Bars where Pete has had a Drink (3,198 bars; 1,474 bars in Seattle):
Bars where Pete has had a drink
Saturday, October 26, 2013
#2080 - Trad'r Sam, San Francisco - 3/1/2013
Opened by Sam Baden in 1937, Trad'r Sam is the oldest tiki bar in the world. The old "bamboo bar" pre-dates the Don The Beachcombers and Trader Vic's, which started the tiki trend. It remains as a comfortable neighborhood dive, retaining the tiki decor and serving tropical drinks and scorpion bowls to a mostly younger crowd. The sign outside no longer lights up, which was partly disappointing, and but also satisfyingly apropos for such a genuine, old dive.