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BREAKING: The Beloved Riptide Bar Catches Fire

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Photo: Jeff Desira via facebook

Reports just came in that the beloved honky-tonk by the beach just caught fire.  It’s a real shame, that’s a great Sunset bar, built in 1941.  Stuart’s taken at least two different pubcrawls there.  We love the Riptide, it was the only real music venue in the area.  Word is it was a 7 alarm fire (correction: 2 alarm fire), and the Riptide is no more…

We will post more information as we get it.

Thank you Suganthi for tipping us to the tragedy

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Richie Nakano (@linecook) previously of Hapa Raman says he stopped near there to get coffee and talked to a fireman who said that the fire was in the wall and therefor not catastrophic!


Update 1247PM:

Fire is out but looks like extensive damage to Riptide.  Investigators are looking into cause.

riptide 4

via @MarkMatthewsNBC


Update 1:11pm

David G. Hall: “Owner says Bar is gutted”…


Riptide FB page:
Riptide website:

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  1. Sonny Phono
    August 18, 2015 at 11:39 am

    The link to Riptide SF goes to a personal page.

  2. scelerat
    August 25, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    There will be a benefit concert for the Riptide on Thursday Sept 3 at 8PM at The Elbo Room on Valencia street with lots of great and entertaining bands. $10 at the door, proceeds go to help the Riptide rebuild. More info here: