The Kon Tiki, in Tucson Arizona, opened in 1963. It has a great history, and used to host big celebrities back in it's heyday, such as Clint Eastwood.
|A pretty fun sign (please ignore the tacky banner in photo, left)|
Tretchikoff Chinese Girl.
|He's happy there are no piranhas around!|
In the entry way there is a big tropical aquarium (I'm such a sucker for a pretty fish tank) which apparently used to house piranhas!!! Pretty awesome. I think it's illegal to have those, now...
You go for the drinks!!! The bartender, Marcos, made me a mighty-tasty Mai Tai. It's a little odd to drink a Mai Tai in the middle of the desert...oddly delicious :-)
|Mr. Tiki says "please don't use me to hide junk!"|
On the other hand, it has things like the offensive-to-the-eyeballs giant banner out in front that advertised some drink special, and the junk stashed behind the tiki in the front entrance next to the trash-picker-upper and bucket combo. The freebie newspaper stand is a nice touch, too.
|Me, in Mai Tai buzzed RV'ing mode|
If you're in the Tucson area, definitely stop by the Kon Tiki for a Mai Tai and tell Marcos I said "Hi!"