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5 Fantastic Tiki Bars in the SF Bay Area

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Is anyone else out there a tiki bar fan? There is something so much fun about visiting a tiki bar, the Hawaiian centric food, the fun decor and delicious drinks! Today I’m sharing 5 fantastic tiki bars in the SF Bay Area!

5 fantastic tiki bars in the SF bay area
The Kon-Tiki

Trader Vic’s

Trader Vic’s is the OG Tiki Bar in the Bay Area. Located in Emeryville, Trader Vics is known for its tasty pupus (appetizers) and its Mai Tai packs a punch.

The Kon-Tiki

Located in Downtown Oakland, The Kon-Tiki is new on the tiki bar scene. It’s quite small but it’s strong drinks and friendly service make up for the size. Parking is tough since it’s smack dab in the middle of Downtown Oakland and happy hours tend to be packed.

Hula’s Island Grill

tiki bars in the SF bay area
The Kon-Tiki
tiki bars bay area
The Kon-Tiki

Hula’s is a restaurant/bar just off the main shopping district in Santa Cruz. This particular tiki bar has surf videos going full-time, and lots of fun memorabilia. Best appetizer choices are the coconut shrimp rolls and the ceviche. Don’t hesitate the Mai Tai or the Lilikoi Margarita!


Tiki Pete’s that rare South Bay tiki bar establishment. Drinks are fairly reasonable and they regularly have live music and a front patio.  The staff here is so friendly and the vibe is incredibly comfortable.  The best bet for parking is the large parking structure next door.

Tonga Room and Hurricane

The old school vibe of the Tonga Room is a SF local favorite. The Tonga Room offers live entertainment in the center of a pool and sporadic rainfall. The drinks are around $15 each and are strong and sweet. Of note: there is a fee added to each bill if there is live music.

This isn’t the full list of fantastic tiki bars in the SF Bay Area, there are several other options!

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