Kapu Hut

Eugene, OR
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22 Club Rd.
Eugene, OR
Opened in 2014
Sun-Thu 11am–11pm
Fri-Sat 11am–midnight
(541) 343-5622

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Kapu Hut

7.1

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by 16 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 7.2
Drink Quality 7.2
Drink Selection 6.6
Food Quality 7.5
Food Selection 6.9
Mood 6.8
Music 6.1
Service 8.5
Tikiness 6.8
Tilt 7.4
Vibe 7

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Humuhumu’s description

Kapu Hut is the tiki bar within North Bank, a McMenamins restaurant, overlooking the Willamette River. North Bank used to have a non-tiki bar, but in October 2014, it was tikified and became Kapu Hut. There is a small menu of Polynesian Pop-tinged food available, and the drink menu has tropical drinks and over 60 rums. Given McMenamins' focus on brewpubs, it makes sense that there is an unusual (for a tiki bar) number of beers available here, too. The theming is light, and mixes Tiki with Asian and African elements.
McMenamins also owns the North Shore Lagoon
North Shore Lagoon
Bothell, WA
Bar, Restaurant & Themed Attraction
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at the Anderson School in Bothell, Washington (north of Seattle).

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TikiScout
TikiScout has visited Kapu Hut.
October 31, 2018, 1:47 AM
So first of all the Kapu Hut is inside of this McMenimins North Bank. McMenimins are known as brew pubs throughout Oregon though they have expanded into making their own spirts and wine too. The Kapu Hut resides in the bar area not the main restaurant, still there is plenty of seating though only a small area around the bar itself. The area has some tiki aspects as far as lights and carvings, but you get the strong impression that its still lacking a true tiki vibe. Music could have made a big difference here, but there were only a couple songs that I could hear at all and seemed to be mixed in with some non tiki stuff, which didn’t help the vibe.

I did have my doubts about the drinks after looking around. I appreciated that they offered a Tiki Flight which included a Jungle Bird, Mai Tai & Singapore Sling. The Jungle Bird was good as was the Mai Tai I would have enjoyed full drinks of both I think, the Sling was way to sweet for my liking. For my meal I had the Kalua Pork Plate with Hawaiian-style pulled pork, pineapple sambal, rice & mac salad, the pork was great as was the sambal.

As far as Tiki Bars go, Kapu Hut has a way to go. I hope they will keep adding to it, and give it some tiki love so that it can be come a full fledged Tiki Bar and not a Tiki Bar with an identity crisis as it is now.
NeilSmith
NeilSmith has visited Kapu Hut.
July 25, 2018, 1:15 PM
Not for me, it was ok.
John S. james
John S. james has visited Kapu Hut.
October 6, 2017, 8:13 PM
As a hybrid of a tiki bar/brewpub, it is a small piece of civility in a town that seems to have no reason to have a Tiki Bar. Relaxing atmosphere - excellent service and what few tiki drinks they offer at the place were not bad - overall it's pretty good. It was just the respite I needed after a long hard day trying to do a football game for fox TV.
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