Posted by: facetothewind | August 9, 2009

A visit to the Tonga Room tiki bar in San Francisco

tonga pool

San Francisco’s famous tiki-style Tonga Room, in the basement of the Fairmount Hotel, features a thunderstorm and a band floating in the middle of the indoor pool. The picture above shows the lounge after its recent renovation. Below is the original bar. I think I would have liked the older “tacky” bar better. See picture below…

Old Tonga room

Here’s a very rough video of the thunderstorm in the Tonga, a quickie tour of the rooftop garden at the Fairmont and the ride home over the Golden Gate bridge just after sunset…

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