Bahooka Ribs & Grog
Bar & Restaurant
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Opened in 1976
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
The bar at Bahooka Ribs & Grog in Rosemead
March 2010, photo by carlosrossi
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This is the second Bahooka location, and the only one that is still operating. The original location in West Covina operated from 1967 until 1980. Bahooka is lit quite dimly, which contributes to its labyrinthine feel. Aquariums are everywhere -- over 100. The decor could perhaps be described as more nautical than truly tiki, with many items salvaged from a Navy scrap yard in Long Beach, but tikis can be found throughout Bahooka. They'll make any drink a flaming drink -- even non-alcoholic ones. Near the entrance is an aquarium holding a rather large fish, a Pacu named Rufus, who eats carrot sticks. Bahooka was featured briefly in the film Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.
How to find it:
Bahooka is on the west side of the street, right at the intersection with Lower Asuza Road. Look for the sign, it's a little easier to spot than the building.
Bahooka has its own free parking lot.