Aloha ʻOe: After 3 Years, Tiki Bar 'Longitude' Will Shutter On March 5

Aloha ʻOe:  After 3 Years, Tiki Bar 'Longitude' Will Shutter On March 5Photo: Longitude/Facebook
Susan Xu
Published on February 28, 2017

On Sunday, Oakland will bid farewell to Longitude (347 14th St.), a popular tiki bar known for its hand-crafted cocktails, thatched-roof hut and giraffe motifs.

General Manager Suzanne Long announced the closure on Facebook:

It is with profound sorrow that I have to announce that Longitude will be closing this Sunday, March 5th. Thank you to all of you who have walked through our doors in the last three years. It has been an amazing, glorious adventure and we couldn’t have done it without all of your love and support. 

Mahalo to you and Aloha, with so much love!… and from me, don’t worry. You haven’t seen the last of me yet.

Photo: Longitude/Facebook

Since opening in 2014, Longitude served as a virtual tropical getaway celebrating adventure and exploration. Long, a tropical drink expert who frequently staged rum education events, crafted the space with the help of Bamboo Ben, an expert on Tiki decor.

Decked out with lush greenery and art from around the world, Longitude attracted a loyal following thanks to its menu of creative cocktails, a collection of 500 premium spirits and a full menu that features entrees like crispy coconut shrimp and shepherd's pie.

For those who want to bid a proper farewell, Longitude will be open until 11pm on Sunday.