Welcome to Mai Tai On-line...
: : THE MONTREAL TIKI APPRECIATION SOCIETY began publishing the Mai Tai newsletter in late 1998, going on to print 14 issues over the next seven years… In doing so, the urban archaeologists of the MTAS helped preserve and increase awareness of vintage Polynesian Pop Culture in Montreal, its surrounding regions, and, in a more limited way, throughout Canada and abroad. : :
: : Issues of Mai Tai were distributed in Montreal and in select Tiki bars and Polynesian-themed motels in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. Readership was also increased by making Mai Tai available by mail order. : :
: : The Mai Tai newsletter and/or The Montreal Tiki Appreciation Society benefited from press coverage in the Montreal Mirror and Montreal Gazette newspapers, in magazines including Broken Pencil, Fish Piss, and Tiki News, on Montreal’s CJAD and MIX96 radio, on The Tiki Bar Review Pages website, and were referenced in the books Tiki Road Trip and Tiki Mugs: Cult Artifacts of Polynesian Pop. : :
: : Today, Mai Tai continues to exist on-line. Most of the articles featured in our print issues can now be read here on the pages of this website. The site is occasionally updated with new articles. While we continue to focus on vintage Tiki culture, we also write about general mid-20th century pop culture, cocktail culture, and travel/motel/roadside culture.