The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

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Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Post by owl » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:21 am

That sounds lovely... I love tiki bars! Forbidden Island in Alameda is my all-time favorite--the drinks are so good!--although actually, now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever been to Trader Vic's despite it being THE historic Bay Area tiki bar.
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Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:17 pm

I love Forbidden Island too! Fun story about that place from a couple months back here:

https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... 844053.php

We really have an embarrassment of tiki riches in the SF/Oakland area! We actually also checked out a tiki bar in SF the week before, called "Last Rites", which was a small bar with awesome unusual decor. It was more jungly and less kitchy than the classic style. It's themed like you are in the wreckage of a plane crash in the jungle on a tropical island with some some spooky stuff around like giant skulls on the walls. The back and overhang of the bar are a section of a plane fuselage and some of the seats are repurposed plane seats, and they play pyschedelic rock from the 60s/70s.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/last-rites-san-francisco-3
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Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Post by owl » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:27 pm

ohhh cool. Tiki bar outing for SFL2020?!!

I remember I also liked that one on Nob Hill where it rains inside. Tonga Room? I think I heard that it closed.

is Spats still around? I guess that was technically a tiki bar, right? That place sucked.
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Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:25 pm

Tiki outing would be awesome. The Tonga Room is the other old time classic, and it's not closed, it's still going strong. Spats closed for a long time but has been reopen the last couple years in a new less sucky incarnation although it's still a bit too close to the campus and students for an old codger like me to want to go there much outside of summer time. :)
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Post by fluffy » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:06 pm

I am disappointed that The Tonga Room's website uses a .com domain instead of being a semi-legitimate usage of .to.
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Post by Lunkhead » Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:28 pm

fluffy wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:06 pm
I am disappointed that The Tonga Room's website uses a .com domain instead of being a semi-legitimate usage of .to.
:lol: :lol: I am not disappointed in you capitalizing on the exceedingly rare opportunity to make that joke. Well done! :)
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Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Post by crumpart » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:12 pm

Happy birthday applesvodkasleepysilverdoor! You must have been a little teeny tiny baby when you started songfighting!
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Post by owl » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:23 pm

Happy birthday @sleepysilverdoor!
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Re: The Great Big Songfighter Birthday Thread

Post by sleepysilverdoor » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:10 pm

crumpart wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Happy birthday applesvodkasleepysilverdoor! You must have been a little teeny tiny baby when you started songfighting!
Yeah, pretty much! I entered my first ones when I was 16-17, came back briefly at 20, then disappeared for a decade :)

Thanks to you and owl!
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