Tiki bars have always been fun, escapist and delightfully kitschy—and this year they’re getting the foodie makeover they deserve. First came the Kon Tiki in Oakland, offering elevated bites with its over the top cocktails. Now the latest in Tiki action in San Francisco is newcomer Parigo, offering up a Tiki pop-up bar in the Marina.

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Behind the project is Sarah Trubnick, a certified sommelier who had traveled to Europe, Australia, and South America in the search of the perfect blends. Trubnick is the woman responsible for the successful Barrel Room, a  mini-chain of wine bars operating in Oakland and San Francisco. With her new project, Trubnick decided to go a little bit more exotic, at least two days a week—Parigo is serving a Tiki menu on Friday and Saturday nights, 6pm-12pm on the patio, and an eclectic Californian menu inside the restaurant the rest of the time, with a rich wine selection to match.

On the Tiki menu, bartender Lucas King, who previously worked across the street at Reed & Greenough, concocted sneakily boozy classics like the Mai Tai, alongside drinks like the Pineapple Express, featuring a killer mix of mezcal, rum or tequila, pineapple, and lime. The small and light snacks menu has just enough options to keep you entertained, with dishes like spicy tuna poke, the obligatory spam musubi, and deep-fried goat cheese with tangy passion fruit dip. Given the neighborhood’s mix of students, families and athleisure-clad couples, just two days of weekend Tiki, with wine flights during the weekdays, seems to be the right way to go.
3232 Scott Street, San Francisco