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The Kon-Tiki Room at Palmetto (Oakland, CA), Oakland, CA (bar)

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Name:The Kon-Tiki Room at Palmetto (Oakland, CA)
Street:1900 Telegraph Ave.

New tiki bar coming in early 2020 to Downtown Oakland.

From: https://www.kqed.org/bayareabites/135754/the-kon-tikis-new-bar-and-restaurant-promises-american-tropical-fantasy

Coming early next year to the former Fauna and Flora spaces in the historic Oakland Floral Depot building are two bars and a restaurant by the team behind The Kon-Tiki. Christ Aivaliotis and Matt Regan, the duo behind the Oakland tiki bar, are expanding just a few blocks away from their first venture.

“Since it’s two spaces, we are going to turn Fauna into a Tiki bar, sort of an extension of The Kon-Tiki for the people who make it to this corridor to see a show or for First Friday.” Aivaliotis says. Featuring an abbreviated menu of their flagship location, the bar will be named The Kon-Tiki Room at Palmetto, Palmetto being the restaurant that’ll take over the former Flora space. The restaurant will have its own separate bar and a food menu that Aivaliotis calls “classic Americana with a steakhouse feeling,” which will be headed by chef Manny Bonilla of The Kon-Tiki.

From: https://www.berkeleyside.com/2019/11/26/bites-popoca-salvadoran-cuisine-palmetto-at-flora-space-tamarindos-last-day
As for Fauna, that will be transformed into a tiki bar called The Kon-Tiki Room at Palmetto. The duo said it’ll be “an abbreviated version” of their original bar, but with a whole new menu of drinks, so as to provide a different experience from the original sister bar downtown.

Recent article - opening is "mid-March"

Additionally, Jeanie Grant is moving over from Pagan Idol to be the Bar Manager for both Palmetto and the Kon-Tiki Room.

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