Bay Area Suburban Tiki is a Mixed Bag By Kevin Crossman (Ultimate Mai-Tai)
Bar in the Bay Area is Hula Hoops, located off 280 in a nicely renovated strip mall. The main seating area is open and they have a number of TVs where sports plays consistently. They also have a small stage where they have island-inspired musical performances several times per week. Food is mostly Hawaiian, with pizza also available for dinner.
The main seating area is nicely appointed but basically decorated. The small bar doesn’t afford much in the way of seating either. But there’s a space inside Hula Hoops that’s a must-visit. You see, there’s a small tiki lounge built by Bamboo Ben that has some lounge chairs and a few small tables. The decor in here is great, and because it’s all closed off you’ll feel more relaxed than in the main dining room.
When you can’t make it the “top tier” tiki bars, you can sometimes find a little bit of paradise out in the suburbs. Just go into it with an open mind. And open eyes.
Posted: February 28, 2019