Party Earth Review Located right on the border between Downtown and North Beach's seedy heart – an area that’s catered to sexual indiscretion since the 1800s – Bamboo Hut is a tropical refuge from the titty bars and porn shops that still populate Broadway Street today. A giant tiki head marks the entrance, but that’s just the beginning of ... more
479 Broadway Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Dive Bar / Tiki Bar
Party Earth Review It may get cold and damp on the city’s west side, especially way out in outer Richmond, but it always smells like sun-drenched pineapples and rum at Trad’r Sam, a tiki-themed dive that’s been serving up big bowls of sugary sweet drinks to a party-happy young crowd since the 1930s. Surfboards, palm fronds, life preservers ... more
6150 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94121
Get your rum-induced hula on at one of San Francisco’s tiki bars, where pineapples and other tropical fruits get a dose of alcohol-fueled panache sure to kick the party up a notch.
Trad’r Sam is a supreme sipping spot out in Richmond, where rugged roughnecks sway to the beat of blenders, channeling a tropi-cool, kitschy rhythm that’s been wafting through the air for more than 80 years amid palm fronds, lurid parrots, and enough surfboards to make the Beach Boys blush.
Over in the Western Addition, Smuggler’s Cove is serving up a slew of sand-in-your-toes cocktails – 70 different kinds of libations to be exact – with more than 200 rums to choose from. With two floors of bamboo, salty sea-dog ropes, and well-weathered wooden beams, this bar ensures that you’ll be walking the plank with pleasure in no time.
Tucked between North Beach and Downtown is the Bamboo Hut, a rowdy respite from the seedy scene typical of that area. Boasting thatched walls, ferocious flora and fauna from the jungle, and a downright dirt cheap, post-work Happy Hour, a few little umbrellas is all you need to have it made in the shade.
The tiki bars of San Francisco could cause sunburn, a grass-skirt rash, and a rum-soaked revelry sure to be one for the books.