The people who brought to Ferndale The Oakland, with its focus on sophisticated rich decor, classic cocktails made like in the old days, intimate seating and a no standing allowed rule are going the other direction with a Tiki Bar that welcomes groups to congregate, drinking from plastic cups amid twinkling lights and an casual Polynesian style.
Honi Honi Tiki Bar opened June 22 in downtown Ferndale and "will offer all the things the Oakland can't," the owner announced.
Honi Honi refers to the Polynesian greeting of pressing noses together and inhaling at the same time. "It represents the exchange of life and the sacredness of the simple ac of greeting,"
The drinks will be tiki-inspired and made of fresh, local produce and high quality spirits. The menu will be small, one to two beers and three of four cocktails, and will continually change.
Honi Honi is located at off Troy St. behind The Oakland, which is at 201 1 9 Mile. Troy is one block south. The establishments will have separate entrances and operations.
Source: The Oakland and Honi Honi
Writer: Kim North Shine