The Very Best Tiki Online
We often get asked how do I learn more about Tiki while someone is a few Mai Tais into their evening. We try and help them as time and customers allow but many times they will wake up in the morning asking the same question right after where's the aspirin.
There are many great books written the best being anything written by Sven Kirsten his Book of Tiki is considered by most as the bible of Polynesian Pop and the handbook for the Tiki Resurrection. There are many Museums and Videos you can watch that will explain the history of the islands. I am going to list the websites that speak directly to Polynesian Pop and Tiki Bars in general.
I often joke if it’s not on TC it’s not tiki, that isn’t entirely true because they have many fun posts that have nothing to do with tiki one of my favorites is photo association. There are area’s dedicated to creating tiki. Restaurants and Bars past and present. Home bars is always a great time consumer watching the construction of someones home bar from dirt to drink. There is no better place to find all the answers and no nicer people for you to ask the questions if you can’t find an answer.
Critic is by far the most valuable travel planning site on the internet and it has nothing to do with booking a room or airfare. It is instead a beautifully designed (Thanx the @Humuhumu) website with listing of almost every tiki bar past and present all around the world and she is adding more every day. If I am going on vacation or even just meeting somewhere out of town I will pull up Critic and see if there are any sites locally (or within reasonable driving distance) to stop by and see before hand and after. If you register and logged in you have the opportunity to vote on each location (Hopefully VenTiki will be all 10s hahahaha) and keep a log as to where you have visited.
OogaMooga is a site just for those of us who collect Tiki Mugs of all shapes and vintages. Another great site by @Humuhumu (can you tell what this webmaster loves) which is dedicated to Tiki Mugs and nothing more. People post their collections online which allows for others to search for mugs they have never seen. There is a area for mug trading and links to eBay for recent prices for sold items.
These are all great sites and there are many more blogs, wikis, and of course personal sites. If your love goes as deep as ours you will become aware of all of them.