Archive through December 13, 2000

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By Pataphysician on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 - 07:23 am: Edit

No, No, NO!!


By Midas on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 - 05:52 am: Edit

Taboo Cove is very cute. On a Tiki lounge related topic (sort of), I just bought a fabulous replica shrunken head on eBay. I even got to pick what hair colour I wanted!

By Marc on Wednesday, December 13, 2000 - 01:17 am: Edit

Octopus Ranch is very hip. Right now we're considering TABOO COVE for the tiki bar. What do you think?

By Domingo on Tuesday, December 12, 2000 - 10:24 am: Edit

Marc, I've got my bags packed. When do we leave?
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the grand opening of JUMPIN' JAKES OCTOPUS OASIS..."

Thats got swing and tiki/island tastes.

or you could substitute oasis for ranch...


or my personal favorite, just "DOMINGOS"


By Daedelus on Thursday, December 07, 2000 - 09:57 pm: Edit

Is it alright if I go ahead and demand a recount now, or do I need to wait till later?


By Bluedog1 on Thursday, December 07, 2000 - 05:34 pm: Edit

I'm a big fan of "Bluedog Saloon"

Do I win?

By Yvonne on Thursday, December 07, 2000 - 02:47 pm: Edit

If you're a big God fan, call it the Burning Bush or think of Anatomist1 and call it "The Asbestos Underwear Hideout."

By Yvonne on Thursday, December 07, 2000 - 02:35 pm: Edit

What about...
Vino-a-go-go? (Whiskey-a-go-go was already taken!)
or The Lap Kitty Lounge.

By Morriganlefey on Wednesday, December 06, 2000 - 10:27 pm: Edit

Bingo, Tropic - you're right on. The Shim Sham does still exist in New's a faboo glam-punk club.

Also, to Midas (and Marc!) - afraid "Departure Lounge" is already taken. A Brit acquaintance of mine has a pretty well-established band of that name (launched by the irreverent Robyn Hitchcock).

Gotta watch that trademark infringement!

- M

By Tropicofcancer on Wednesday, December 06, 2000 - 08:30 pm: Edit

Isn't the Shim Sham Club a sort of punk rock bar in New Orleans? I seem to remember them even having their own house band, The Shim Shamettes.

By Malhomme on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 05:21 pm: Edit

Blue Mickey
Booze Hound's
Ed's Beef-pit and House of New Age Books
Wry Whiskey
Johnnie, Jack, and Jules (Pernod???)
Johnnie, Jack, and Jim
Blue Star
Honky Tonk
Frank's at Midnight

By Grimbergen on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 01:46 pm: Edit

ok here we go:

Minor Seventh
Flat Nine
The Fermata
The Formica
The Divan
Grim's Shack o' Love


By Daedelus on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 10:29 am: Edit


there must be something in the water here, as I was thinking the same thing about "The Rat-Trap".
BTW the Poodle-Dog is still around.


By Pataphysician on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 10:21 am: Edit


The Undertow
The Riptide Room
The Krakatoa Room
Gauguin's Hideaway
Gauguin the Beachcomber

By Michele on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 10:06 am: Edit

yep. the tiki ti, on sunset blvd. just east of the vista theatre. it's in my neck of the woods. can't vouch for those freshly squeezed rumors though, the other ingredients in their drinks obliterated all recollections i might've had regarding anything save the fabulously black-lit decor.

favorite bar names:

the alibi room

the office (honey, i can't talk right now, i'm at the....)

By Don_walsh on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 09:55 am: Edit


Akbar & Marc's Tiki Hut.

Designed by Matt Groening.

I wanna see Marc in a tarbush (fez).

By Bob_chong on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 09:29 am: Edit

Anyone been to the Tiki Tie (sp?) in L.A.?

Best tiki bar ever. Hands down. Very cozy. According to legend, the owner gets up early in the morning to squeeze all the juices freshly.

Great stuff.

If anyone finds themself in Hell A, do yourself a favor and go to this bar. It's on Sunset. In Hollywood, perhaps. Memory fading...


By Midas on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 09:25 am: Edit

La Vida Vegas
The Jitterbug
ooh, maybe Drown Your Sorrows? For all those whove lost more than they've won...

By Admin on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 09:22 am: Edit

Ooooo, tiki lounges are my favorite! I'm sad to hear it won't be open for my visit over xmas, Marc. But perhaps you can give me a preview tour?

Also, Taschen publishers released a maaarvelous book, The Book of Tiki

Its one of my new favorites!

By Melinelly on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 09:20 am: Edit

hrm, let's see...

Lowbrow Betty's
Starry Night Room
Black Rose
Johnny's Delight
Billy's Holiday

By Pataphysician on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 09:06 am: Edit

Martini Au Go Go
The French Martini
The Lowball Room
Club Swag
The Mixology Institute
Ocean's Eleven
Pal Joey's

By Eric on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 08:06 am: Edit

yeah the continental is probably the best place to see live music here in austin. there's another place called the carousel lounge. there used to be a place called the the poodle dog lounge. and on the frankie and and sammy theme, how about "the rat trap"?

By Tavis on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 08:05 am: Edit

IN the same vein as Swinging Chad's, and more topical how about Dimpled Chads? Or Florida Chad's. The joke may well lose its flavour in a month or so, but I like it.


