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Tiki Hut, Garden Grove, CA (bar)

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Name:Tiki Hut
Street:9905 Garden Grove Blvd
City:Garden Grove


You would think that all of the old Tiki bars in Southern California would have been documented by now, but here is a new one.

I just got this ashtray from a bar called the Tiki Hut located in Garden Grove.

Run by Carl and Eva

But wait there's more. An interesting twist, it was an early gay Tiki Bar! Found this info in an OC Weekly article about the Happy Hour bar that also discussed other gay bars on Garden Grove Blvd.

"The Happy Hour will almost certainly be torn down, and Garden Grove Boulevard—once peppered with such long-gone queer watering holes as Rumour Hazzit, the Tiki Hut, the Mug, the Iron Spur, the Old Bavarian Inn, the Knotty Keg, the Hound's Tooth, the Ranger, the Saddle Club and DOK West, all lured to the area by cheap rents during the 1960s and '70s—will have only one gay bar left."

Friendly Polynesian Atmosphere indeed! Anybody out there remember this one?


Nice find, proves that keeping on digging will turn up new discoveries again and again.

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