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Updated: 11/14/2013 03:07:31PM

Casey Key Fish House celebrates five years of tiki bar fun

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This is the waterfront view from the Casey Key Fish House Tiki Bar.

Janine Perkins and Lindsay Jones, visiting from Michigan, were enjoying the Tiki Bar on a recent afternoon.

Locals Stacey and Cathy Boyette said they definitely plan to come back for the big Tiki Bar party on November 16.

The Casey Key Fish House Tiki Bar is surrounded by lucky tikis and clear blue water.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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In 1934, when the first tiki bar was unveiled in the United States at Don the Beachcomber, a Polynesian-themed restaurant and bar in Hollywood, Polynesia was still a mysterious and exotic place to the majority of Americans.

Tiki bars in the states were built as idealized versions of the island theme, with exaggerated tropical foliage and decor to make the guest feel like he or she was stepping into an island paradise. Luckily for Jimmy Von Hubertz, the place he chose to build his tiki bar was an island paradise all its own.

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