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Forbidden Island

1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2335
510-749-0332
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Ranked #45 of 204 Restaurants in Alameda
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The expansive cocktail menu is pretty well-rounded and of course being a full bar, they can make you your favorites as well if you're not in the mood for a tropical drink. Love the decor, the patio, the dog-friendly aspect but so, so not impressed with the appetizers which seems to be the only food they serve. If they went... More 

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Oakland, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited this tiki bar with out of town friends who knew about it and wanted to try it. It is a very cute bar with very good drinks and very little food. The decor is vintage tiki bar with some booths decked out like tiki huts, we loved it. The drink menu is mostly rum based drinks, but the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This little drinkery was recommended to me as a hipster hangout... I didn't see any hipsters there but I did enjoy some tasty rum based drinks. I think my favorite was Jet Fighter. I ordered guac and chips... the guac was fine but the chips most certainly came out of a 50lb bag and tasted like it. The bartender was... More 

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Forbidden Island was having their annual parking lot sale when I was going to be out in SF for business. I decided to make a go of this and had a great time. I even ran into people I knew from the tiki scene and then met new people to talk with. The drinks are excellent (I had a Vic... More 

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This place even SMELLs like vacation when you walk inside. I've been dropping in at Forbidden Island since it first opened several years ago. I love the vibe inside, the clever and tasty drinks, the retro music and old tropical movies (no sound) on the TV monitor, and the babbling pond too. The last time I went there, it was... More 

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Alameda, California
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48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Small little FREAKING AWESOME Tiki bar! Decorated super cute. Great tiki drinks. Great tiki cups, and other glassware as well. Always great drinks and a good time. Only bad thing about this place is that finding somewhere to sit can often be difficult. And you have to leave. That, too.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Great drinks, cool retro tiki bar decor, what's not to love?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

They squeeze their own juice! and give you a fresh flower! best drinks ever. Great atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Forbidden Island

Address: 1304 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2335
Phone Number: 510-749-0332
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Bar

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