Pagan Idol

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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

9.1

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by 128 people

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Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 8.9
Drink Selection 8.7
Mood 9.4
Music 9.5
Service 9.2
Tikiness 9.6
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.

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Nalani
Nalani has visited Pagan Idol.
October 31, 2017, 2:25 PM
Pagan Idol was fantastic! The transition from the first, ship-themed room into the second, island-themed room really solidifies that Tiki bar feeling of being transported from the city you’re currently in to somewhere... magical. The décor throughout is really well done. The bar staff were extremely friendly, and didn’t hesitate to offer up a ton of suggestions for other fun Tiki spots to visit in SF. The drinks were well-made and so yummy. My friend was not able to indulge on either night we visited Pagan Idol, and on both occasions the bar staff took time to make her some amazing virgin drinks that weren’t on the menu. I will definitely go back the next time I visit SF.
PrettiestStarr
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
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.
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