Last Rites

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718 14th Street
San Francisco, CA
Opened in June 2018

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Last Rites

7.6

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Decor 9.1
Drink Quality 8.3
Drink Selection 8.2
Mood 8.7
Music 5.2
Service 8.4
Tikiness 5.4
Tilt 7.9
Vibe 7.6

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Humuhumu’s description

Last Rites is a "Polynesian Noir" bar that opened in San Francisco's Duboce Triangle/Castro area in June 2018. The bar goes deep on story: the setting is the fuselage of a crashed plane deep in a jungle, with drinks served in "scavenged" bottles cut into glasses. Beyond the plane are vine-encrusted stone ruins, decorated with huge stylized skulls. The team behind Last Rites, owners Justin Lew and Ian Scalzo, have been active in the San Francisco craft cocktail scene for many years, and they have enlisted bar & restaurant designer James Lagoc and fabricator Brian Sullivan to shape the space. Drinks are a departure from classic tiki, while retaining the experimental use of flavors.

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Big Tiki Man
Big Tiki Man is a semi-regular at Last Rites.
November 9, 2020, 9:00 PM
Last Rites might not be the most "tiki" of tiki bars, but it seriously does have some of the best drinks. The last rites, kali ma, and jet pilot are the real stand outs to me, but I haven't gotten around to trying everything on the drink menu yet since the selection is so large! Seriously, I'd rate the drinks here above any other tiki bar I've been to, including the mighty Smuggler's Cove (which is also amazing).

The vibe is super chill, especially if you come on a weekday. Last Rites does a great job of achieving an immersive feel without going overboard on the actual tiki decorations. The staff is really friendly too, which is always nice!
JeniSprang
JeniSprang has visited Last Rites.
August 8, 2019, 9:00 AM
If this bar could be where you waited to ride the Indiana Jones ride, instead of standing in line? That would be awesome! It's got that crashed/abandoned plane in the jungle vibe, with nice hidden touches everywhere. Lots of seating, the drinks were strong and the menu set up was really cool - but they werent' playin tiki music, and there wasn't anything really interactive with the decorations (I saw a fog machine inside the mouth of one of the giant skulls, but it never came on.) They let you bring dogs in - someone had a dog right next to us.
Stacy
Stacy is a semi-regular at Last Rites.
March 11, 2019, 10:36 PM
Going here is like getting a drink
In The Indiana Jones ride. Awesome atmosphere and a surprisingly low key hang out if you go on an early weeknight. Sadly no mugs to collect ( yet ) but the drinks are some of the best I’ve ever had. The place also smells like a fantastic holiday campfire as many drinks feature roasted marshmallows ( Cali Ma’s Revenge ) and come flaming. I recommend trying The Zombie Hunter. The house mai tai is also great. Their scorpion bowl is beautiful but a bit too tart for my tastes. The “marine layer” shareable has very dramatic smoke. I highly recommend this joint!
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