Retro-Raunt: Pub Tiki
Drawing for Food visited the Pub in Pennsauken a bit back, a retro experience in and of itself but they also did some research on the history of the Pub that we found fascinating.
- There were once 5 Pub locations
- Founded by Morris “Duffy”J. Shoyer (1914-1995)
Here are some fun facts we found about Pub Tiki:
- Opened in the mid-1950s
- Closed in 1977
- Interior featured a glowing map of the South Pacific and a waterfall
- The Missionary’s Downfall was the most expensive cocktail at $1.20
- All drinks had a minimum of 1 1/2 ounces alcohol
- 3 Tiki mugs from Pub Tiki recently went for $188.49 on eBay.
- GQ food writer Alan Richman took a date to Pub Tiki in 1965, his senior year at the University of Pennsylvania and also mentioned the restaurant in his book, Fork it Over: the intrepid adventures of a professional eater .
- Phyllis Stein-Novack reminisced that the “Polynesian” food served there “was sort of Chinese, the addition of cherries and pineapples.”
- Dinner Menu from Pub Tiki [Arkiva Tropika]
- Cocktail Menu from Pub Tiki [Arkiva Tropika]
A Hawaiian hukilau of special rums and fresh exotic juices served in a whole fresh pineapple
Are we ready for a Tiki renaissance?
The Pub [Drawing for Food]