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Tiki Iniki, Kauai, HI (bar) (now open)

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Name:Tiki Iniki
Type:bar
Street:Princeville shopping center
City:Kauai
State:HI
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status: Open

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2013-12-05 11:06 ]

I thought you would have your hands in this after the "Hollywood Project" not going ahead.
Good for you Ben, Get some Island time!

On 2012-08-03 23:27, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
I thought you would have your hands in this after the "Hollywood Project" not going ahead.
Good for you Ben, Get some Island time!

There was one before that one too ATP.

3rd time is the charm!!!

20 year lease signed!

More info as it comes in.....

T

It's Michelle Rundgren that is doing this but you know that.

[ Edited by: tikihai 2012-08-05 13:05 ]

[ Edited by: tikihai 2012-08-05 13:06 ]

On 2012-08-05 12:57, tikihai wrote:
It's Michelle Rundgren that is doing this but you know that.

[ Edited by: tikihai 2012-08-05 13:05 ]

[ Edited by: tikihai 2012-08-05 13:06 ]

Yup! :wink:

We're filling a "Can" right now and the build out will start in late Feb. Soft opening planned for April. Grand opening TBD. Some pics of stuff over here on Face Book. Aloha! BB

edited for date changes

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151307231021240.520220.679291239&type=1&comment_id=26615897┬Čif_t=photo_album_comment


Bamboo Ben
Custom Tropical Decor
I build Fun for you!
http://www.facebook.com/bambooben

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2013-02-17 15:48 ]

Let me know if you need a 20 ft., or 40 ft. tiki.........

D
Dagg posted on Wed, Jan 16, 2013 6:31 PM

On 2012-12-07 06:18, RevBambooBen wrote:
Soft opening planned for March.

Is March still looking good for the soft opening? Early, mid, late march?

D
Dagg posted on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:51 AM

bump :)

I have been needing a reason to go to Princeville, when I make my glorious return to Kauai next year, and now I have one.

Tiki Iniki, North Shore of Kauai, HI
A tropical cocktail bar in Hawaii is about as exotic as ice in Iceland, but this one sets itself apart with the help of a little star power (one of the owners is rock legend Todd Rundgren). They've enlisted other big names in the bar world like mixologist Julie Reiner and third-generation tiki bar designer, Bamboo Ben. Reiner, a Hawaiian native (but New York-based owner of Brooklyn's Clover Club and Manhattan's Lani Kai), is designing the cocktail program with modern interpretations of classic tropical drinks based on fresh-picked island fruits.

Read More http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2013/01/where-to-drink-in-2013.html#ixzz2LCafx4MP

Article about Tiki Iniki in Honolulu Magazine.

http://www.honolulumagazine.com/Honolulu-Magazine/Biting-Commentary/February-2013/Tiki-Iniki-a-new-Kauai-bar-with-Julie-Reiner-Hawaii-Cocktail-Week-wrap-up/

News flash: Tiki Iniki is coming to Kauai in April. Hopefully the only devastation it wreaks is just a bit on our livers. There's some serious star power involved: Julie Reiner, who grew up on Oahu and opened New York hot spots Clover Club and now-closed Lani Kai, is developing the menu for Tiki Iniki in Princeville. The concept is a midcentury-style tiki bar, serving both classic Donn Beach and Trader Vic tiki drinks and modern interpretations. (Another star involved? Rock legend Todd Rundgren is one of the owners in the project.)

While we wait for Tiki Iniki's opening, we leave you with some of the highlights of the inaugural Hawaii Cocktail Week, which wrapped on Sunday. Reiner was one of the event's many guest bartenders, and, after her Modern Tiki session with Brian Miller (formerly of Death & Co, an East Village cocktail mecca), we celebrated Donn Beach's 106th birthday by taking a trip to Beach's grave at Punchbowl Cemetery (oh how appropriately named for Beach!). We shared a Zombie in his honor................

Can is on island! Go time. pics soon!

GoGo Ben!

This Tapa/Kapa will be used at Tiki Iniki.

Come see it soon.....

Bump for http://www.tikiiniki.com Get mugs and stuff now!!!

Site is looking great. Might have to score some Tiki Iniki swag soon. You have been doing great work Ben. Photos on FB have been looking awesome. :D


The venerable Reverend Bamboo Ben holding a rousing sermon at the Church of Coco Palms... Hallelujah and amen my tiki brethren and sisteren!

***** Yes I know we keep changing the opening date but we're dealing with Kauai time. :wink:

Plus it's an island so missing equipment from containers doesn't help either!!!!******

Opening Late July 2013


Bamboo Ben
Custom Tropical Decor
I build Fun for you!
http://www.facebook.com/bambooben

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2013-05-17 07:07 ]

HT

Dig the color variations on those mugs.

