Memories Of The Tiki Bar & Discovery Channel Song
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Nightlife Blogger
I miss the tiki bar.
The kegs in shopping carts were fun, the handstands out of the kegs in the shopping carts, the rolling beer pong table and other creative creations that were a part of the wild and crazy Bay to Breakers were great.
But nothing beat the tiki bar.
And it’s the memory of that tiki bar – following it along, trading the effort of helping to pulling it along for beers out of one of its kegs while “the Discovery Channel” song blared from its speakers – that has me wanting to go back to Bay to Breakers in San Francisco.
San Francisco’s Biggest Mobile Block Party
It’s where I want to be this weekend, the biggest party place in the planet the third Sunday in May. Bay to Breakers is a moving street party with 75,000 people and block parties at houses along the way, and and while the floats are now banned and there’s a supposed alcohol crackdown, it’s still one heck of a blast.
This year I can’t make it because PubClub.com is involved in the inaugural Beach Cities Wine & Beer Festival down the coast in Redondo Beach, CA. And that will most definitely be a blast (PubClub is even giving away a beautiful blue Kona Brewing bicycle at the event as part of a promotion).
It’s Saturday and yes, I could do that and blast up that evening but then why rush out of one event to go to another? Sometimes, you have to slow down and smell the roses, so to speak, of the party events and places where you are at that moment.
So I won’t be at Bay to Breakers 2016, darn it! But on Sunday, I’ll be thinking about that tiki bar and singing the Discovery Channel song.