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

6.7

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Everyone You
Decor 9
Drink Quality 5.6
Drink Selection 5.5
Mood 7.1
Music 4
Service 7.8
Tikiness 8.7
Tilt 7.1
Vibe 5.9

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Humuhumu’s description

A tiki bar from Doug Miller, owner of nearby Club Mallard
Club Mallard
Albany, CA
Bar
5.8
. 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. Exotica is available on the jukebox. 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.

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Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo is a semi-regular at Kona Club.
March 2, 2016, 5:30 PM
I stumbled into this place not expecting much based on the shockingly low (6.6? Really?) rating. Oh my stars! This is my new favorite tiki bar in the Bay Area (East Bay)! My friends and I loved it. Granted we went in the late afternoon, before the place was very crowded, but we totally dug it anyway. It gave us a chance to really soak the place in. The drinks were good and the back room gave the place plenty of space. I will be back!
not_carlos
not_carlos is a semi-regular at Kona Club.
August 11, 2015, 4:03 PM
This mostly counts as my favourite dive that also happens to be a tiki bar. Music is by all accounts all over the place and depends on who's bartending and who's controlling the music. Besides that it's been a place to go after an Oakland A's loss (which is bittersweet as it happens more often nowadays).
exquisitecorpse
exquisitecorpse has visited Kona Club.
May 4, 2012, 1:12 AM
drinks are definitely on the strong side but very good. excellent service.
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