HUNTINGTON BEACH — Rumors have been circulating that a favorite tiki-culture bar and restaurant in Huntington Beach may be relocating or closing for good.
Representatives and owner, Delia Wu Snyder, have chosen not to comment on the rumors currently, stating an announcement of some sort is pending.
What led to the speculation was long-time reggae band, Fully Fullwood, announcing it would play its final show on March 31. No other concerts are slated after April 1. Don the Beachcomber’s official Instagram stated it will be open for Easter Sunday, but will not be serving the traditional brunch buffet.
At one time a popular design, tiki architecture could be spotted all over cities from L.A., Orange and San Diego counties. However, in recent years, the style has declined with some saying it is cultural appropriation. Many of the remaining tiki bars and restaurants that were at one time roaring during the height of the tiki culture heyday have closed their doors for good.
Don the Beachcombers is located at 16278 Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach.