Tiki Bars in San Francisco

(Click on the names below to read the full review)


Dining room at the Tonga Room

San Francisco Tiki Bars:

Tonga Room, Fairmont San Francisco – With its thatched huts, lagoon, fake rainstorms and ship’s deck dance floor, the Tonga Room is over the top in the absolute best way possible. It’s one of my Top Tiki Bars in the U.S.

Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco – This pirate’s paradise with nautical decor and topnotch rum drinks is also one of the Top Tiki Bars in the U.S.

Tiki Haven, San Francisco

Trad’r Sam, San Francisco

Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge, Alameda – Opened in 2006, this tiki bar has great decor, including a ceiling covered in dollar bills and drink umbrellas, which was inspired by a WWII tradition.

Trader Vic’s, Emeryville

Kona Club, Oakland

Players Sports Grill, Tiki Bar & Arcade, Pier 39, San Francisco – With so many great tiki bars in the San Francisco/Bay Area, I canโ€™t honestly recommend going out of your way for the Luau Lounge at Players Sports Grill. However, if youโ€™re already at Fishermanโ€™s Wharf anyway, you could do worse!


Masks at the Trader Vic’s Warehouse

Tiki Places in San Francisco:

Trader Vic’s Warehouse, Richmond – Once in a blue moon, the Trader Vic’s warehouse is open to the public. (Usually after the unfortunate event of a Trader Vic’s closure.)

Walt Disney Family Museum – Try your hand at Audio-Animatronics by using a joystick to move a replica of the “Barker Bird” that used to perch outside Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room.

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2 responses

  1. After reading these reviews, we made it a point to check out Trader Vic’s on our trip to California. We tried to get into Smuggler’s Cove as well, but ran out of time.
    Trader Vic’s was fantastic

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