Aloha, I'm Kelly. I live in Richmond, VA and I've ~always~ got a weather eye on the horizon for rum, tiki, and nautical/island-themed experiences. In the Summer of 2019 I relocated East to this quasi-tiki desert from the tiki-tastic sea-thumb of San Francisco where I lived for twenty three years and frequented many a famed Bay Area joint, mainly Tonga Room (it was three blocks from my house!) and Smuggler's Cove (Rumbustion Society for life!). I also lived in Tokyo for some time where I enjoyed seeking out what tiki I could find on that side of the blue. While I dearly miss the vibrant community of tiki folk living it up in SF, and hunting tiki here and there around Japan, I'm currently very enthusiastic about supporting the few RVA tiki places that, if nothing else, scratch around the itch (Tiki Tiki), take the edge off deeper cravings (Little Nickel), or make you its bitch (GWARbar). I also spend an inordinate amount of time daydreaming about the nautical mess that will eventually be my own home bar. If you're ever in the Richmond area and wanna meet up and talk tiki, the first round's on me.
Diamond Shoals has been to 20 of the locations in Critiki: