The Tiki Bar is a special type of drinking/eating establishment which was originally conceived of in 1933 as "Donn The Beachcomber" by Ernest Gantt (aka. Donn Beach) in Hollywood California. In 1936, Victor Bergeron opened the first "Trader Vic's" in Oakland California.
The attraction of these new faux Polynesian themed restaurants was that they provided customers with a quick escape from their everyday lives, allowing them to imagine they were in some far off tropical isle with exotic food, drink, and ambiance.
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