We Built Our Own Beach Bar!

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The latest personal tiki/beach bar comes to me from Tim McDaniel, whose beach bar may not be the fanciest but it’s portable and when you have a beach bar you can take with you, you and I are going to become BFFs.


Tim’s portable tiki bar is made with PVC and consists of a folding table, tiki thatch, a roll of split bamboo, a few bungee cords and a vinyl sign. That screams ingenuity! He states that “The name Happy Day has been borrowed from one of our favorite bars in St Lucia. To keep with the St Lucia theme there is a flag, a Piton beer koozie, and pictures on the sign from our various trips to the island. Oh, and we always keep Chairman’s Reserve Spiced on hand!” In keeping with the “happy wife, happy life” mantra, he begrudgingly included his wife’s name in the name of the beach bar. Smart move, Tim!

“We keep it in our RV so we are tiki bar ready wherever we go. Our little slice of beach livin’ has been to Bristol TN, Richmond VA, and Martinsville, VA for NASCAR races to name a few places.”

And no red solo cups for this bar! They had some “branded” bright green cups made to make the experience more memorable. If you take a close look, though, you’ll notice that Tim’s wife’s name isn’t in as large a font as “Happy Day.” I’m sure he just blamed that on the printer. “It was larger on the proof, honey. I swear!”

Thanks for submitting your pictures, Tim, and sharing your experience with us! I look forward to bellying up to your tiki bar at a NASCAR track some time in the future – as long as you aren’t wearing a Gordon shirt. 🙂 Then I might have to drink and run back to my JGR homies.

Do you have pictures of a beach or tiki themed beach bar you would like to share with the world? Send me a message through my Facebook page or email me at info at beachbarbums dot com. Your pictures could be featured on the blog and better yet, could quite possibly make me very jealous!

Author: Tom W.

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