April 13, 2007

Baltimore Tiki History: the Hawaiian Room

Filed under: History,Tiki,Washington, D.C. — Humuhumu @ 11:27 am
Hawaiian Room swizzle, from the collection of Andy Johnson
Hawaiian Room swizzle, from the collection of Andy Johnson
Hawaiian Room mug, from the collection of kohalacharms
Hawaiian Room mug, from the
collection of kohalacharms

Johnny Dollar has a great roundup on the Hawaiian Room, including photos, collectibles, and a bit of the history. This piece of Baltimore tiki history operated in the Emerson Hotel in the 1960s, and had no relation to the Hawaiian Room in New York City.

My favorite part is a detail of a cocktail menu, which suggests that the diner “start a collection of Authentic Polynesian Mugs.” Y’know, just like the natives use. The Hawaiian Room actually does have one of the more unusual mugs, a grumpy Dr. Zaius look-alike. Tiki Centralite johntiki has been collecting items from and researching the Hawaiian Room for years, and he contributed images of his collection to Johnny’s post.

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