in the world. Midnight Cowboy was ok too, worth checking out. I had fun at Half Step when it first opened but skipped it this year cause they weren't open when they said that they would be. Craft cocktails, but I am sure they could do some tiki drinks.

 
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davidphantomatic
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Joined: Aug 25, 2013
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From: San Antone
Posted: 2015-08-04 5:09 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-07-27 22:19, mikehooker wrote:
$50 for the mug this year?! Wasn't it $20 last year? And Twin still had stock of the year prior when that one came out... Count me out.

[ This Message was edited by: mikehooker 2015-07-27 22:33 ]


Yeah, I'm not too crazy about the design this year and the price tag just further turns me off.

I think 2014's design was considerably better.
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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2015-08-05 11:15 am   Permalink

This years mug was made by Mulder. He made it himself and manufactured it himself all in the USA with his own 2 hands. The mugs from last year were sent out to China to be manufactured. That is why there is a price difference. Custom mugs always will cost more to make. When they are sent out to China or Mexico, the cost of labor goes way down (and so does the quality).

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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2015-08-06 2:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-08-04 16:14, lunavideogames wrote:
Finky, not tiki but... Casino El Camino has the best burgers I have ever had anywhere in the world. Midnight Cowboy was ok too, worth checking out. I had fun at Half Step when it first opened but skipped it this year cause they weren't open when they said that they would be. Craft cocktails, but I am sure they could do some tiki drinks.


Thanks, luna. I do loves a tasty burger, especially when it ranks on a global scale. Will look in to Half Step, too.
Cheers!


 
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Freeland
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Joined: Aug 19, 2013
Posts: 131
From: Austin, Tex
Posted: 2015-08-16 9:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-08-06 14:12, finky099 wrote:
Quote:

On 2015-08-04 16:14, lunavideogames wrote:
Finky, not tiki but... Casino El Camino has the best burgers I have ever had anywhere in the world. Midnight Cowboy was ok too, worth checking out. I had fun at Half Step when it first opened but skipped it this year cause they weren't open when they said that they would be. Craft cocktails, but I am sure they could do some tiki drinks.


Thanks, luna. I do loves a tasty burger, especially when it ranks on a global scale. Will look in to Half Step, too.
Cheers!




you cant go wrong ordering the verde chilli fries either if you do hit up Casino...
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davidphantomatic
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From: San Antone
Posted: 2016-02-21 10:22 am   Permalink

About a month or so ago, my girlfriend and I were in Austin just wandering aimlessly and decided to stop by Isla.
The drinks were good but definitely not what I was expecting as I've seen them advertising as a tiki bar, which I don't think is completely accurate.
We tried their painkiller, which wasn't bad, but mine was a bit flat on the flavor.
The one the bartender made my girl friend was very good though.
I also tried their rum old fashioned, I know not tiki, which I was very intrigued by and was not disappointed.

Overall, it's a very nice bar and the bartender was very cordial, as we were the only two in the bar, and even let me taste some of the rums he was using in there drinks. But a tiki bar it is not.

Last weekend, on our Valentine's date, my girlfriend surprised us on a detour home by stopping by the Concrete Jungle.
This is a cool little spot and their drinks were very good, but again it's just not very tiki.

While I would go there again to grab a tiki cocktail, the vibe we got was that this place is just a hipster bar that serves tiki cocktails.

The current trend here is that there's no straight tiki bar, like a Frankie's or a Don's, which I think needs to be rectified very soon!
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2016-08-31 10:02 am   Permalink

I went here 2 months ago... http://www.hulahut.com and its ok. The mexican twist is interesting, being by the lake is great. Austin is cool, everyone has tattoos! Thats weird... The comformity of incomformity.
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