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Monday, March 31, 2014

Ohio Tiki Roadtrip 2014

Hanging out at Surly Girl Saloon in Columbus 

Derek and I were super excited to get-a-way for a small road trip to Columbus, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio to visit the new Tiki bars that opened in both cities and to do some vintage shopping. It was a nice break from the crappy winter (even though it was freezing and briefly snowed in Columbus) and indulge in one of our obsessions....Tiki!

Picture heavy blog! I apologize as the photos are all cell phone quality.

We've gotten pretty good at winterizing our vintage barkcloth Tiki gear. We really don't care it makes no sense, we want to be in the 'Aloha Spirit' while keeping warm. *Wink*

First stop was Grass Skirt Tiki Room in Columbus, I loved the mini volcano! The sun also came out after a freak snow/wind storm.

We had a lot of fun goofing around and snapping photos with some of the amazing decor. I took a lot of photos, even though it was extremely dark inside, which is typical of a Tiki bar. I won't bore you with all the details, but the drinks and the food were great! 

Derek found his perfect mug!

Next stop was Porco Lounge & Tiki Room in Cleveland, which wasn't much to look at from the outside, but it is was a warm and inviting inside the lounge.

We were admiring the owner Stefan's Tiki mug collection, so many vintage and retired Tiki Farm mugs! Heaven!

View from our booth

We had a blast together at Grass Skirt, but Porco was an amazing experience. Not only was our bartender Shawn knowledgeable and friendly, he made our evening special and so much fun! We made some new friends who came over and sat at our booth as well as the rest of the bar staff who came over to introduce themselves. So. Much. Fun. We left with the owner Stefan hugging us and wishes us to hurry back to visit. We really felt like we became part of the Porco family and I can't wait to come back! Sigh.

Haha, I love this goof!


We didn't leave Ohio without plundering some vintage shops and we didn't think we bought that much until we unpacked all the bags......

.....and that's just the Tiki items. Haha! Well, I did have my 'no buy' beginning of the month and ended with a (Tiki) bang!

We came home tired, but happy. There are more Tiki trips this year and I can't wait!

Thank you for reading!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla


  1. I really had no idea Tiki was such a big “thing”!

    You're going to have to move into a larger home if you keep plundering ... and then in another 30 years you can look forward to downsizing your collections. Still, I think that's the best part of traveling - the buying of souvenirs. And, without question, the bars. ;)

    1. Oh yes, Tiki is a big thing to a lot of people. There is a lot of history to Tiki culture in America dating back to after WWII.

      California has a lot of awesome original Tiki bars that are still in business today. A gal can dream about visiting them all!

  2. you need to write the Tiki America travel guide!

    1. That would be AMAZING! The last book (Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America) was written in 2007 and a lot of places have closed/opened. I do a lot of research when we travel, there are a lot of hidden places that serve Tiki drinks like in Chinese restaurants. =D

  3. SO apparently I need to now go back to Ohio. Tiki here we come! Hopefully this summer!


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