Balhi Ha'i

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Opened in 2011
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Aqua Surf Shop, San Francisco 2.6 mi
4.2 km
Tiki Haven, San Francisco 2.4 mi
3.9 km
de Young Museum, San Francisco 3.0 mi
4.9 km
Aqua Surf Shop, San Francisco 3.3 mi
5.3 km
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco 3.5 mi
5.6 km
Balhi Ha'i in San Francisco
December 2011, photo by Humuhumu
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Balhi Ha'i is the home tiki bar of Critiki creator Humuhumu (that's me!). My original home tiki bar, The Humuhumu Room, closed when I moved away from Seattle in 2003. Balhi Ha'i made its debut in 2011.

Balhi Ha'i occupies half of the lower level of my home, roughly six times the size of the Humuhumu Room. The room includes a built-in wet bar (vintage circa 1968), a good amount of vintage rattan seating, and its own bathroom. Visitors pass through a dark jungle area, with nighttime wildlife sounds, before entering the main area, which plays an Exotica soundtrack.

The bar has its own logo, featured on the menu and custom zombie glassware. A menu of classic tiki drinks is served. When not in use for bar entertaining, a projector screen comes down and the space becomes a home theater.

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August 4, 2012, 4:08 PM
You are one with the tiki. Outstanding!

August 15, 2014, 1:15 PM
What a lovely place to visit! Service, decor, atmosphere, and drinks are all top notch! I did originally take a point off the drink selection rating just because the proprietor is not really prepared to offer more than 2-3 cocktail options per night (which is totally understandable considering the limitations of the space and infrequency of demand), but I gave the point back for the exquisite selection of sipping rums. Seriously though, if you ever get an invitation to visit Humuhumu's haven of aloha, do yourself a favor and accept that invitation! It is one of the things I will miss when I move far, far away in coming months. Mahalo, Humuhumu, for your gracious aloha spirit!
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