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Trad'r Sam

Bars, Dive bars Outer Richmond
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
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The oldest, longest-operating tiki bar in San Francisco, Trad’r Sam is a bit of living history dating back to the 1930s when tropical haunts were known as bamboo bars. Tiki has evolved since then but Sam has not, so those used to the dedication of Smuggler’s Cove or the full-immersion experience of Forbidden Island might find old Sam a bit down-at-heel. Still, we love a good dive as much as a good tiki bar, and this is the best of both worlds.

By: Shoshi Parks


Venue name: Trad'r Sam
Address: 6150 Geary Blvd
San Francisco
Cross street: at 25th Ave
Opening hours: Daily 9am-2am
Price: $
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Trad'r Sam, you sneaky bastard. You ply me with your promise of fruity, fun-filled cocktails in a no-pressure environment, and then suddenly I'm three Rastamans in and I've lost my seat because I've been standing at the bar for ages and someone put the Beach Boys on the jukebox and I have no idea what decade I'm in, only that I've tucked all of the umbrellas behind my ear and am performing a makeshift hula dance. I'll be back, obviously.