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Tiki Culture


Tiki culture is a 20th-century theme used in Polynesian-style  restaurants and clubs in the United States. This type of culture is inspired in part by Tiki carvings and  Tiki mythology. This connection though, is only loose ans stylistic because it is only a form of American kitsch and not the Polynesian fine art forms to which it refers.

Tiki culture in the United States began in 1934 with the opening of Don the Beachcomber in Hollywood. His restaurant and others like his featured exotic rum punches and cocktails along with Polynesian or Cantonese cuisine. Places like this were decorated with flaming torches, rattan lounge furniture, flowers, leis and brightly colored patterns and fabrics.

Tiki Culture is a form of American kitsch.

Beer: Even Stuffy Old Gents Drink It


Beer is the world’s most widely consumed and probably oldest of alcoholic beverages; it is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. Beer forms part of the culture of beer-drinking nations and is associated with social traditions such as beer festivals, as well as a rich pub culture involving activities like pub crawling and pub games such as bar billiards. And, even stuffy old gents drink beer! Thanks for visiting and please come back often.

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