The Tonga Room
On Labor Day K and I went to The Tonga Room, a tiki bar located in the basement of our hotel, The Fairmont, in San Fransisco. I’m not gonna rate the drinks or the price, but it was a fun tiki themed experience. Usual bar and grill fare with $20-$35 dinners and $10 cocktails. Some good some bad, but all in all a fun place.
It’s a little sparse on tikis, and in the vein of the Tiki Room at Disneyland.
Good over all, fruity and full of booze, $10 each is the lowest price, up to $17.
It was a cover band when we went on a sunday night. It was a $5 cover and not too bad. They play on a boat that floats in the middle of the room in a pool of water(by the way the Tonga room used to be an indoor pool at the Fairmont, so thats where the water comes from.)
If you dine there you get to sit in the boat house. This has a thatched roof, and boats slung from the ceiling, but it is the least tiki-riffic area of the whole joint.
If you sit in the cocktail area, you get more tiki fun and decorations.
Last but not least, the dance floor is the deck of a pirate ship, with a giant tiki guarding it.
Check out the Tonga Room if your in San Fran, it’s good.