Tiki Haven

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1334 Noriega St
San Francisco, CA
Opened in 2011
Mon-Fri 4pm-2am
Sat-Sun 6pm-2am
(415) 731-3757

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Tiki Haven

4.8

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Decor 5.6
Drink Quality 2.8
Drink Selection 3.3
Mood 5.1
Music 3.8
Service 7.7
Tikiness 6.2
Tilt 3.6
Vibe 5

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Humuhumu’s description

Tiki Haven is a tiki bar in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. The decor is beachy-tiki, and drinks are from blending slurpee-type machines, or from a Jaegermeister dispenser. Speaking of dispensers, there is a Pringles machine. The decor is mainly mass-market tikis and lauhala matting, and there are about a half-dozen glaring video screens throughout the space.

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KevinCrossman
KevinCrossman has visited Tiki Haven.
June 16, 2019, 10:00 PM
Well, they canít all be winners.

Tiki bar #76 for me on Critiki and also #29 for me in 2019 is San Franciscoís Tiki Haven. Unbelievably, this place opened after Smugglerís Cove, yet presents a pre-craft tiki bar in all itís warts and glory. My $9 (Sundays $1 off all cocktails) Mai Tai was made with nondescript Rums, Orange Juice, Amaretto, and Triple Sec. The island style mug was pretty nice, but that was the extent of the good feelings with this forgettable Mai Tai.

Tiki Haven is a neighborhood bar in the Sunset district, surrounded by Chinese restaurants. The decor is a mix of beach and off-the-shelf ďtikiĒ, with a soundtrack featuring 1980s-1990s hard rock and grunge. So, yeah, itís that kind of place.

Sad to report itís my lowest rating tiki bar on Critiki: 4.6

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByzF3v7gkKV/?igshid=amfk1upx8n0r
Monster A GoGo
Monster A GoGo has visited Tiki Haven.
February 1, 2019, 1:21 PM
I wasn't expecting much when I walked into Tiki Haven but I found myself utterly delighted in this little neighborhood tiki bar. Sure its regular customers are probably there for beer and I am sure the place pays the bills by doubling as a sports bar (judging by the many large TVs up along the bar--that were thankfully not in use yet in my just-after-opening visit), but I'd be more than thrilled to have something like this in my neighborhood (My town seems to be in a tiki-free zone...so it does NOT take much to do it for me). The decor isn't all that original---most of it looks like it was purchased from a restaurant supply place . Nothing by tiki masters such as Bamboo Ben or Tiki Diablo. But, for what it is, I thought it was swell. My drink wasn't bad at all either.

For more details on my visit (along with photos and stories of other tiki spots in the area), you can visit my blog. The link is here:

https://monsterago-go.blogspot.com/2018/01/im-freaky-for-tiki-10-great-san.html

CHEERS!
Suffering Bastard
Suffering Bastard has visited Tiki Haven.
November 2, 2017, 12:13 AM
It's a neighborhood bar with a Beach-Tiki veneer. Wall surfboards. TVs tuned to sports dominate. While they do make a nod to classic Tiki fare--Mai Tais, Scorpion Bowls, etc.--it's really more a "shots of Jaeger and Captain Morgan" kind of place. Drinks are simplified and not exactly nuanced: Their Zombie, for instance, is "four types of rum, OJ and pineapple juice" --no herbsaint, falernum or Donn's Mix here. They do use tiki mugs, paper umbrellas and festive straws, but the atmospherics are more neighborhood bar than an immersive Tiki aesthetic.

Still, it's a friendly place, conducive to hanging out. They have a broad selection of board games. It's worth noting that on weekdays, if you show up in "island attire," you can drink at happy hour prices all night.

Bottom line. if I were in the neighborhood and had time to kill, I'd happily drop in there again. But I don't know if I'd make a pilgrimage.
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