Trad'r Sam

6150 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, California, United States
Ph: (415) 221-0773
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Daily 10am-2am
Opened in 1937
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
de Young Museum, San Francisco 1.1 mi
1.7 km
Tiki Haven, San Francisco 1.8 mi
2.9 km
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco 3.4 mi
5.4 km
Aqua Surf Shop, San Francisco 3.2 mi
5.2 km
Tonga Room, San Francisco 4.2 mi
6.7 km
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Neon sign in front of Trad'r Sam
March 2003, photo by Humuhumu
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Humuhumu’s description:
Trad'r Sam is the oldest, longest-operating tiki bar in the world. This small and very old bar actually pre-dates the appearance of actual tikis in tiki bars, and is an extremely rare example of the bamboo bars that were in some cities in the '30s. The bar has a series of seating areas around the perimeter of the bar which are each named after islands, and are framed in rattan. The bar itself is a large, horseshoe-shaped structure, also encrusted in rattan. There are tropical drinks available, but this bar is now more of a loveable dive than anything.

Cocktail enthusiasts shouldn't miss the world famous tequila destination bar across the street just a block and a half away, Tommy's Mexican Restaurant.

How to find it:
Trad'r Sam is between 25th & 26th Avenue, on the north side of Geary Blvd. Look for a green sign and awning.
Street parking is available, some of it metered.
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January 16, 2012, 2:44 PM
If your looking to have a good time you can get it in here!
TONGA TIME!! has visited Trad'r Sam.

January 3, 2013, 6:40 PM
This place is always a party. I have a great time every time I go here.
Raider Rich is a semi-regular at Trad'r Sam.

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