Last Rites

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

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Last Rites

7.5

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Decor 9
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 8
Mood 8.7
Music 4.5
Service 8.3
Tikiness 4.6
Tilt 8
Vibe 7.8

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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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Tiki Grabowski
Tiki Grabowski has visited Last Rites.
February 11, 2019, 10:35 AM
Went and checked out Last Nites recently. As an aircraft mechanic the concept and theme of the bar intrigued me. While the theming and decor of Last Rites is pretty cool, it is not a tiki bar. It's more like a jungle or deserted island bar. Yes there are some traditional tiki drinks available like the Mail Tai and Jet Pilot but no island or tropical music and no Tiki's of any kind adorn the walls. It's cool for what it is and for the theming. Highly recommend going early before it becomes crowded with hipsters
February 10, 2019, 11:30 PM
Amazing Tiki Bar with great bartenders and a terrific vibe!! Cocktails were on point with our favorites being the Last Rites and the Hetch Hetchy... The decor was awesome...the MD95 fuselage for the bar complete with airplane seats was very cool, and all the parachutes and vines hanging from the ceiling were great!!! We loved the grotto with the giant skull as well!! Nice touch having the drink menus with burned edges and coasters with bloody thumbprints. We felt like we had crash landed into the jungle amidst canibals!!! And the Chinese place next door was a great bonus if you need to lay a base or grab a bite to eat afyerward. We will certainly be back!!!
Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo has visited Last Rites.
January 31, 2019, 10:08 PM
Ahhh...Last Rites. Up until the opening of Zombie Village, Last Rites was THE new tiki bar everyone was talking about. It is still worth the talk.

I have been lucky enough to get to visit the place twice now. The second time was with friends, but the first time I was alone. Despite my being solo, I had a marvelous time. The bartender who served me (I forget her name--but she was awesome) was so energetic and pumped about the place when I asked her about it. She directed me in my cocktail choices expertly as well.
One girl sat next to me. She was waiting for her friends to join her. She had turned 21 the night before and had never been to a tiki bar before. i was honored to buy her her first tiki cocktail, also expertly picked by the same cool bartender.
I wrote about it (and included photos) in my blog. There are also tales of my adventures at Pagan Idol and Emeryville's Trader Vic's in the same entry as well. You may read it here if you wish: https://monsterago-go.blogspot.com/2018/11/im-freaky-for-tiki-17-bay-area-tiki-x-3.html

CHEERS!
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