Kona Club

Oakland, CA
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4401 Piedmont Ave
Oakland, CA
Opened in 2005
Daily 2pm-2am
(510) 654-7100

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Kona Club

6.9

Overall

by 99 people

1

10

Detail
Everyone You
Decor 8.9
Drink Quality 6.2
Drink Selection 6.2
Mood 7.3
Music 4
Service 7.9
Tikiness 8.5
Tilt 7.1
Vibe 6

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Humuhumu’s description

A tiki bar from Doug Miller, owner of nearby Club Mallard
Club Mallard
Albany, CA
Bar
5.6
. Interiors are full of tapa cloth and carvings from Oceanic Arts
classic
Oceanic Arts
Whittier, CA
Store
9.7
, and lots of bamboo installed by Bamboo Ben
history
Bamboo Ben's Showroom
Huntington Beach, CA
Store
with the help of Crazy Al Evans. Highlights of the decor include a volcano behind the bar that "erupts" with smoke periodically, and a life-size bronze hula girl complete with swivelling hips. Kona Club is situated just a block or so from Trader Vic's final resting place
classic
Trader Vic's Final Resting Place
Oakland, CA
Park
4.9
at Mountain View Cemetery.

Comments

November 21, 2017, 3:36 PM
A nice little bar. The drinks are spot on, the decor is perfect and on weeknights, it's not blisteringly crowded.

The two complaints I have are the slightly smelly bathrooms and the random music. The music is fine - but is utterly unrelated to anything even approaching a Tiki vibe.

Still, I have been there quite often.
August 21, 2017, 6:59 PM
OK. Loved the darkness &the decor. The music sucked so very much. I think it was "R&B" but Hate calling it that. Bartenders wanted to deny our existence and my Mai Tai was no bueno... Sweet and weak. At least the source of the sticky tables was revealed!! Bathroom smelled worse than the music. BUT yeah I would totally go again!!! I will just pee before I go and soak up all the sweet dark tiki dankness!! (Oh don't order a beer! Dirty lines. Flat off flavored beer. I tasted my friend's! Bleach)
June 5, 2017, 3:42 PM
Kona Club may be a little bit off the beaten path from downtown Oakland CA but it is truly worth a visit. The drinks are good, the decor even better! Here is my full review...

http://www.tikiwithray.com/tiki-bar-review-33-kona-club-oakland-ca/#more-3488

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