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:
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