It had been awhile since we had visited Retro Row on 4th street in Long Beach. I scored some really cool wild Hawaiian shirts there a few years ago and so we went to see if there was anything that we could find or use for this year's Tiki Oasis
We didn't end up buying anything on this trip --but had a great time looking at all the cool stuff. Especially loved the Sneaky Tiki where years ago we bought Kim's first Tiki Mug.
Here are a few pictures I took while Retro Shopping
You gotta love this old school cheesy board Game.
How about this outfit for Tiki Oasis???
I really want to know what this board game is all about. Well the era sets up our night time adventure that we did later that evening in Hollywood.
Off to Hollywood: Our Retro day continued as we meet up with friends to see what was Behind this Fridge door?
The answer: a night of Amazing 1970's Retro fun.
This Fridge at the back of what looks like someone's garage sale ou is actually the entrance to a place called Good Times at Davey Wayne's which we had discovered while watching the Esquire TV Channel show best bars in America. (One of my new favorite TV Shows by the way)
The place looks like someone's house from the 1970's.
It was like being invited to a house party in the 1970's. Hanging out drinking Rum and Cokes in the living room. Down the hall is the cool little bar section.
This Bar features a cool display of some old school colas
And Old School Beers
The party flows over into the backyard that features a little air Stream trailer that serves adult Shave Ice and drinks
The music was 1970's all night long which was a blast. None of that modern day over auto tuned crap -- just good old 1970's music.
It was a totally blast and I would totally recommend this place as a retro getaway for the night.
Much later at night when the place was packed they had a cover band --that was kind of cheesy with a bunch of Hollywood wannbes --but it was still a great time.
While on a quick little weekend getaway last weekend down in the Gaslamp district of San Diego we had to make a stop at the Cat Eye Club to get our Tiki fix.
The Cat Eye Club is located in Downtown San Diego -right next to Petco park. It is a small little cool Retro cocktail lounge that has a late 50's early 60's feel. It is the perfect little hide away from some of many other bars that litter the Gaslamp area.
As the Cat looks out at you from behind the bar the Lava Lamps are flowing.
We had just come from The Melting Pot so we didn't have any food --but definitely had to try the Cat Tai which consisted of shellback silver white rum, parrot bay coconut rum, pineapple, felernum, and myer's dark rum which is right up my alley.
They also had some live music going that definitely put you in the feel of a the era
We had first heard about the Cat Eye Club last year in an ad at Tiki Oasis --so when I was looking up things to do on our little one night getaway --I came across it in my search which made it onto to our Tiki Bucket list.
It was definitely worth a stop and really put you in a chill retro vibe.
Check out their webpage and check them out the next time you are in the San Diego Gaslamp area