Tiki culture has been growing rapidly, especially in the United States, over the past few decades.
Many people are now converting their garages into full-scale tiki bars.
Josh and Rachel Papuzza in Ventura, California, recently converted their 2-car garage into a tiki bar called Tapu Tiki, which seats 20 people and even has a hot tub.
Josh is a bartender at VenTiki Lounge & Lanai and with help from his friends, he was able to do the entire job for around $30,000.
Michigan even has a growing tiki culture.
There’s the annual Tiki Party @ Chin’s Chop Suey in Livonia. Typically held the second Saturday in December from Noon-6pm.
Southwest Detroit has a great tiki bar called The Mutiny (4654 Vernor Hwy, Detroit) and there’s a new-ish tiki bar on the Eastside called Lost River (15421 Mack, Detroit).
Tikiphiles abound. Check it out!
Tiki with Ray blog
Tiki Oasis (annual convention held every August in San Diego)
Tiki Kev (sells pre-made home tiki bar kits)
List of some tiki lounge music albums
Buy the Cruisin Tiki Boat