I didn’t have much time for tiki this weekend, as I was busy playing a Dreadnok in a G.I. Joe cosplay photo shoot aboard an aircraft carrier. Sometimes, when I describe how I spent my weekend, and it doesn’t involve tiki, it sounds like I’m just stringing random words together.
But I did get to stop for drinks at the Kona Club in Oakland, one of my favorite tiki bars. The atmosphere is laid-back, the bartenders are friendly, the decor is from the legendary Oceanic Arts in L.A., the Macadamia Nut Chi-Chi is on my list of 100 Tiki Things to Drink Before You Die, and they have a full-size hula girl statue with moving hips. Pure class on every level.
What I’m saying is, I got the glasses.
Cocktail and pint. This was a good weekend.