where every month we create a unique T-Shirt that will be available for Pre-Order only.
BRETTON'S BALI HAI - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI IS OUR
TIKI BAR T-SHIRT FOR NOVEMBER
A Rabbi, an artist, and an opera singer walk into a bar….
The Bali Hai Room was a popular cantonese restaurant and bar located on the lower level of Kansas City’s Bretton’s Restaurant. Owned by Rabbi turned restauranteur Max Bretton, upstairs you could order traditional jewish fare like Matzah Ball Soup, as well as Beef Wellington or Baked Alaska. Downstairs in The Bali Hai Room, the menu featured cantonese and Polynesian food. While not a typical tiki bar, Bali Hai was the first polynesian restaurant in town, and was named after the song from the musical “South Pacific.” The drinks were definitely tiki - you could order a Hurricane (limit 3) $1.80, Planter’s Punch for $1.30 and a Zombie for $1.90 They even had their own tiki mug.
Max and Mary Bretton loved all artists. Mary had toured the country as an opera singer, and famous people like Maria Callas and Edward G. Robinson would stop in their restaurant and bar while performing in Kansas City.
Bretton’s opened in 1945, the Bali Hai Room was added in 1954, and sadly everything closed in 1976.
This T-Shirt is available for Pre-Order until October 31st, and will be produced and shipped mid November.
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The Reviews are In!
Chanda S. - Driftwood Room - LA - Subscription Club Member
I was very happy to find the Tiki bar T shirt club from the Zen Tiki Lounge. I decided to give them a try before subscribing. I am absolutely thrilled with this shirt. So thrilled that I subscribed for 6 months while still wearing the shirt. These will definitely get some mileage during this year's Hukilau. And I will tell everyone where to get them
Frank E. - Subscription Club Member
These shirts are a joy. Every month brings something that is worth getting. The stories are almost as good as the shirts.
Kevin G. - Subscription Club Member
Great fitting shirt with quality art. I enjoyed the included history "fact sheet" of the Tiki Bar that is illustrated on the shirt!
Christopher S. - The Tropics
The shirt looks fantastic. Has very comfortable material and fits great.
Wayne S. - The Tropics
Quality of shirt and printing is always great! And the company is great to work with! Highly recommend! Thanks tiki of the month club!!
Jen B. - Subscription Club Member - The Makai Room - One of my favorites so far! This is my 5th purchase from Tiki Bar T-shirt Club and by far my favorite. Getting a little note about the history of the location is the icing on the cake. I only wish I could take time machine back to this place in its heyday. The reproduction of the art is just perfect. Love it!
Woody of WoodyMillerArt.com - Cannibal Cocktail Lounge - Great design, love this shirt!
Kurt B. - Subscription Club Member - I love the Tiki Bar T-shirt Club. It's always great to get a T-shirt in the mail from an old-school defunct tiki bar. Many of these closed spots are from the middle of the country so they haven't gotten the attention that larger tiki temples have received. It comes with a brief history of the spot. Oh and the tees are super comfortable.
Christopher S. - Waikiki Room - Not only does the shirt have a great design and look great but is so comfortable too. The material that's used is very comfortable and soft. I love this shirt. It's my first one but will not be my last!!
Jane S. - The Outrigger - I can't say enough good things, but I will try...the t-shirts are a bargain with their unique design and quality of seams and fabric. It's also really fun to see what design is coming next. It's Christmas every month!
Michael J. - Subscription Club Member - Great design, great fit. Already a regular in my closet
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