Cape Gazette

More pictures from the Tiki Bra on the Chesapeake

By Dennis Forney | Jul 28, 2011
Photo by: Dennis Forney Rick and Rachel Grier-Reynolds stand inside the Tiki Bra.

My Friday Barefootin' column in the Cape Gazette deals with a number of topics including a new book titled Crab Decks and Tiki Bars on the Chesapeake.  The most memorable of the Chesapeake's tiki bars - and I haven't even seen the book yet so I don't know if it's included - isn't even a tiki bar.  The Tiki Bra is a ramshackle collection of driftwood and netting and a few nails all held together by dozens of brassieres in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors.  Empty beer bottles added to the unique structure give it the flavor of a real tiki bar as does the pirate face on a coconut and some mention of Captain Morgan.

At any rate, in my column I promised a few color photos of the Tiki Bra so here they are.  If you need directions, the Tiki Bra is on a sand spit in Fleets Bay which provides a watery face to the southeast end of Virginia's Northern Neck, defined by the Potomac River to the north and the Rappahannock to the south. If you need more directions, give me a call at the Cape Gazette at 302-645-7700.

The Tiki Bra is no low class affair.  It even has outdoor seating. And you gotta love the color.
A coconutty Capt. Morgan holds court at the Tiki Bra.
Rachel painstakingly prepares some guerilla marketing for the Tiki Bra.
Rachel's handiwork looks mighty fetching against the backdrop of a black silk bra.  (Hey, that would be a great name for a new Dogfish Head brew!) But . . .
. . . ultimately, Dogfish Head's smallest and most natural billboard takes an honored position above the big B - or is that Double D - on the Tiki Bra's main sign.
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