Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge

Alameda, CA, United States
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October 4, 2008
Forbidden Island, by John Lee/Aurora Select for The Wall Street Journal We’ve done this time & again… an initial rush at the news that a major publication has written up an article about this nutty tiki craze thing… followed by ...
June 25, 2008
Chamborlada at Forbidden Island, photo by Kenn Christ The New York Times has a great article today about blender drinks — specifically, delving into bartenders’ understandable distaste for them, and why they’re worth a second look. I...
April 20, 2007
Forbidden Island The best thing to happen in the world of tiki during the last year is Forbidden Island. It’s shown how tiki should, and can be done. It has set the standard for new tiki bars. Where most new tiki bars out there have struggled to...
December 2, 2006
Forbidden Island in Alameda Since opening in April, Forbidden Island has racked up plenty of fantastic reviews. (It’s currently ranked #3 of all tiki places on Critiki, behind only the great Mai-Kai in Ft. Lauderdale, and legendary tiki outfitte...
November 1, 2006
I’m Bacon! Pleased to meat ya! Last night’s Halloween party at Forbidden Island was a hoot — the place was packed with lots of fun people in some really great costumes. My personal favorite was Thayer’s — she was a scaril...
October 31, 2006
Voodoo Priestess at Forbidden Island, photo by Liz Hafalia for SF Chronicle Tuesday night, Forbidden Island is hosting a Halloween party, complete with costume contest, in Alameda (just east of San Francisco). The Jab will be DJing — he’s ...
September 26, 2006
The Bad Liver mug, by Munktiki On Sunday, October 1, at 3pm, a limited edition version of Munktiki’s new Bad Liver mug will go on sale at Forbidden Island. This unusual mug, designed by Stuckie, is shaped like a rotten liver. Some of the Bad Liv...
September 25, 2006
Tiki bar by Nacho Yesterday was Forbidden Island’s parking lot sale, and boy howdy was it crazy — in a good way. I spent the day working the booth of leftovers from the Forbidden Island build-out (all the FI employees were very busy doing ...
September 24, 2006
Scottsdale Trader Vic’s, photo by Jackie Mercandetti for the Phoenix New Times This summer, Trader Vic’s returned to Scottsdale — Scottsdale’s original Vic’s operated from 1962 to 1990, and it was a legendary fixture on t...
September 9, 2006
Volcano lamp by Kahaka Bay-area artist Kahaka makes some of the best lamps for tiki bars out there. He makes them custom, and uses bamboo and tapa cloth, re-creating some of the best traditional styles, and also coming up with some of his own. His lam...
August 28, 2006
Sidewinder’s Fang, photo by Craig Lee for San Francisco Chronicle On Sunday, September 24 from 3-7 p.m., Forbidden Island will be holding a sale of tiki flotsam & jetsam in their parking lot, and they’re also opening their lot to othe...
July 26, 2006
On Sunday, we got to sleep in a bit, the pressure was off, and we finally got to just kick back with our friends over drinks and Play-Doh. Once again, here’s the thread on Tiki Central where you can see pictures, and here’s my rundown: Hu...
July 25, 2006
The third day of the Tiki Crawl came on Saturday, when we visited the East Bay. This day was the biggie, with a bus full of about 50 crawlers, and about that many more on their own transportation. Unfortunately, California has been hit by a crazy heat ...
April 24, 2006
Inside Forbidden Island This weekend was the grand opening of Forbidden Island, and it appears to be a massive success. There was a line out the door Saturday from before 6 p.m. to the end of the night; the line stretched to the end of the block, with...
April 14, 2006
Forbidden Island Flyer The much-anticipated opening of Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda is just around the corner — doors open to the public on Saturday, April 22. That’s next weekend! The opening event is going to be, as I describe...
April 7, 2006
I’ve been able to visit Forbidden Island in Alameda a couple times in the past few weeks, and it’s going to be amazing. It’s certainly dominated the conversations among the Bay Area tikiphiles of late. They have already hired two worl...
March 14, 2006
This weekend, we got to pitch in and help on the build-out of Forbidden Island, the new tiki bar in Alameda. It’s still on track to open in April. Regular Humu Kon Tiki readers are very familiar with the fantastic work of Bamboo Ben; he has been ...
January 17, 2006
Forbidden Island in Alameda A thrilling development: a new tiki bar is coming to the Bay Area — Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge. Forbidden Island is appropriately situated on the island of Alameda, just east of San Francisco, and is scheduled to op...
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