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Hamo posted on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 10:41 PM

I purposely consume as little news and social media as necessary, in order to maintain my personal peace and reduce sources of stress and anxiety. The past week has been no exception, but from what I understand, several local governments across the country--and especially the Bay Area--are closing bars and restaurants in an attempt to limit gatherings and the spread of COVID-19. This will have a real impact on the lives of the people who staff these businesses.

Is there anyone out there with more information about specific ways we can support the staff of our favorite tiki bars which are being affected? Surely the TC ohana will rally to keep these places going throughout and after the closures.

[ Edited by: Hamo 2020-03-23 16:02 ]


Saw this letter from TV in Emeryville pop up on my Facebook feed - Looks like lots of places are staying open for take-out.

I've also seen posts with GoFundMe campaigns set up for the employees of some restaurants & bars. Gift cards look to be the hot item, with the goal of keeping places afloat and at least kitchen staff employed for the coming weeks.

Hamo posted on Wed, Mar 18, 2020 7:01 PM

Hey Bam Bam, if you remember any of those gofundme links, maybe you could post them here? That way those of us who don't use Facebook could also help out.


Gotcha, Hamo.

For those who have access, Forbidden Island is auctioning off rare mugs on their FB group to raise cash for the staff:

Also a GoFundMe for Forbidden Island staff:

GoFundMe for the Jungle Bird staff in Sacramento:

Max's in Grand Rapids is having a special sale to keep things going:

If more pop up I will post links here.

Thanks for starting this thread Hamo. I've been thinking about this quite a bit this week and came to see if there was anything posted yet.

I think it's not just tiki bars, but musicians and artists as well. With no shows/marketplaces for the near future, it may be good to have a general purpose thread where we can post links (as Bam Bam did) to help our friends in the tiki community. Bandcamp, direct links to artists, etc..

If anyone has links to share, please post them!



Mods - it may also be worth moving this to General Tiki to increase visibility.



On 2020-03-20 23:44, MauiRose wrote:
Hurricane Hayward posted about more ways:


Mahalo MauiRose for sharing, you beat me to it. This is a fast-moving story with updates every day. I'm trying to keep up and post all of the latest info, but I'd encourage everyone to please share more links here and I'll add them to the story.


Hamo posted on Sun, Mar 22, 2020 5:17 PM

Great additions, Bam Bam, MauiRose, Hayward, and bamalamalu, and great point about others who are affected, Kevin. Let's all do what we can to support the entire tiki community.

[ Edited by: Hamo 2020-03-23 15:54 ]

Smuggler's Cove set up their first-ever online store with mugs, shirts and more:


Hamo posted on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 4:00 PM

Thanks for that Smuggler's Cove link, MauiRose. I've been looking to get some long straws for some time, so I'm happy to order them from the Cove and help support Martin and his staff.

Hamo posted on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 4:33 PM

davidphantomatic is highlighting the affected ohana on his podcast, Marooned: A Texas Tiki Podcast.


You’re all beyond awesome!
Stay well.

[ Edited by: nui 'umi 'umi 2020-03-24 23:08 ]

[ Edited by: nui 'umi 'umi 2020-03-24 23:08 ]

GREAT THREAD Hamo!!!! And great contributions everyone !!! Strong Water in Anaheim is also open for Take-Out....which I just saw yesterday. I will be going to get some of their delicious food !!!


Thank you again everyone....Hamo, Bam Bam, Hurricane Hayward, bamalamalu, MauiRose, everyone !! Thanks !!! I have been buried with work and wouldn't have known. I was able to do some donations...and also get some merch that I hadn't been able to before :)...gift cards :), everything !!!! You guys are awesome !!! Thanks for all your work putting these lists together. The list on Atomic Grog is a great list !!

Jim Bacchi of The Tikiyaki Orchestra did some home recording and released a 4-track EP under the name Tikiyaki Minus Orchestra. You can find it on Bandcamp:


Needless to say, it's a winner. Check it out it as a way to throw some support that way.


A few more...

Grass Skirt is selling merchandise online

Consortium Holdings (False Idol ownership) is selling a crew relief tee -

Tiki Lindy Retrolicious digital cocktail book - proceeds to the contributing bartenders

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