Sunset Tiki Party on St. Pete Beach is a Tribute to the Tropical Cocktail Culture
Left Coast Bartenders’ Guild Hosts Second Annual Tiki-Themed Bash on Florida’s West Coast Sunday June 10
Expect a bunch of tropical fun, a bit of nostalgia,and an authentic tribute to the Tiki Culture of Cocktail Creation when the USBG Tampa Chapter hosts its second Annual Sunset Tiki Party on Sunday June 10th from 6 -10 PM on beautiful St. Petersburg Beach at the Postcard Inn.
Tampa’s Left Coast Bartenders’ Guild with host the fund-raiser with food, entertainment and a cocktail party that will feature complimentary handcrafted cocktails from the 1940′s and 1950′s.
Tickets for the LCBG Sunset Tiki Party are $35.00 in advance and $40.00 day of event, and are available for purchase to guests 21 and over, HERE.
Guests are encouraged and may feel out of place if they don’t wear Tiki or Hawaiian attire as they party includes music music, Polynesian dancers, a fire show and the Postcard Innwill provide a
luau type menu.
Three bands will help set the mood and push the party as Crazed Mugs, Stolen Idols and The Intoxicators take the stage and local Tiki culturist Jeff Chouinard will bring his impressive display of Tiki artifacts. Local artist Dean Arscott who designed this year’s poster will be on-location and providing LIVE art expressions to enhance the evening.
Rum suppliers and vendors will also be on-location and set up in cabanas around the pool area with samples and marketing mementos and one of the nation’s top bartenders, the award-winning David Delany will be back to help the Left Coast Bartenders’ Guild with the entire event, as he did for the Repel Day Celebration in December 2011.
In addition, an educational and entertaining seminar on Tiki Culture and the significance of Rum will start at 4PM hosted by Martin Cate of Smuggler’s Cove in San Francisco. Smuggler’s Cove is rated as one of the ‘World’s 50 Best Bars‘. Mr. Cate’s Seminar is only $15 with limited seating available day of event.
The location is perfect, as the newly renovated Postcard Inn has been decorated and designed in a retro surfer theme on one of the Gulf Coast’s best beaches.
Originally built in 1957 as the Colonial Gateway Inn, the Postcard Inn is a 204-room, two-story, U-shaped motel with a large pool that is lined by a grove of mature royal palms. It became a Travelodge in 1999 , but this latest incarnation represents a new wave of stylish, affordable beach hotels and the ideal place for this Sunset Tiki Party and a celebration of the subculture of the 40′s and 50′s Cocktail Culture.
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