The Trident

Dock of the Bay

A Sausalito Legend Returns

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In the 1960s and ’70s, the Trident was a waterfront rock-and-roll oasis frequented by luminaries like Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and Clint Eastwood (before he started conversing with empty chairs). Today, after a brief hiatus as Horizons, it’s back, renamed The Trident and now open in Sausalito.

Below, a brief comparison of then and now:

Then: Your busboy: Robin Williams, pre–Mork & Mindy.
Now: Your neighbor during lunch: Robin Williams, post–Happy Feet Two.

Then: Rock-star regulars, like the aforementioned Ms. Joplin.
Now: You can channel Janis’s spirit by sitting at her table, number 83, right on the bay, overlooking the city. (Your date will be impressed.)

Then: The setting for a scene in Woody Allen’s Play It Again, Sam.
Now: Much of that era’s decor has been refined. But the original psychedelic, sun-and-Cyclops ceiling is still there. (You’re on your own for a Diane Keaton type.)

Then: A focus on music, thanks to the owners (from the original Kingston Trio band).
Now: A focus on Irish coffee—and rumors of Humphry Slocombe Irish coffee ice cream—thanks to new owners from the legendary Buena Vista Café.

Then: “The girls,” aka young, bra-optional, free-spirited waitresses in flimsy shirts.
Now: Waitresses in standard waitress attire. Hey, it was fun while it lasted...


The Trident
558 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA, 94965


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