Nightlife

Hukilau Room Crawl: Bahia Cabana's Hotel Rooms Turned Into Tiki Bars (But the Naked Guy Stayed at the Sheraton)

New Times Broward-Palm Beach Calendar Editor Mickie Centrone attends and details some of the finest -- and occasionally subpar -- events from a given week. On Thursday, she crashed the Hukilau Room Crawl at the Bahia Cabana Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.



When you get hundreds of Aloha shirts together, somebody's going to be dubbed Seashell Guy, another person Spaceship Guy, and there's going to be, at one point in the evening, Naked Guy. This past weekend was Hukilau: It's a really famous Polynesian/Hawaiian culture-based bazaar, and it attracts people who love everything Tiki. But Naked Guy wasn't actually present at the Hukilau Room Crawl at Bahia Cabana Hotel on Thursday night among the herds of devoted Tikiphiles. (Every year, Tiki enthusiasts take over several hotel rooms at the Bahia Cabana, turning them into little Tiki bars for a room crawl.) Naked Guy was spotted on the eighth floor of the Sheraton, which is across the street, from outside one of the Bahia Cabana's designated room-crawl hotel rooms. And this room happened to be called the "Macadamia Nut Hut" (that's a pretty sweet coincidence).


Want to see more photos from Hukilau 2010? Click here.

 

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Mickie Centrone