Pagan Idol

San Francisco, CA
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375 Bush
San Francisco, CA
Opened in 2016
Mon-Thu 4pm-1am
Fri 4pm-1:30am
Sat 6pm-1:30am
Closed Sun
21+ only
(415) 985-6375

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Pagan Idol



by 120 people



Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 8.9
Drink Selection 8.7
Mood 9.4
Music 9.4
Service 9.2
Tikiness 9.5
Tilt 9.2
Vibe 8

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Humuhumu’s description

Pagan Idol opened in San Francisco's Financial District in February 2016. The bar is owned by the Future Bars group, which owns a variety of craft cocktail bars around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Pagan Idol has a front bar, which is designed to look like the inside of a wooden ship, complete with porthole views of swimming fish, and blown glass tentacle light fixtures.
Red-lit stairs lead to the back bar, which is where the full-on Polynesian Pop experience can be found. A second bar is lined with zebrawood and backed by lava windows. Overlooking the bar is a massive tiki carved by Crazy Al Evans, and a large outrigger canoe hangs overhead. A tangle of ropes and fishing floats decorates the bar. The walls are lined with Tongan tapa cloth designs.
Just beyond, the room opens up, and a night sky of twinkling stars hangs overhead, with a volcano waterfall and two cozy booths. Looming over this room is a second large tiki, this one carved by Ivan Lee Mora. Periodically, the volcano "erupts" and a fog creeps along the starry sky, adding to the moodiness of the room.
The soundtrack is all Exotica and hapa-haole music. The drink menu is all original tropical drinks, but a full array of classic tiki drinks can be ordered off-menu.


PrettiestStarr has visited Pagan Idol.
October 16, 2017, 3:32 PM
Really, really enjoyed this "newer" Tiki spot. SOOO not cheesy ... and with perfect decor. Plus, the drinks were spot on.
KevinCrossman is a semi-regular at Pagan Idol.
September 3, 2017, 12:13 PM
We visited again on a Saturday night and the staff was friendly and excellent with the service. Gotta say, the music this evening was really on par with several Les Baxter selections playing all in a row during our visit. Truly an outstanding environment here.
Raider273 has visited Pagan Idol.
August 19, 2017, 10:28 AM
Wife and I went earlier in the week. Had a great time. Friendly bartender,Nick, had a couple of excellent rum recommendations and stayed engaged even when it got busy. As usual, walked away with a tiki mug for my collection. Recommended.
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Arriving around 5:00 after a corporate event nearby.
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Friday, November 24, 2017
for the first time
Tiki tour thanksgiving weekend
visiting on
Friday, November 24, 2017
for the first time
Tiki tour thanksgiving weekend
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