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The Tonga Room

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Address: 950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States, 1 415-772-5278
Open: Thursday / Sunday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Friday / Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

All ages welcome from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. | 21+ from 10 p.m. – Close

In accordance with the City and County of San Francisco, proof of vaccination is required for those 12 and older.

‘Tiki and dine’ with a side of rain

Delightfully nostalgic, the iconic Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar exudes atmosphere in spades. No wonder, since it was a Hollywood set designer who created the themed look and feel. Guests gather around a large central “lagoon,” once the hotel’s indoor swimming pool. Tropical rain, thunder and lightning storms blow through from time to time, while a band plays from a floating boat.

Dine with us

Groups of less than 10 joining us for dinner will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis. For groups of 10+, reservations are available by contacting tongaroom@fairmont.com for more details.

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Dance on the remnants of the S.S. Forester, a schooner that once plied the waters between San Francisco and the South Sea Islands. Dine on Polynesian-fusion favorites And sip San Francisco’s best mai tai, along with other potent, masterfully mixed cocktails served in flirty tiki glasses and faux coconuts. Of course, all cocktails arrive with little umbrellas on top. Rated “the greatest place in the history of the world” by the late celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, this famed gathering spot is a San Francisco must.

Imagine yourself dining underneath a tiki hut near the water’s edge.

The bar area features a sleek granite top bar and luxurious “good luck red” leather banquettes. Colorful tribal wall coverings add excitement throughout the restaurant.
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Take a look at the Tonga & Hurricane Room

Since 1945…

Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar has delighted guests with its tropical décor, decadent libations and Polynesian-fusion cuisine. Following its $1 Million restoration by Gensler San Francisco, Tonga Room has rekindled the excitement of its unique and time-honored décor, recapturing its original tiki glory.

The bar area features a sleek granite top bar and luxurious “good luck red” leather banquettes. Colorful tribal wall coverings add excitement throughout the restaurant.

Tonga Room features The Island Groove Band, which performs top-40 hits from a thatch-covered barge on the “lagoon;” a dance floor built from the remains of the S.S. Forester, a schooner that once traveled between San Francisco and the South Sea Islands; and periodic tropical rainstorms, complete with thunder and lightning.

In 1929…

Fairmont San Francisco added a new 75-foot indoor swimming pool on its Terrace Level. Known as the “Fairmont Plunge,” the elaborate tile pool attracted local crowds and celebrities such as actress Helen Hayes, actor Ronald Reagan and members of the Water Follies.

In 1945, Metro Goldwyn Mayer’s leading set director, Mel Melvin, was hired to transform the Fairmont Plunge into Tonga Room. The pool became a “lagoon” and a floating stage for the orchestra was added to entertain guests each evening. Not surprisingly, Tonga Room was an instant success.

Anthony Bourdain has called Tonga Room “…the greatest place in the history of the world” (Travel Channel’s The Layover). The venue has also been recognized as one of the world’s hottest bars by VICE, Food Network, ABC, Travel & Leisure, and more.

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Entertainment

The Island Groove will play from 6:45 to 10:45 pm and an entertainment cover charge of $15 is applied for each guest that is seated in the restaurant or bar during this time, regardless of arrival time. The fee is waived for registered Fairmont hotel guests.

Bar

Reservations are not accepted for the bar area. Guests are welcome to enjoy the bar area on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on capacity).

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