Pagan Idol

The Hukilau - Pagan Idol

Opened in 2016, Pagan Idol has quickly become a go-to spot for Bay Area tikiphiles, rum aficionados and cocktail fans alike. Backed by the team behind San Francisco favorites Bourbon and Branch and Rickhouse, Pagan Idol is the group’s rum-focused, tropical escape where they say the Polynesian vibe is not so much a theme as it is a way of life. The decor is an outstanding example of an intense attention to detail, from the glass-blown kraken chandelier and the fiber optic lit “night sky,” to the tiki carvings and a volcano that erupts intermittently. A comprehensive menu with a mixture of signature house drinks, like the tequila-based Bird of Paradise, and unique versions of classic tiki cocktails, like the one-and-done Daywalker, an overproof zombie, has put Pagan Idol on the Bucket List of tiki fans all over the world.

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