April 20, 2007

Alameda: Forbidden Island’s First Anniversary

Filed under: Events,Music,San Francisco,Shopping,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 2:17 pm
Forbidden Island
Forbidden Island

The best thing to happen in the world of tiki during the last year is Forbidden Island. It’s shown how tiki should, and can be done. It has set the standard for new tiki bars. Where most new tiki bars out there have struggled to survive (as all bars do — starting a new business is never easy), Forbidden Island has found tremendous success, for one straightforward but often overlooked reason: attention to quality. From the interiors to the drinks to the music to the service, nothing has been overlooked, and it has paid off with national reknown, glowing write-ups and a lot of customer loyalty.

This Sunday, Forbidden Island will have been open for one year. It feels like it’s always been there, and we should be celebrating its fifth, fifteenth, twenty-fifth anniversary, but it’s only been a year. May there be many, many more. Congratulations!

The party this Sunday is going to be a real humdinger — a passel of tikiphiles are coming up from southern California, which is always a treat. There will be live performances by:

  • The Maikai Gents
  • Meshugga Beach Party
  • The Atomic Lounge Show
  • Cari Lee & the Saddle-ites
  • Apocalypso Now

… plus The Jab will be DJing.

Vendors include:

  • Tiki Diablo
  • Jungle Trader
  • Retro Diva
  • Tiki Hunter
Forbidden Island Skull Mug, by Munktiki
Forbidden Island Skull Mug,
by Munktiki

… plus, a brand new Forbidden Island mug, from Munktiki — a special two-tone skull. It goes on sale at 2 p.m., for details on how the mug sale works, check out this thread on Tiki Central.

It’s all happening this Sunday, rain or shine (there will be tents & heaters, if neccessary, and delicious rum makes it all just fine anyhow). There will be a taco truck, too, from Alameda’s beloved La Pinata restaurant. It starts at 2pm. I’ll be helping out serving Mai Tais at the beginning of the day, be sure to come by and say hi!

Forbidden Island One Year Anniversary
2pm ’til close, Sunday April 22
1304 Lincoln Ave
Alameda, CA

9 Responses to “Alameda: Forbidden Island’s First Anniversary”

  1. Random Video Weirdness » Junkyard Clubhouse Says:

    [...] strange videos. Have a spectacular weekend — we’re headed to Kaleidescope tonight, and Forbidden Island on Sunday. I sense radness in our immediate [...]

  2. Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » TIKI: a Plague Upon This Land! Says:

    [...] ran into Humu Kon Tiki reader Soren this weekend at Forbidden Island’s anniversary party (WHICH WAS FABULOUS), and he was handing out these great little Jack Chick-style tracts, warning of [...]

  3. Jurgen Nation Says:

    Must…visit…this bar.

    Where is Alameda?

  4. Humuhumu Says:

    Yes, you must! It is the best bar in all the land. Alameda is a small island on the east side of San Francisco Bay, just west of Oakland, and just south of the Bay Bridge.

  5. martiki Says:

    Thanks for the kind words!!!!! Just saw this today.

    cheongsam lvr 4ever,

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  8. Texas Gun Trust Says:

    There’s nothing like local love. The bar hosts great parties. Congratulations on your anniversary!

  9. Eric Says:

    This is seriously one of my favorite places to go for drinks! Highly recommend the macadamia nut chi chi!

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