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Welcome to Tradr Sam

Trad'r Sam, a revered tiki institution, has been delighting patrons since its inception. Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, our timeless oasis offers an immersive experience of Polynesian paradise. With a rich history spanning decades, we're renowned for crafting exquisite tropical cocktails, hosting live music, and creating memories that last a lifetime. Step into a world where bamboo, thatch, and tiki decor transport you to a bygone era of exotic escapism. Trad'r Sam, where every sip and every moment is a journey to the South Seas.


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Sean G.
Sean G. "Anchorage, AK"

This place is great. is it worth the two hour plus wait that some people take? I'm not sure about that. It's definitely something you should experience once. Drinks are fantastic. It's an amazing experience and just all around fun place.

Perry S.
Perry S. "Concord, CA"

This place is awesome and only cost 10 bucks. The bartender is great. cash only bar but pretty awesome place and finally decent prices. It's dicey but I like it that way. Finally a reasonable price at a bar!!!!

Shannon W.
Shannon W. "San Francisco, CA"

On 5/20/23, we got the monkey's tail under special. This rum cocktail tasted better than the other banana rum cocktail under the rum section. The friendly bartender, despite the huge crowd, was attentive. He put a huge hand of banana when blending the drink, making it extra fresh fruit the way I like. Explained we should let it set so the pineapple juice settles down first and re-poured us all the way to the top, making sure there was plenty of booze. Thank you!

Laura L.
Laura L. "San Francisco, CA"

Trad'r Sam is a San Francisco gem, and it's pretty impossible to walk out of sober. Their cash only bar has an extensive menu, with wacky descriptions. Your best best is telling the bartender what you're in the mood for, and they'll make you something that will not disappoint. I especially liked their blended drinks, but everything I tried was delicious. Everything on the menu was around $10 or so, which is pretty unheard of in SF. Service was a little slow, but it was honestly for the best- that way we could pace ourselves. The interior decor and seatings are definitely tacky, but it adds to this place's charm.

Jose G.
Jose G. "San Francisco, CA"

I haven't been to this place since 2016. It was good to be back with friends and order bowls again. I'm glad it wasn't as busy when we came, and we could get a table with our group. The bowls were good, and the price was reasonable. I had a good time! The bartenders were attentive and made the bowls quickly. FYI if you decide to come here, it's cash only, and there's an ATM inside, but there's a fee to withdraw. You are better off going to the bank in advance and withdrawing funds.

Restaurant Locations

  • Trad’r Sam
    6150 Geary Blvd San Francisco, CA 94121 Hotline: (415) 221-0773

Trad'r Sam: A Timeless Tiki Oasis

In the heart of San Francisco, there's a place where time seems to stand still, and every visit feels like a journey to the South Seas. That place is Trad'r Sam, a legendary tiki bar that has been a beloved destination for those seeking a taste of tropical paradise since its inception.

A Rich History

Trad'r Sam's story is one of tradition and enchantment. It's a place where history and culture come together to create a unique and immersive experience. Established decades ago, our establishment has withstood the test of time, maintaining its charm and allure, just as it did when it first opened its doors. From the moment you step inside, you'll be transported to a bygone era of exotic escapism.

Exquisite Tropical Cocktails

One of the hallmarks of Trad'r Sam is our mastery of crafting exquisite tropical cocktails. Our talented mixologists have perfected the art of blending fresh, high-quality ingredients with premium spirits to create drinks that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Whether you're a fan of the classic Mai Tai, a Zombie, or one of our signature creations, each sip is an adventure in flavor.

Our commitment to using fresh fruit juices, homemade syrups, and top-shelf liquors ensures that every cocktail is a true masterpiece. The vivid colors and vibrant flavors of our drinks are a testament to the passion and dedication we put into each creation. We take pride in serving up a taste of the tropics in every glass, and the first sip will transport you to a world of sun, sand, and surf.

Live Music and Entertainment

Trad'r Sam isn't just a place for incredible cocktails; it's also a hub of entertainment. Live music and performances are an integral part of the Trad'r Sam experience. We regularly host local bands and artists, infusing our space with the rhythmic beats of island music. It's the perfect backdrop for enjoying your favorite tiki drink, and it adds to the overall ambiance that makes Trad'r Sam a true oasis.

Timeless Ambiance

The moment you enter Trad'r Sam, you'll be surrounded by an atmosphere that is nothing short of enchanting. Our decor, featuring bamboo, thatch, tiki masks, and other Polynesian elements, creates an immersive environment that whisks you away to a distant, sun-soaked shore. The flickering candlelight and the gentle rustle of palm fronds overhead set the mood for an unforgettable experience.

A Place for Creating Memories

Trad'r Sam isn't just a bar; it's a place for creating memories. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, enjoying a night out with friends, or seeking a romantic escape, Trad'r Sam provides the perfect backdrop. Our warm and welcoming staff is dedicated to ensuring that your visit is a memorable one. Whether you're a longtime patron or a first-time visitor, you'll be treated like part of our tiki family.

Plan Your Visit

At Trad'r Sam, we believe that life is meant to be celebrated, and every moment is an opportunity for an adventure. If you're looking to escape the ordinary and embark on a journey to a tropical paradise, then make Trad'r Sam your next destination. Join us for an evening of exotic cocktails, live music, and an atmosphere that will transport you to a world of endless summer.

Discover why Trad'r Sam has been a cherished destination for decades. Whether you're seeking a relaxing escape from the daily grind or a place to revel in the magic of tiki culture, you'll find it all at Trad'r Sam, where every sip and every moment is a voyage to the South Seas.