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Longitude, Oakland, CA (bar)
thomamas
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Joined: Apr 09, 2007
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Posted: 2014-08-20 9:16 pm   Permalink

Name:Longitude
Type:bar
Street:347 14th Street
City:Oakland
State:CA
Zip:94612
country:USA
Phone:510 465 2008
Status:operational

Description:
New Tiki Bar in Oakland, run by Suzanne Long formerly of Forbidden Island and with interior design by Bamboo Ben.

Web site at
http://longitudeoakland.com/



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thomamas
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Posted: 2014-08-20 9:27 pm   Permalink

Nice pictures in this SFGate article: http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/2014/08/13/behold-longitude-oaklands-new-tropical-cocktail-bar/



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RyanTheTerrible
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Joined: Jun 20, 2014
Posts: 33
Posted: 2014-08-25 1:59 pm   Permalink

Dang...

 
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Woodtiki
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Joined: May 20, 2013
Posts: 94
From: Oakland,CA
Posted: 2014-08-25 8:00 pm   Permalink

Really cool place. Great vibe, very classy. Sort of African/Dutch East India Trading Co./Colonial/Exotic feel. Great drinks of course, and good music!
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2014-09-15 8:31 pm   Permalink

Every once in a while I have to veer off the (tiki) course and do different things. It was a blast working on Longitude making the Mud Hut and the other fixins.
I have a bunch of pics over on Face Book of the build and will post here some day. My sound track for this was Fela Kuti. Also Suzanne was an awesome safari guide!
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Dr. Zarkov
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
Posts: 386
Posted: 18 days ago; 3:41 pm   Permalink

My wife's mom lives in Oakland and the last time we were out there I hoped to take them there based on the pre-opening publicity. Unfortunately, this was at the time of the Ferguson verdict riots so we decided to avoid going into downtown Oakland. But then I saw reviews online that said the food was terrible. It sounded like everything was dripping with grease and/or saturated with sugar. However, the reviewers agreed it was a great place for drinks.

Has anybody here on Tiki Central tried it yet?

Is there some sort of secret federal law that requires all Tiki bars -- including Trader Vic's -- must serve bad food? (We only go to the Trader's Vic's in Emeryville for drinks and appetizers because the food is so bad, and my wife's Mom grew up with Victor Bergeron!)


 
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thomamas
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Posted: 17 days ago; 12:10 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-01-14 15:41, Dr. Zarkov wrote:
But then I saw reviews online that said the food was terrible. It sounded like everything was dripping with grease and/or saturated with sugar.

Has anybody here on Tiki Central tried it yet?



I haven't seen those reviews, but Longitude isn't really a dinner destination. They serve bar food, mostly fried products that are expected to be some combination of greasy, salty, and sweet. I've only visited once, but we didn't have anything that I'd call terrible.

Off the top of my head, the fried spring rolls were boring, the teriyaki skewers perhaps a little sweeter than I'd make them but just fine, and the coconut shrimp and plantains were both yummy.


 
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