The Conga Lounge

Bar & Restaurant
5422 College Ave
Oakland, California, United States
Ph: (510) 463-2681 - Website
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Tue-Sat 5pm-?
Opened in 2003
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
Kona Club, Oakland 0.8 mi
1.2 km
Trader Vic's Final Resting Place, Oakland 0.8 mi
1.3 km
The Enchanted Tiki Office, Emeryville 1.8 mi
3.0 km
Longitude, Oakland 2.8 mi
4.4 km
Trader Vic's, Emeryville 3.1 mi
4.9 km
The bar at the Conga Lounge
July 2004, photo by Humuhumu
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Humuhumu’s description:
The Conga Lounge, situated above Cafe Rustica, is a small oasis. The cozy space is decorated with a variety of tropical trappings, but not exclusively Polynesian Pop. Co-owned by the same brothers who own Forbidden Island in Alameda, this was where they first cut their tiki bar teeth. The soundtrack includes Exotica, and there is a small menu of food available. The Conga Lounge is also available for private party rentals.

It has been announced that Conga Lounge (and Cafe Rustica) will be closing at the end of February 2015.

How to find it:
Look for Cafe Rustica on the east side of the street—the stairs up to Conga Lounge are just to the right of Cafe Rustica. The nearest cross-street is Kales Ave.
Parking can be a little bit tricky in this neighborhood, but a spot on the street can usually be found within a few blocks.
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February 23, 2010, 2:15 PM
We visited the Conga Lounge on Saturday Feb 20, 2010 for the first time and were blown away. Tiki is alive and well in the East Bay! It surpassed our expectations; great food, great service, great drink and it definately had the right vibe. Jordan and the crew took good care of us all night and we will be sure to make it a regular stop in our Tiki Bar rotation. We are very fortunate to have such high quality establishments like this in the Bay Area. Lucky us!!!!
tikitonga has visited The Conga Lounge.

May 4, 2012, 1:10 AM
the drinks & service of this bar are great. unfortunately they have very limited hours.
exquisitecorpse has visited The Conga Lounge.

February 6, 2015, 3:45 PM
Sadly this bar (and the restaurant it's attached to) will be closing down on February 21st, 2015.
Peniamina has visited The Conga Lounge.

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