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7 Seas, San Francisco, CA (bar)
Tattoo
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 229
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2009-12-03 11:04 am   Permalink

Name:7 Seas
Type:bar
Street:534 Geary St.
City:San Francisco
State:CA
Zip:94102
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
Another example of the pre-tiki Tropical Polynesian nightclubs from the 1930's. Also a great example of how drinks, names, and gimmicks were copied all across the US. Just as Beachcomber, Zombie, and Trader 'Fill in the Blank' Bars proliferated across the country, so apparently did the 'Seven Seas' name together with the 'Rain on the Roof'. The other example being the '7 Seas' in Hollywood also known for it's 'Rain on the Roof'. Hard to tell if one copied the other or if the '7 Seas' traveled from San Francisco to Hollywood.











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http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=30531&forum=2



[ This Message was edited by: Tattoo 2014-09-16 22:42 ]


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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4307
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-09-30 11:17 am   Permalink

Scored this napkin at the paper show from the 7 Seas in San Francisco.



Rain on the roof! Didn't Don invent that?

DC


 
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clayfran
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Joined: Sep 12, 2014
Posts: 2
Posted: Yesterday; 1:15 pm   Permalink

I found this ad for the 7 Seas in the Playbill program for the play "Dead End" at the Geary Theater, dated late 1937.




 
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 229
From: Los Angeles
Posted: Yesterday; 10:40 pm   Permalink

Great ad Clayfran and thanks for posting. 1937 and an address: 534 Geary St.



"They paved paradise And put up a parking lot."
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