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Finding tiki bars in a post Critiki era?
Jeff Bannow
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Joined: May 14, 2015
Posts: 284
From: Detroit, MI
Posted: 2018-06-01 12:35 pm   Permalink

I used to use Critiki as my go to when looking for tiki bars while travelling. It seems that Critiki isn't being maintained any more though unfortunately. (I've tried for at least 6 months to add in 5 new bars covering 3 different cities, and haven't received a response. And I can't be the only one trying to add in these bars either.)

How do you all find new tiki bars to hit these days? Random chance? Word of mouth? Internet sleuthing?


 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 781
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-06-01 7:54 pm   Permalink

True, Humu hasn’t added any locations in over a year (and hasn’t posted to Critiki News since last November); still, I don’t think it’s too obsolete yet. Most things listed there as in existence are so, or their current status can be confirmed by an Internet search, so Critiki remains my source for new-to-me tiki places.

When it comes to new-in-general places, ones that have opened their doors for the first time within the past 18 months, that’s a different story. Some of us have been posting here about new places, so I also do a TC search (or ask here) before traveling. And it was just internet dumb luck that I found out about Hidden Idol in Denver a year ago (which I then added to the Locating Tiki forum for the benefit of others).


 
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TIKIWAGON
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Joined: Sep 09, 2002
Posts: 374
From: England
Posted: 2018-06-02 08:35 am   Permalink

A shame i always used this too and tried to add our home bar too but no luck yet, At least i can see a lot of older locations that are already on here

 
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TikiHardBop
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Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 550
From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2018-06-04 4:24 pm   Permalink

Good news! She's back!

https://news.critiki.com/2018/06/04/its-time-to-oil-critikis-joints/

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Cutcarefullyplayloud
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Joined: Nov 14, 2017
Posts: 28
From: North Carolina
Posted: 2018-06-05 10:29 am   Permalink

Hooray! Critiki was one of my entry points to Tiki, i'm so glad it's not going anywhere.

 
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Jeff Bannow
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Joined: May 14, 2015
Posts: 284
From: Detroit, MI
Posted: 2018-06-05 10:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-06-04 16:24, TikiHardBop wrote:
Good news! She's back!

https://news.critiki.com/2018/06/04/its-time-to-oil-critikis-joints/



That's great news!


 
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santa
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Joined: Dec 20, 2011
Posts: 51
From: North America
Posted: 2018-07-01 02:39 am   Permalink

Has the Y review site made critiki obsolete?

 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
Posts: 781
From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-07-01 4:43 pm   Permalink

If you mean Yelp, then no, I don’t think so. Critiki has a specific (niche?) audience. The reviews there are by people who get “tiki,” so I trust them more than some bozo on Yelp. Plus, It’s still a nice record of places that no longer exist.

 
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santa
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Joined: Dec 20, 2011
Posts: 51
From: North America
Posted: 2018-07-01 6:32 pm   Permalink

The same people that use any review site use both the y that shall not be named and critiki.

 
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HopeChest
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Joined: Oct 19, 2015
Posts: 399
From: East Bay, CA
Posted: 2018-07-02 11:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-07-01 02:39, santa wrote:
Has the Y review site made critiki obsolete?



The Y review site made itself obsolete so long ago that I have absolutely no idea why ANYONE would refer to it for anything aside from hours and address.


 
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donhonyc
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Joined: Jan 13, 2003
Posts: 1179
From: The Quiet EAST Village
Posted: 2018-09-13 6:54 pm   Permalink

Anybody know what the scoop is with Critiki? I was able to log on and post a review about a month ago but since then forgot my password and tried to retrieve it several times to no avail.

 
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TikiHardBop
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Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 550
From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2018-09-14 1:37 pm   Permalink

I had this happen once. She's a one-person operation so sometimes she can get a bit backed up. You might want to send her an email as well.



 
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Jürka
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Joined: Aug 15, 2012
Posts: 112
From: Estland
Posted: 27 days ago; 11:07 am   Permalink

I get the thing now, but there's still silence. Her post of going on with Critiki is from 4th of June, I've tried to contact her by e-mail over 2 years, even by Facebook (in October 2018), but nothing... There's many updates in Europe scene of tiki waiting for her...
Critiki is main source for me too while travelling and trying to catch as much as possible of those places. The site has a very high importance for tiki-people, but also for bars. Critiki is like Nokia (Finnish mobile phone company) – connecting people, connecting tiki-people with tiki-locations.


 
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tikitube
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Joined: Apr 25, 2017
Posts: 273
From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 27 days ago; 4:28 pm   Permalink

Maybe start a similar site of your own?

 
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Jürka
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Joined: Aug 15, 2012
Posts: 112
From: Estland
Posted: 26 days ago; 7:07 pm   Permalink

I don't think it's too good idea. It's better to have one big, good place to keep all the information together and Critiki has helluva big job already done, it already contains whole lotta enormous amount of information, pictures, historical pictures etc. Also I'm not much good at it, not in IT stuff, not much experiences in tiki-world and I'm at home only about 2 months per year, so no, not me, but I'd gladly support as much as I can to keep the database in good condition and to be helpful to everybody.

 
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