All roads lead to the Elephant Bar

Those who have visited Elephant Bar in Burlingame, Emeryville, Fremont or its 36 other locations might love its food and atmosphere, or consider the place a further step in the decline of civilization. Either way, the 40th version of the Pan-Pacific Rim-themed establishment is opening near Southland Mall a few days after New Year’s.


That’s right, “everything under the sun” now includes an Elephant Bar. The design of the new restaurant is going to be a “prototype,” company representatives say, but the Orange County-based entrepreneurs won’t elaborate on what sort of prototypical features the new Hayward restaurant will have.

Which leaves us in some suspense! Are they just tweaking the standard angle of the bar? Moving the frond-like ceiling fans? Or, in the future, will all Elephant Bar employees be required to dress up like mahi-mahis? I guess we’ll find out in January.

  • Mike

    This is great news. Elephant Bar is a big step up from the typical restaurant/bar chain.

  • Jeff

    Excellent news, it is nice to have an establishment like Elephant Bar instead of the all you can eat buffet.

  • janis jackson

    The elephant bar in cupertino has a bad habit of getting orders wrong and then ignoring customer complaints. I have sent 2 complaint comments through the E.B. website with no return contact as promised. They have gotten my order wrong twice!!