Puka Bar

★★★★☆
  • 710 W Willow St

    Long Beach, CA 90806

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  • 562-997-6896

About Puka Bar

Hours
Mon.-Sun.: 4 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Arts & Entertainment

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This is a fun tiki bar in Long Beach. They have live djs on Friday nights and karaoke either Weds or Thurs. Drinks are okay, on the light side, but I like the tiki theme.

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This is a fun tiki bar in Long Beach. They have live djs on Friday nights and karaoke either Weds or Thurs. Drinks are okay, on the light side, but I like the tiki theme.

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Wish Willow street corridor could be all like Puka Bar. We could sure use a "Vons The Market" on this street. A cool bakery/coffee house-sushi bar-book store. Who wants to start a neighborhood committee to get this started?

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Wish Willow street corridor could be all like Puka Bar. We could sure use a "Vons The Market" on this street. A cool bakery/coffee house-sushi bar-book store. Who wants to start a neighborhood committee to get this started?

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no food here but the music and atmosphere are good. right off the freeway, a few minutes from downtown also parking is easy in this area because there arent many other places open after 5pm in this commercial district. The motif is Tiki Bar and the music and bands vary. it is a very friendly place.

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no food here but the music and atmosphere are good. right off the freeway, a few minutes from downtown also parking is easy in this area because there arent many other places open after 5pm in this commercial district. The motif is Tiki Bar and the music and bands vary. it is a very friendly place.

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OK, you decide to venture to Long Beach, and you want to get off of the beaten track. Well, this is the place to go! The Puka Bar is located on Willow, just off of the 710 Fwy. When you enter, it is like you step back into the 50s. There are tons of rockabilly types and hipsters that hang out here. The decor is "Hip Hawaiian". They have a drink menu that is out of this world. I recommend the Mai Tai. Then, they had a DJ spinning some old 60s and 70s R&B and Rock. It was awesome. Beautiful people everywhere. Give this place a try,... you won't be disappointed!!

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★★★★☆

OK, you decide to venture to Long Beach, and you want to get off of the beaten track. Well, this is the place to go! The Puka Bar is located on Willow, just off of the 710 Fwy. When you enter, it is like you step back into the 50s. There are tons of rockabilly types and hipsters that hang out here. The decor is "Hip Hawaiian". They have a drink menu that is out of this world. I recommend the Mai Tai. Then, they had a DJ spinning some old 60s and 70s R&B and Rock. It was awesome. Beautiful people everywhere. Give this place a try,... you won't be disappointed!!

Pros: Stong Drinks and Great Ambiance

Cons: The other bars on Willow aren't all that nice (no bar hopping)

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I don't normally write these reviews, but after having the time of my life at Puka bar last night, I felt compelled to tell the world about it. This place is hands down one of the coolest little finds in the L.B.C.! A friend of mine had heard about it, and suggested we check it out last night for some evening libations. I had somewhat of a stressful week, and wasn't really expecting much more than a simple little bar with some so-so cocktails...I couldn't have been more wrong. First of all it's on Willow in an area you wouldn't really expect to see a fab place like this...but it works. There's plenty of parking, friendly, cool people and no attitudes, also big plus....the drinks are out of this world!!! As soon as I walked in this place, I was transported to some far off off vacation spot. This is a true Tiki bar with so much attention to detail. Everything from the lit blowfish hanging above you, to the handcrafted Tiki bar, to the bamboo and art on the walls. Byron is definitely a mixmaster/bartender/sensei. He knows the craft, and he takes care of his customers. There are a lot of specialty rum cocktails on the menu....obviously it's a Tiki bar. I'm a vodka drinker for the most part, so I asked Byron to hook me up with a vodka concoction. He made me this Pear martini that knocked my socks off. Happy hour everyday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a fantastic specialty drink list and plenty of great booze. The drinks are reasonably priced, but boy do they pack a wallop! Jukebox with a cool and eclectic selection of everything from Johnny Cash to the Velvet Underground. DJ's everynight starting at 9:30 or so. Check this place out, you will not be disappointed!

2
★★★★★

I don't normally write these reviews, but after having the time of my life at Puka bar last night, I felt compelled to tell the world about it. This place is hands down one of the coolest little finds in the L.B.C.! A friend of mine had heard about it, and suggested we check it out last night for some evening libations. I had somewhat of a stressful week, and wasn't really expecting much more than a simple little bar with some so-so cocktails...I couldn't have been more wrong. First of all it's on Willow in an area you wouldn't really expect to see a fab place like this...but it works. There's plenty of parking, friendly, cool people and no attitudes, also big plus....the drinks are out of this world!!! As soon as I walked in this place, I was transported to some far off off vacation spot. This is a true Tiki bar with so much attention to detail. Everything from the lit blowfish hanging above you, to the handcrafted Tiki bar, to the bamboo and art on the walls. Byron is definitely a mixmaster/bartender/sensei. He knows the craft, and he takes care of his customers. There are a lot of specialty rum cocktails on the menu....obviously it's a Tiki bar. I'm a vodka drinker for the most part, so I asked Byron to hook me up with a vodka concoction. He made me this Pear martini that knocked my socks off. Happy hour everyday from 4 to 8 p.m. with a fantastic specialty drink list and plenty of great booze. The drinks are reasonably priced, but boy do they pack a wallop! Jukebox with a cool and eclectic selection of everything from Johnny Cash to the Velvet Underground. DJ's everynight starting at 9:30 or so. Check this place out, you will not be disappointed!

Pros: Cool ambience, awesome inexpensive drinks, friendly, chill crowd

Cons: none

 

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