Top 10 Tiki Bars
Sip on a a tasty tropical drink at one of our favorite retro-cool tiki joints.
The Tonga Room & Hurricane BarSan Francisco, California
"Over the top" seems so inadequate to describe this fantasyland inside the venerable Fairmont Hotel. Tables surround a lagoon on which floats a ship-shaped stage for the band. Periodically, thunder rumbles, and rain falls into the lagoon. Lavish quantities of faux foliage, carved tiki heads, thatched "roofs," and other Polynesian froufrou complete the decor. The Pacific Rim cuisine gets mixed reviews, as do the prices, but the happy hour buffet is a relative bargain. Sip a Bora Bora Horror and enjoy the ambience. 415/772-5278 or tongaroom.com