Tiki Bars

TREND These Polynesian paradises, popular in the 1950s and '60s, are making a comeback

HOW IT STARTED Just as the old lounges were closing, a new generation discovered the tiki's retro-hip allure

JUDGMENT CALL May be able to ride the Rat Pack revival--but don't take out any long-term leases

Bali Hai is calling--again. Tiki bars, those hula-hut hangouts made popular in postwar America by G.I.s returning from the South Pacific, are making a comeback. Many of the old Trader Vics and Don the Beachcombers have sailed into the sunset (last year's demolition of the Kahiki in Columbus, Ohio, to make...

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