San Francisco Tiki Crawl 2008

Posted by TraderTiki on September 24th, 2008 — Posted in Events, Places, Trader Vic

San Francisco Tiki Crawl 2008

Once again, time is marching on and another Tiki Central San Francisco Tiki Crawl is upon us!  Coming up October 9th through 12th, this will be a doozy of a trip, as no decent Tiki Bar in the San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay and even South Bay will go untouched by the love of the Tiki Bus.

That’s right.  50 some-odd (and some very odd) Tikiphiles, packed on a bus, hitting the Tiki hot spots in the Bay Area.  Drinks on the bus, drinks off the bus, and more often than not, a few drinks hosed out of the bus the morning after.  Thanks to the fine folks at Mount Gay Rum, I’ll be headed down to cover the event on Friday and Saturday evening.  Because drinking vicariously is still slightly better than drinking alone.

Thursday Oct. 9th starts off the show in the south bay with Smoke Tiki in San Jose (my old home town), and Trader Vic’s Palo Alto.  Unfortunately, Martini Monkey in the San Jose airport will not be part of the crawl, as it is now behind security gates.  But, if you’re flying in to SJ and have a moment, I’ve been and recommend it highly as the best Airport bar I’ve been to!

Friday I’ll be flying in and joining the foray as we crawl out into San Francisco proper, hitting up Trad’r Sams, the Bamboo Hut, and the fabulous Tonga Room at the Fairmont.

East Bay Saturday will be an evening to remember.  I’ll be riding the bus all the way from Forbidden Island to Oakland’s Conga Lounge, the Kona Club, and finally settle in for an exotica event at Trader Vic’s Emeryville with The Mai Kai Gents!

Slowdown Sunday will be a relaxing pot luck feast at Forbidden Island, before everyone heads back home to their respective haunts.

Hope to see you there, just look for the guy in the Hawaiian shirt… (see, this is why I wear the Pith Helmet)!

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3 Comments »

Comment by MrBaliHai

Yep, Martini Monkey was the ONLY reason to endure the horror that is the San Jose Airport. I hope it will survive, now that they won’t be getting any outside business.

Posted on September 24, 2008 at 9:23 am

Comment by Mike S.

True, that. I hope he survives until the new terminal is open and gets the chance to move into new digs there. MM is literally one of the best bars in San Jose.

Posted on October 3, 2008 at 7:03 pm

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