With summer on the down swing it can be easy to catch major FOMO when scrolling through your social mediums while you were working or doing something less fun. All those beach boomerangs of your friends living their best lives. 😎
Do not worry. San Francisco’s got you covered. No one ~actually~ wants to be on a carnival cruise for a week. Catch your tropical getaway vibe right here. So, strap on your grass skirt and load up on the fruit-laden, novelty-glass cocktails, and prepare for the kitschy, faux-Polynesian night out you didn’t know you needed.
650 Gough St.
Hours: 5PM — 1:15PM
Smuggler’s Cove is one of SF’s tiki titan’s with its enormous rum selection. On a nightly basis, the bar will be filled with the post-work crowd looking to unwind with one of Smuggler’s famous guava coolers, banana daiquiris, or for the more adventurous their formidable Top Notch Volcano, a four person drink served in tiki bowl(no longer able to be set ablaze but still definitely lit 🔥).
90 Natoma St.
Hours: 2PM- 2AM
While most tiki bars typically conjure images of 1950s kitsch, this SoMa hotspot strives to update its tiki bar model for the 21st Century. Tucked away on Natoma street beneath the new Transbay Terminal, Natoma Cabana offers great music, amazing drinks, and an exciting atmosphere.
Natoma Paloma, a strawberry-bourbon mule, and – wait- at the bottom of the menu. Whats that? “House-made Fireball upon request.” YES PLZ 🤙
950 Mason St.
Hours: 5PM — 11:45PM
Saving the best for last is the Tonga Room, San Francisco’s most renowned tiki bar. Located in the Fairmont Hotel, this massive bar is comprised of tiki huts wrapping around a bright blue lagoon. And if that weren’t enough, every 45 minutes, rain cascades from the ceiling into the lagoon. While the cover charge might be discouraging ($10 Thurs, $15 Fri & Sat) it truly is worth it. The Tonga Room is without a doubt an experience you’re not going to find elsewhere in San Francisco.