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Any Tiki Bars in San Jose area...
JETS777
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Joined: Feb 22, 2015
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Posted: 2015-02-22 8:53 pm   Permalink

Hi guys. Just joined, my first ever thread/post here. I'm leaving for San Jose tomorrow morning (2/23/15) for two nights....driving up from Los Angeles where I live. I was wondering if there are any tiki bars in San Jose or along the way that are worthwhile stopping at. I searched the internet and San Jose looks pretty sparse in terms of Tiki. Thank you

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2594
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-02-22 9:45 pm   Permalink

There are a few -a bit out of the way for some folks.
If I was going to S J, I would drive the 86 miles Modesto just to visit Minnies-an old school tiki bar some might call a real dive. Just a short mile or so east of Minnieís on the same street is the Tiki Lounge. Great A-frame structure but the T L is undergoing some changes right now. A short 40 something miles north is Forbidden Island which is my personal favorite. Great drinks and decor. On the way home Hulaís in Monterey (72 miles Southwest) is certainly worth a visit. Iíd check the hours of operation before Iíd drive out to any of em as they are a bit out of the way.
Good luck,have a safe trip!












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fez monkey
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Joined: Jul 10, 2006
Posts: 204
From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted: 2015-02-22 11:52 pm   Permalink

Unfortunately, nothing tiki in San Jose. I keep hoping for it but no dice so far.

You can't go wrong with Forbidden Island as suggested.

There is also a Hula's Island Grill in Santa Cruz. It's mildly tiki but they have some decent drinks and Hawaiian fusion cuisine.
http://www.hulastiki.com

Drink List

HULAʼS MAI TAI
PAINKILLER
HULAʼS HURRICANE
LILIKOI MARGARITA
DR. FUNK​
BLOOD ORANGE MARTINI
THE PINK BIKINI MARTINI
ZOMBIE
ONE EYED PYRAT
HAWAII 5-0
DARK AND STORMY
TROPICAL ITCH
BLUE HAWAIIAN

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exquisitecorpse
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Joined: Feb 26, 2009
Posts: 314
From: philadelphia
Posted: 2015-02-23 06:16 am   Permalink

Unfortunately the San Jose Trader Vic's closed a few years ago.
While not tiki, you should check out the Rosicrucian Museum, which has yhe 2nd largest permanent collection Egyptian artifacts in the US, as well as the Winchester Mystery House.

Hula's in Santa Cruz is not super tiki but they have a decent tiki drink selection and excellent service. When I was there I remember them having a nice mug collection on display as well as some witco masks on the front of the bar that are easy to miss if it is crowded.



 
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JenTiki
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Posted: 2015-02-23 10:47 am   Permalink

Just an hour north, in San Francisco, you have Smuggler's Cove and the Tonga Room. Both worth the drive, just remember to bring a designated driver, or go in with a full stomach and ask the bartenders for lower-potency cocktails and pace yourself with water.

 
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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2015-02-23 5:04 pm   Permalink

When I travel I search both Critiki and the Locating Tiki forum here on Tiki Central.

I've never been there but you could check-out the Hukilau.

Hope you have a good trip.


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JETS777
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Joined: Feb 22, 2015
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Posted: 2015-02-23 7:08 pm   Permalink

Thank you gentlemen, I really appreciate all the great pointers. I just arrived at my hotel in North San Jose. I've got some important drinkin decisions to make before heading to work tomorrow. Thanks again

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-02-23 9:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-02-22 23:52, fez monkey wrote:

There is also a Hula's Island Grill in Santa Cruz. It's mildly tiki but they have some decent drinks and Hawaiian fusion cuisine.
http://www.hulastiki.com
- fm



Mahalo Fez, I was unaware of the Hulaís in Santa Cruz. According to their website they have a common owner. And only 32 miles from S J.


 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2015-02-23 10:13 pm   Permalink

We have been a few times to Hula's in Monterey and in Santa Cruz. The happy hour is fun with discounted appetizers that are delicious. Happy Hunting, Wendy
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IDoVoodoo
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Joined: Apr 13, 2014
Posts: 251
From: East Bay, California
Posted: 2015-03-01 01:21 am   Permalink

If you're nice (and bring a bottle) you may be granted access to Notch's bar. It's cool, and hidden in a Hot Rod shop!

Search for Notch on here and send him a PM.


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Joined: Jan 10, 2005
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From: Ling Cod Beach, CA 90803
Posted: 2018-03-08 12:15 am   Permalink

Trader Vicís will open a full-service restaurant in Terminal B at San Jose Airport plus a smaller Trader Vicís Outpost for grab-and-go customers.

The Mercury News:San Jose Airport adding Chick-Fil-A, Shake Shack, Trader Vicís



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exquisitecorpse
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From: philadelphia
Posted: 2018-03-08 3:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-03-08 00:15, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
Trader Vicís will open a full-service restaurant in Terminal B at San Jose Airport



Cool! Would love to see them in more airports.


 
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finky099
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Joined: May 15, 2012
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From: Orange County, CA
Posted: 2018-04-19 3:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-03-08 00:15, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
Trader Vicís will open a full-service restaurant in Terminal B at San Jose Airport plus a smaller Trader Vicís Outpost for grab-and-go customers.

The Mercury News:San Jose Airport adding Chick-Fil-A, Shake Shack, Trader Vicís





I would love to see more TV's pop up domestically, even if just in airports. I hope this comes to fruition in San Jose.


 
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