24 Days ’til Tiki – Bradley’s 5 & 10, Horton Plaza

Bradleys 5 & 10 Pizza, Horton Plaza, San Diego, 1957

24 | Bradley’s 5 & 10, Horton Plaza


A 1957 photo of Horton Plaza taken from the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. Seen on the south side are the Cabrillo and Plaza theatres, Barbara Worth Hotel and Bradley’s Pizza. Behind, can be seen the dome of the Balboa Theatre, and Navy ships in the bay. Billboards advertise Old Crow bourbon and Wilbur Clark’s Desert Inn, (Clark was proprietor of the South Seas).

Bradley’s Pizza was known as Bradley’s Five and Dime from 1938, and sported the festive Puka-Puka Rum Bar on its mezzanine level. They served 150 brands of imported rum and made more than few exotic tiki cocktails in their day…




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