By Midas on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 07:27 am: Edit

OK, here we go...
The Departure Lounge
The Viva Room
Easy, Boys.
Little Betty's
The Roulette Wheel

You realise I'll be up all night thinking of names now. I'm obsessive/compulsive when it comes to naming things. When we started our radio show,I came up with 61 different names. In the end we put all the separate words into a bag, and drew two at random, hence Noxious Muse was named.

By Pataphysician on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 07:04 am: Edit

Swinging Chad's

By Germanandy on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 03:41 am: Edit

another suggestion:



By Tavis on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 12:51 am: Edit

Marc, la vela is Spanish for the candle. I don't know whether it has any other meanings in US Spanish.


By Germanandy on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 12:46 am: Edit

hello from germany,

what about marc-o-rama?



By Timk on Monday, December 04, 2000 - 12:19 am: Edit

i suppose anything involvivng the word swing is out of the queestion lol


By Marc on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 10:41 pm: Edit


I tried going to your companies website, but no-luck. You might be of some help to me. Could you e-mail me a link to the site.

By the way, one of my favorite hangouts in Austin is The Continental.

Boozeland is good, very good.

By Treeman5 on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 09:25 pm: Edit

Head over to Tommy Gunn's for some shot's but you gotta check your gun's at the door....Matt

By Treeman5 on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 09:15 pm: Edit

Hey Marc how bout Tommy Gunn's?

By Daedelus on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 08:56 pm: Edit


and that is my final offer...


By Treeman5 on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 08:46 pm: Edit


If you haven't already decided on carpeting in your joint I can refer you to someone top notch for any design scemes. Any concept you can imagine can be laid down in carpet. My mother is a sales rep for a custom carpeting mill and she works directly with many designers. She's actually done a couple of the big casino's in Vegas and also here in Ct. Be happy to pass it on if you're interested. And by the way, how bout the Maxim Lounge?

By Bob_chong on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 08:36 pm: Edit

The Electric Banana
(apologies to Marti DiBergi)

The Radar Range

Checker Charley's

Desert Babylon

Or, my favorite: Twenty Dwarves Took Turns Doing Handstands on the Carpet (just kidding. talk about a marketing nightmare...)


By Daedelus on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 08:30 pm: Edit


Cool dadi-o. I sincerely hope the Las Vegas permitting process is easier to navigate than the process here in Austin, Tx, where I work. I pull my hair out daily trying to shepherd projects through the submittal and permit sausage-grinder down at CityHall. So much is being built right now that the review board has a 3 or 4 month backlog. And people are paying rent and notes on space, while their plans sit gathering dust on some poor overloaded saps desk. A friend of mine who is doing a Punk Club here has not heard back from the City since August, about the plans I put together for him, and submitted according to all of the needs and wants of the various review boards. Such is life in the big city. I feel for you if the same holds true in Las Vegas. Good luck, and I hope you don't need it!


By Marc on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 08:17 pm: Edit

b daedelus,

I'm designing it.

By Anatomist1 on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 08:04 pm: Edit

The Jive.

Three Little Pigs.


By Marc on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 08:03 pm: Edit


The Peppermint Lounge is one of the names I've been considering. I have to find out if it's trademarked or not.

My band played The Peppermint Lounge in the early 80's, after it had become a punk club.

By Tabreaux on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 07:55 pm: Edit

I honestly don't know if "La Vela" is Spanish or French or if it even means anything in either language. I just remember a small club with that name, out in the country.

BTW, there was a great bar in NY back in the '60s called "The Peppermint Lounge". Cool name.

I think "The Shim Sham Club" is very hip. It's a sassy kind of name for that early '60s vibe.

By Daedelus on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 07:47 pm: Edit

Hows about

Boomerang Club
The Streamline(r)
EasyStreet (seems appropriate)
Kon Tiki

Who you got doing the design? Anybody us design types might have heard of?

Just Curious


By Marc on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 07:42 pm: Edit


What does La Vela mean?

There's a famous jazz club in New York called The Blue Note. I really like Martini Ranch for an upscale honky tonk. Shim Sham club is hip.

By Tabreaux on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 07:22 pm: Edit

Or, you could always name it:

The Naugahyde Lounge

If that isn't '50s-'60s, I don't know what is!

By Tabreaux on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 07:20 pm: Edit

'50s and '60s theme huh?

Shark Vegas
Martini Ranch
The Blue Note
The Baghdad Room
Club La Vela
Kit Kat Club
Johnny's Big Easy
The Tip Top Lounge
The Shim Sham Club

By Marc on Sunday, December 03, 2000 - 06:11 pm: Edit

I am opening a retro-Vegas themed nightclub in Las Vegas. This will be an homage to Vegas in the 50's and 60's. The kind of joint Bobby Darin, Keely Smith and Dean Martin might have hungout in. It's going to include a Tiki lounge (ala Trader Vic's). I have a long list of potential names for the nightclub, but I need more. Any suggestions? Keep in mind that The Flamingo, The Stardust and Viva Las Vegas have already been taken.

Name the nightclub and I will fly you and a friend to Las vegas for the opening night party.

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