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Trad'r Sam

San Francisco, CA
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6150 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA
Opened in 1937
Daily 10am-2am
(415) 221-0773

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Trad'r Sam

5.8

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by 47 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 7.2
Drink Quality 4.5
Drink Selection 7.4
Mood 6.2
Music 4.2
Service 7.2
Tikiness 5.4
Tilt 6.2
Vibe 3.8

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Humuhumu’s description

Trad'r Sam is the oldest, longest-operating tiki bar in the world. Trad'r Sam opened in 1937, and as originally owned by Sam Baylon. This small and very old bar actually pre-dates the appearance of actual tikis in tiki bars, and is an extremely rare example of the bamboo bars that were in some cities in the '30s. The bar has a series of seating areas around the perimeter of the bar which are each named after islands, and are framed in rattan. The bar itself is a large, horseshoe-shaped structure, also encrusted in rattan. There are tropical drinks available, but this bar is now more of a loveable dive than anything.
Cocktail enthusiasts shouldn't miss the world famous tequila destination bar across the street just a block and a half away, Tommy's Mexican Restaurant.

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Trad'r Sam is between 25th & 26th Avenue, on the north side of Geary Blvd. Look for a green sign and awning.

Parking

Street parking is available, some of it metered.

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Raider Rich
Raider Rich is a semi-regular at Trad'r Sam.
January 3, 2013, 6:40 PM
This place is always a party. I have a great time every time I go here.
TONGA TIME!!
TONGA TIME!! has visited Trad'r Sam.
January 16, 2012, 2:44 PM
If your looking to have a good time you can get it in here!