||Bikini Lounge, Phoenix, AZ (bar)
Joined: Mar 16, 2011
|Posted: 2011-10-18 1:28 pm  Permalink|
A few months have passed since our last meeting; but been busy. Bruce, a million thanks for the post (concur, but those older folk have a hard time reading in the dark, that's why were not supposed get old!) great to see you guys at Tiki Oasis, appreciate the support!
We have had more artists come through will post some pics on "Other Events" and a first annual event for the bar coming up this weekend! Chiseling away at the to do list like a proud parent I have posted some photos for your viewing pleasure of our progress!
As for all the glorious awards we have shelved in this town; The New Times has awarded our longtime bartender "Phoenix's Best" (again), 27 years (she's counting) and some loyal lobbyists love her too!
The Bikini Lounge
Difficult to see, but an image of the restored return of the old hanging bamboo lights along the bar..
Another angle, each booth has one as well..you just feel like your in a different world when you enter.
YES! The letters made their way back!! But this amazing archaeological find underneath the 1967 remodel show a great hand painted script to the original 1947 design. Although as dried up as Death Valley's desert floor and would need full resto, the city would be the bigger battle for re-doing...maybe someday?!?
We know it is all there still.
All in a days work! Thanks to Doug for his help. We really do have some good Peeps on board!
Wall-aah! Now it's time for all of the bamboo letter frames, and a restoration of the paintings!
Isn't she dreamy in this light...
Something else for your viewing pleasure. These are some 1966 architectual renderings to to how the Bikini became remembered most. More history to come, as well our web site TheBikiniLounge.com is getting better developed to include what we know and learn.
These masks would of been fantastic! Dig the ride, and a well dressed couple!
Back door ideas..something to aspire too??
Must of discussed this over a cocktail...
|The Bikini Lounge|
Joined: May 03, 2011
|Posted: 2011-10-18 2:06 pm  Permalink|
A correct login for the post would of helped from us for those following "The Bikini Lounge"!
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Las Vegas, NV
|Posted: 2011-10-18 11:59 pm  Permalink|
Great old renderings! ZAZZ!