Tiki stop #3 on our San Diego trip was a visit to Freaky Boutiki in Mission Beach. It’s located on a stretch near the shore, so finding free parking can be tricky, but we lucked out and found a spot right across the street.
The store is connected to a smoke shop, so there’s a hybrid hippie/tiki theme going on, hence the Bob Marley.
You might just catch the proprietor, Hodad Hank, out in front chipping away at a tiki.
Freaky Boutiki has an impressive selection of tiki goods, aloha shirts, jewelry, carvings and more, not to mention tiki mugs. You can get a better idea of their wares and featured artists in this epic, nearly three-year-old Tiki Central thread.
My favorite part of the store is this A-frame hut tucked up in the corner.
Mugs, mugs and more mugs.
I also dug these colorful masks, which are doppelgangers for the cover of Night of the Tiki: The Art of Shag, Schmaltz and Selected Primitive Oceanic Carvings. Looking forward to coming back and dropping more cash!
Freaky Boutiki/Freak Factory
3742 Mission Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92109