Tiki Mug of the Week: Vintage Mr. Bali Hai

Bali Hai is a tiki restaurant in San Diego that’s been around since the 50s. From the Bennett tiki mug collection, here is Mr. Bali Hai, the restaurant’s mascot. We don’t really know the exact year ours was made, but we’re fairly certain that it’s from the 50s or 60s (because of the concave base). If you find yourself in San Diego, you should check this place out and let me know if the drinks are any good. My literary agent lives there. So hey, Laura: if you’re reading this, next time I’m in town, you should totally take me here for a Mai Tai lunch!

 

Mr. Bali Hai mug

Bottom of mug

Bali Hai matchbook cover from the 60s