Tiki Night at 320 Main – TIKI THROWDOWN

by Matt Robold on August 9, 2012

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It’s happening! After being asked for almost a full year about when we were going to have another Tiki Night at 320 Main, I can say ON AUGUST 20th at 7pm!

What: Tiki Throwdown
When: Monday, August 20th 2012 @ 7pm PDT
Where: 320 Main, Seal Beach, CA
Who: You, me, and the Tiki Gods

Last year I managed to slip enough rum into Jason’s coffee to convince him that hosting a monthly Tiki Night at 320 Main for the entire summer was a great idea. Several months, many drinks, and probably about 15,000 gallons of fresh juice later we managed to mop the stickiness off of the floor finally sleep soundly in the knowledge that our busboys and barbacks would no longer want to kill us for making them work 15 hour days doing nothing but juicing citrus and pineapples and picking only perfect mint leaves and making ice blocks for punch.

This year we opted to hold off on turning our barstaff into murderous vengeance-seekers and put all the awesome into one big night.

On August 20th, Jason and I will be joined by the inimitable Kelly Merrell from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar for a Tiki Throwdown! We’ll all be making drinks from five of the greatest Tiki icons of all time with concoctions from Don The Beachcomber, Trader Vic, Steve Crane, Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, and Martin Cate. Mood music will be provided, as usual, by the awesome Ken Caldretti while an array of hot dogs will be grilled up by 320′s amazing kitchen staff.

Tiki Drinks, punches, hot dogs, music, and prizes. What else could you possibly want to do on a Monday night?

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Hotel Charlie September 24, 2012 at 9:58 am

This really needs to become a quarterly thing. I can see how once a month was tough to pull off the first time around, but it’s just too darned much fun to have to wait a whole year for. The summer event sort of writes itself, but you could do a Halloween version (Tiki and Halloween are a natural fit – Zombies, Dark & Stormies, etc.), a Christmas version (“I’m thinking of a flaming rum punch, heavy on the cinnamon, light on the cloves…”), and one in March/April or something (first day of Spring?). Sorry if this sounds too demanding, but thinking about how long it will be until the next one is depressing me. :(

Matt Robold October 26, 2012 at 11:17 am

We’ve actually started doing Tiki Tuesdays every week at 320. You should check them out!

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