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07 Apr 2022

50+ Year Old Bar, Hawaii West, Being Evicted by New Building Owner

Word just came in from multiple sources that Hawaii West, a North Beach tiki dive bar with a great kitchen is being evicted by its new building owner. But YOU might be able to help save it! Read below: Bar owner Nolan Kellet, whose grandmother started the place in the 1960s,

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15 Aug 2018

Trad’r Sam is my 2nd Favorite Tiki Bar in the World

The best tiki bar I’ve ever been to is Smith’s Union Bar in Honolulu’s Chinatown. It’s a shitty little tiki dive bar with even shittier karaoke. It’s also the oldest bar on the island. The night I was there it was is was full of Navy dudes, punk chicks, gay guys, and a big hulking, transgendered Pacific Islander.

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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24 Dec 2017

Escaping Christmas in the East Bay

By Amanda Davis The holidays are either the worst or the best time of the year, there is no in between. With all the jolliness, caroling and wallet pain, this seasonal shit can get a tad annoying. If you need a break from all the red and green flashing lights

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19 Apr 2017

Tiki Bars of San Francisco: Paradises and Deep Dives

The first time I went to a Tiki Bar, I didn’t expect to love it, but I did. I loved it A LOT. I tend to like experiences and things that aren’t about taking yourself seriously, that are just about having a good time: this is Tiki Bars in a nutshell. Tiki Bars combine elements of old school kitsch, immersive escapism, and unapologetic tackiness in a way that I just find really mood-lifting (and until people start opening ghost bars in San Francisco, they’re your best bet for an immersive alcoholic experience).

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09 Apr 2011

The Zombie Hut and Why Everything’s More Fun with Fire

Desperate times call for desperate measures. We are solidly into April, ie spring, but my winter coat is still on and my skin is still an “indoor kid” shade of pale. So off I go to where a lei and drink shots that have been lit on fire even though

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21 Sep 2009

Tropic Treasure: Cheap Tiki Drinks and $2.50 Musubi at the Hukilau

Feeling a little fruity?  Are the trade winds calling your name and filling your head with visions of tranquil isles.  Well, if its tropical drinks you crave and don’t feel like spending a fortune at the Tonga Room or hiking out to Trader Sam’s, then the Hukilau is a good

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