It all started by theft.

How do you combine an obsession for industrial goth music, an appreciation for mid-century modern design, a German sensibility, a love of rat pack music, and a fascination for tiki together into one cohesive space? Ask Frank – aka DJ Hans 242 – who created The Tiki Room TX in San Antonio.

The Texas Tiki Room sits on the 28th floor, high above the San Antonio Riverwalk. Frank mixed a rum Old Fashioned for me as I took in the view of the city at sunset. DJ Hans 242 readily admits that Tiki might be his mid-life crisis obsession. I believe it is his midlife awakening.

Read the rest of the story in Polynesiacs: Tiki at Home, page 113.

The Tiki Room TX, San Antonio, Texas

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