Hale Tiki, Augusta, GA, R.I.P.  
Hale Tiki- from the street.
Hale Tiki- from the street.
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A close up of the Fabulous neon!
A close up of the Fabulous neon!
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In the entry room, to the right as you first enter.
In the entry room, to the right as you first enter.
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To your left in the entryway- the fountain. Further to the left is the entry to the restaurant side of the building.
To your left in the entryway- the fountain. Further to the left is the entry to the restaurant side of the building.
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A good picture of the welcoming sign.
A good picture of the welcoming sign.
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Now we've entered the bar area, and are looking back towards the entry.
Now we've entered the bar area, and are looking back towards the entry.
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All of this is under a thatch overhang!
All of this is under a thatch overhang!
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This is the end of the bar closest to the entrance the way it's really lit.
This is the end of the bar closest to the entrance the way it's really lit.
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Another picture with flash, so you can make out more detail.
Another picture with flash, so you can make out more detail.
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The weaponry behind the bar, you can also just make out one of the barstools in the foreground.
The weaponry behind the bar, you can also just make out one of the barstools in the foreground.
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I believe, but am not positive, this was on the left wall in the bar area facing the entrance. The tall pole on the left is used to help divide the space between the bar area and the 'second room'.
I believe, but am not positive, this was on the left wall in the bar area facing the entrance. The tall pole on the left is used to help divide the space between the bar area and the 'second room'.
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A long shot down the bar towards the entry.
A long shot down the bar towards the entry.
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Much of the lighting in the Hale Tiki is original, or have just a few pieces replaced to give proper ambiance.
Much of the lighting in the Hale Tiki is original, or have just a few pieces replaced to give proper ambiance.
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Here, you can just make out Rain's fabulous painting above the bar.
Here, you can just make out Rain's fabulous painting above the bar.
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A picture of the menu.
A picture of the menu.
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The 'concubine' is the house drink- served in the signature blue mug pictured on the menu.
The 'concubine' is the house drink- served in the signature blue mug pictured on the menu.
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On to the 'second room' portion of the long straight space, still looking back towards the bar and the entrance.
On to the 'second room' portion of the long straight space, still looking back towards the bar and the entrance.
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A good picture of some of the Tikis in the 'second room'.
A good picture of some of the Tikis in the 'second room'.
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On the right, you can just make out the ship's rigging and how it helps divide the space. We'll get to more detailed photographs of it later on our tour.
On the right, you can just make out the ship's rigging and how it helps divide the space. We'll get to more detailed photographs of it later on our tour.
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Also be sure to note some of the original lighting fixtures towards the left wall- this dim picture perhaps best shows their effect off.
Also be sure to note some of the original lighting fixtures towards the left wall- this dim picture perhaps best shows their effect off.
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Looking into the front lefthand corner of the 'second room', the bar is just to the left of this picture.
Looking into the front lefthand corner of the 'second room', the bar is just to the left of this picture.
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This shows off some of the Tapa cloth pretty well.
This shows off some of the Tapa cloth pretty well.
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Some of Basement Kahuna's fine carvings!
Some of Basement Kahuna's fine carvings!
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A long shot of the entire 'second room' space- facing the bar at the far end.
A long shot of the entire 'second room' space- facing the bar at the far end.
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To the right is a door leading to a small hallway and the restrooms, we tried to get a picture of the photographs there, but the flash glare was too much.
To the right is a door leading to a small hallway and the restrooms, we tried to get a picture of the photographs there, but the flash glare was too much.
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Note the HUGE bamboo along the ceiling, creating the illusion of a roofline.
Note the HUGE bamboo along the ceiling, creating the illusion of a roofline.
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This is close to the way the lighting actually feels.
This is close to the way the lighting actually feels.
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This is a close up of that right side hallway leading back to the restrooms. On the left wall you can sort of make out some of the pictures of other Tiki establishments.
This is a close up of that right side hallway leading back to the restrooms. On the left wall you can sort of make out some of the pictures of other Tiki establishments.
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The rear left side of the cheiftan's hut with the slot drum they use for 'last call'.
The rear left side of the cheiftan's hut with the slot drum they use for 'last call'.
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Facing the back left corner of the chieftan's hut, and the wonderful old original lamp.
Facing the back left corner of the chieftan's hut, and the wonderful old original lamp.
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Left back wall of the hut.
Left back wall of the hut.
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The full left back wall and a little of the molding used to seperate the hut from the 'second room'.
The full left back wall and a little of the molding used to seperate the hut from the 'second room'.
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The front ceiling of the hut, facing out towards the bar.
The front ceiling of the hut, facing out towards the bar.
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Another of that same area, with the wonderful Maori pieces with inlaid shell eyes.
Another of that same area, with the wonderful Maori pieces with inlaid shell eyes.
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