Find out about our new book at http://www.bucketlistbars.com! **Note: We state the bar was purchased by Jeremy in 2008, it was actually purchased and restored by he and Amy Boylan in 2005.** There are Tiki bars and then there are Tiki bars. And then there is the Tonga Hut! The Tonga Hut is located at 12808 Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, CA. What makes this place so fantastic is the fact that it is the oldest surviving Tiki bar in the LA area. Two brothers founded this joint in 1958 after they were inspired by a trip to Tonga. When it opened, the Tonga Hut joined hundreds of other Tiki bars and restaurants making their appearance across the country. But this one is different in two respects. First, it opened in what would have been the vortex of the surfing and Tiki culture in the late 1950's. And second, because it's just about the only one that's survived so long. As we found, it has a loyal and extensive following. In fact when we announced that we'd just made the video of it, one of our Twitter followers remarked "COOL! It still exists?" The Tonga is co-owned and was lovingly restored by Amy Boylan and Jeremy Fleener. Fleener, guitarist for SX-10 (and formerly for Cyprus Hill) fell in love with the Tonga Hut the first time he visited it back in the 90's. He finally bought it in late 2005 and together with Amy has spent just about every waking moment polishing it up and turning it back into its previous self. And they're doing it right. The decor is some of the best understated Tikis we've seen, the drinks are heavy on the alcohol, the people are fun and the place is simply amazing. Put the Tonga Hut on your short list!
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If you weren't able to come out and GET DOWN with Krave Tea House and Kava Bar, here's a look at what you missed! DJ FM and special guest DJ Julian Newman held down the music all night long. With have food trucks, discounted hotel options, fire performances and more it was an absolute blast. Best of all, we collected close to $300 to donate to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico! See you next month for Kravesgiving! Krave Greensboro (NC): http://fb.me/kravegreensboro Krave Carrboro (NC): http://fb.me/kravekava DJ FM on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/62SrbruBLfsrJFV7nqUKX3 DJ FM on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/djfmdotcom Julian Newman on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djjuliannewman
These are the OLDEST existing Tiki Bars, all vintage and all authentic, starting in 1945 until 1963. These are the places REAL Mad Men went for lunch, where your grandparents got drunk and where memories were made. Take a 2 minute trip and enjoy some Tiki nostalgia!
I am exploring ten amazing places in NYC rooftops with great views and secret bars. Majority of these place I have visited on multiple occasions and spent a quality time.
On March 6th, 2015 Kylle Thomasson joined The Indigo Soul Tour and opened up the show with an incredible and intimate acoustic performance. His percussive guitar stylings act as a heartbeat gently supporting his effortless vocals and he won the crowd over at the snap of a finger. After taking a moment to sit down with him and find out what inspires HIS art it was easy to see how truly his music represents his personality. Kylle Thomasson: www.kyllethomasson.com The Indigo Soul Tour: indigosoultour.tumblr.com Chris Hayzel: www.chrishayzel.com Shilo Gold: www.shilogold.com The Indigo Soul Tour is an international traveling musical celebration made by indie artists for indie artists and everyone who admires them. Sticking to the grass roots nature of independent music Los Angeles Soul Artists Chris Hayzel and Shilo Gold put together the tour and are traveling the country sharing the stage with incredible indie artists and finding out what inspires THEIR art, all the while inviting local crowds to come out and join in the celebration! The first leg is the west coast and will be hitting a city near you on the following dates: 3/5/15 - Los Angeles, CA - Dirty Laundry Bar 3/6/15 - San Diego, CA - Rooted Kava Bar 3/10/15 - Scottsdale, AZ - Rogue Bar 3/12/15 - Albuquerque, NM - Elementary School Demo/Q&A 3/13/15 - Santa Fe, NM - Warehouse 21 3/14/15 - Denver, CO - Syntax Physic Opera 3/16/15 - Denver, CO - Middle/High School Demo/Q&A 3/22/15 - Vancouver B.C. - Guilt & Company 3/25/15 - Seattle, WA - The Royal Room 3/28/15 - Salem, OR - Boon's Treasury 4/3/15 - Rocklin, CA - Boneshaker Brewery 4/4/15 - Santa Barbara, CA - SoHo House
Found my new ohana at a beautiful house that attracts amazing people with a love of growing food, foraging fruit, and the kava kava bar
Wolfgang Rehmert plays Grateful Dead song "Sugaree" at the Bayfront Kava Bar in Hilo, Hawaii 6-15-2015.
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