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Surf Bar, Waikiki, HI (bar)

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Name:Surf Bar
Street:Royal Hawaiian Hotel

I recently picked up three of the fun little Menehune drink postcards from the
Surf Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Hawaii.

My favorite, the Kava Bowl

The Scorpion

Royal Planters Punch

The cards have a a little story on the back

And a kind of hologram on the Menehune.

I have seen three other cards over the years inlcuding

The Vanada Daiquiri

The Pino Pepe

And the Banana Cow

Here is a postcard from 1955 showing the exterior of the Surf Bar building and the outdoor terrace area.

The Surf Bar became Surf Room and is now the Mai Tai Bar. Here is a Surf Room menu.

I found this cool old surf board in an on-line auction:

This board started out as one of the fleet of rental boards for the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. It then had the center cut out, with a menu board added and became the welcoming sign for both the famous "Surf Room" and the ever present "Mai Tai Bar".

When Sheraton took over the management of the hotel, the board was recycled again into the using the opposite side for the "Uluniu Beach Club" snack bar!. Talk about a piece of surfing history, this is certainly it! One of a kind, un-restored, all original, wood sign board.

Anybody got any other drink cards from the Surf Bar or is six the limit?


Here is the Banana Cow card - a breakfast drink!

Any more drinks?


I picked up another drink card from the Surf Bar. This one is called the Kamaaina, a gin based tropical served in a coconut.

Also found a few more menus on the internet from the Surf Room.

Here is a more modern menu.


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