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As if Trader Vic crashed on the wrong side of Gilligan’s Island

High-Proof’s newest venue opens in a repurposed airplane fuselage

Ever wonder what it would be like to crash land in the jungle? Last Rites, which opened in San Francisco earlier this month, aims to offer that experience — with a strong cocktail and a touch of “Polynesian Noir.”

The bar by operator High-Proof is located in the body of an old airplane, outfitted with vintage plane parts. Banyon tree roots and foliage, fake boulders and nine-foot stone idols create an atmosphere reminiscent of being marooned in the jungle. 

But Justin Lew, co-founder of High-Proof and Last Rites, said the bar is much more than its unconventional design similarity to other tiki bars.

At just under 2,000-square-feet, Last Rites is designed to be an “adventure” bar where the environment is meant to drive the customer’s experience.

“We really wanted to provide a seamless experience with every detail following the storyline,” said Lew. 

Tropical cocktails are on the menu at Last Rites, and range from the Last Rites Mai Tai to a house specialty named for a character in “Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark.” 

High-Proof is also known as the operator of Horsefeathers in San Francisco. 

Here’s a look at the new Last Rites:

Contact Holly Petre at [email protected] 

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