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Humboldt Bay Social Club

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Last Updated on October 10, 2023 by Leah Hall

Humboldt Bay Social Club is located in Samoa, California. This unique experience is a combo of cocktail bar, hotel suites, bathhouse, vacation rental and restaurant in Humboldt County. Join us as we explore this unique must stop location!


On our recent trip to Northern California, we got to visit Humboldt Bay Social Club. Humboldt Bay Social Club is located just west of Eureka, California in Samoa. It is located on Samoa Field Airport, next to the Samoa Drag Strip, at the end of the Samoa Peninsula. The Samoa Field Airport was an historic World War II airfield and blimp base.

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Outside of Humboldt Bay Social Club Hangar with outside lights and a big 6 painted on the side of the building

The Humboldt Bay Social Club offers unique and cozy hotel rooms and rental homes at Oyster Beach and Samoa Field, as well as a fun Lobby Bar. The bar is open to the public every day after 4 p.m. They sell Humboldt Bay raw oysters by the bucket, picnic meals, grilling supplies, charcoal, and beer and wine by the bucket, all to enjoy on the patio.

Patio at Humboldt Bay Social Club

Guests are welcome to use the picnic area to grill their own oysters, play cornhole, or just relax while sipping and enjoying the view of the dunes and drag strip.  The Lobby Bar also serves some cocktails, along with some other food offerings.

Outside patio at Humboldt Bay Social Club, looking towards their restaurant, