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SNEAKY TIKI (also Joe's Sneaky Tiki ), San Leandro, CA (bar)
mrsmiley
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Posted: 2006-03-21 4:21 pm   Permalink

Name:SNEAKY TIKI (also Joe's Sneaky Tiki )
Type:bar
Street:14572 E 14th St
City:San Leandro
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
This bar had a great neon Tiki sign outide. I used to drive by it often in the Eighties, but never went in. My old boss used to go to it in the late 70's/early 80's when it was a tough biker bar with the customer's all packing weapons!
I rec'd an email recently from someone who used to help his dad clean the place when Joe Denton AND Don Groom ran it. Don was also the bartender who was "REALLY good at kicking out people who were not nice.
It was a full blown Hawaiian bar all the way, They even had a few Don Ho records on the juke box. I don't remember when they closed but my dad said that Don owns a bar elsewhere now. Ya know.... tell a kid these days that they had Hawaiian bars and they will say that it sounds stupid, but Hawaiian bars were VERY cool- " end quote.



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TIKIBOSKO
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Posted: 2006-04-24 6:52 pm   Permalink

Here’s a copy of their matchbook,







My very best Alohas

Bosko



 
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martiki
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Posted: 2006-04-24 10:41 pm   Permalink

There was just a guy at FI talking about this place last night. Strange. He said it was great inside. No other info, I'm afraid.

 
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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2006-04-25 12:23 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the matchbook image! I updated the address info.

A quick Yahoo yellow pages search turns this up!
"Tabou Lounge & Nightclub
(510) 357-7777 14572 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA "
A quick Yahoo search on "Tabou Lounge San Leandro" brought up some mentions on Soul/R&B on Gay/Lesbian web postings.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-06-24 4:15 pm   Permalink

I came across these items from the Joes Sneaky Tiki on ebay.


Business card from Joe Denton, lighter and key ring.





The info from the sale stated:

The Sneaky Tiki, or Joe's Sneaky Tiki, was a Hawaiian bar in San Leandro, California that operated until at least the 1980's. At some point it was run by Joe Denton and Don Groom; Don was a bartender. After it closed, the space later became Tabou Lounge, and Club Caliente.



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mrsmiley
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Posted: 2014-04-15 10:45 am   Permalink

GREAT FINDS, DC!

 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2014-04-15 12:17 pm   Permalink

I found 5 of these glasses a few weeks ago




Never saw this thread!


 
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