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June 15, 2020 31 min

In Part Two of our conversation with Sly Augustin, we discuss the place his bar, Trailer Happiness in Notting Hill, has in the grand scheme of the Modern Tiki Revival. 

"Is the bar that sparked the Modern Tiki Revival in the UK allowed to be a tiki bar?” - Sly Augustin

“What’s more important for tiki: the drink and the philosophy, or the flotsam?” - Sly Augustin

In this episode, we talked about the history of Trailer Happiness, what it means to be tiki, finding hidden treasures, and bottled cocktails. Here’s what you’ll hear:

  • The meaning, or lack thereof, of the name “Trailer Happiness”
  • Is it allowed to be a Tiki Bar?
  • Rum, whiskey, and who gets that Tiki money
  • Does the lifestyle require the cocktails or vice versa?
  • Legacy Tiki Bars
  • Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic
  • How to grow a Tiki Bar
  • Hidden treasures
  • The upside of smoking in bars
  • New York, New York
  • Tips, and their effect of service
  • Showing love
  • Identifying the community of a bar
  • Bottled cocktails are here to stay?

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