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I helped in a small way today.:D My wife is reupholstering the chairs for Iniki. These came from Don the Beachcombers originally, I believe. Ben refinished the rattan, my wife did the cushions, and today I helped her install them onto the chairs. They are good lookin!
Here's some of them:

Here's a few "Working Pics" for those of you that aren't on Facebook.
I'll add some more soon.
Aloha! BB

Mikel Parton's Donation Tiki Drummer

Alex/ Spicolli "Shaping the table tops"

The Collins Girls re-upholstering the Don's Chairs

Tony GoPro. He's doing the videos :)

Part of the bar

My assistant Dan Briggs helping with the "Lava Flow"

Martin working on the lighting program

Here's a few more while I'm here....

David Killingsworth ( master carpenter and original
Tubes member)

Shop Dog "Lilly"

Todd Tiki's

Tiki Bar Stools ( no pad yet)

Some routing trims

Looking Great, keep those pics coming, Ben.

I can't wait to see the lava flow wall lit up. It's looking good!

I'll be there in August so I'm really hoping the opening doesn't get postponed too much more!

On 2013-05-17 10:57, tikilongbeach wrote:
I can't wait to see the lava flow wall lit up. It's looking good!

TLB,

The lighting guy is going to put a Red Water Effect on it to give you the feel of Hot Lava!

p.s. the lighting guy does big concert lighting all over the world. it's gonna be gOOd!!

oh ya, and the Lava Flow gets a hut in the corner too with orchids and Pele Hair coming out of it.

Aloha! BB

On 2013-05-17 11:02, LoriLovesTiki wrote:
I'll be there in August so I'm really hoping the opening doesn't get postponed too much more!

I'm thinking you'll be safe LLT!

Aloha! BB

On 2013-05-17 10:52, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Looking Great, keep those pics coming, Ben.

Gonna try to post here more ATP.
Actually there are quite a few people that aren't on FB or TWIT, etc.
I'm findig out...

Aloha! BB

I was happy to see you are using "the manual" on site :)

On 2013-05-18 10:23, bigbrotiki wrote:
I was happy to see you are using "the manual" on site :)

Svenster-

One of the carpenters said, "I have this book with lot's of tikis in it that I got at a yard sale in Hanalei."
Bring it on down. Ends up to be the BOT!!! He got it for like 5.00!!! So I'm working with these master carpenters
trying to "loosen up their skills a bit". Every time they want to do something all polished and perfect I point to the Book of Tiki
and say hey!!! Go back and look at some pages!!! This is Real Tiki not that fake Hawiian Tiki stuff!!!
Aloha BB

Very cool, Ben. Having visuals certainly saves a lot of x-plaining. And arguing. "If it's in a book, it must be good!" :)

J

What is a Todd Tiki?

Curious because I recently got a tiki that looks just like those...

Is there a place where I can get more?

Looking forward to more pics and videos of your progress!

On 2013-06-03 19:12, jimsflies wrote:
What is a Todd Tiki?

Curious because I recently got a tiki that looks just like those...

Is there a place where I can get more?

Looking forward to more pics and videos of your progress!

These were on stage on a past Todd Rundgren Tour. They've lived with Todd and Michele ever since. Not sure about the origin. I'll ask soon.

There are a few bar stools left at Tiki Iniki avail for purchase... You get your name carved into it and some other stuff too. If interested contact Michele Rundgren @ yahoo dot com

If you ever wanted to invest in a (real) Tiki Bar now is your chance!!!
( makes for a great write off too :wink:

That's pretty a fun video, Ben has gone completely native now I fear
we may have lost him to the Islands.

On 2013-07-01 11:59, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
That's pretty a fun video, Ben has gone completely native now I fear
we may have lost him to the Islands.

hahahaha!!

This place does kinda grow on you :wink:

more pics soon for you non face bookers.

Aloha! BB

Here are a few updated pics.

G
GROG posted on Mon, Jul 8, 2013 10:25 AM

Get a haircut you hippy!

On 2013-07-08 10:25, GROG wrote:
Get a haircut you hippy!

when in Rome.....

Last time I saw Ben, he did seem very relaxed.....

T

[ Edited by: tikicoma 2013-10-26 11:31 ]

Any updates? My husband thinks Tiki Iniki is open but I'm not sure!

We'll be on Hawaii in 2 weeks!!!

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Not open yet! :(

Thanks! Ben - do we know anything? Like when?

[ Edited by: RevBambooBen 2013-12-05 11:05 ]

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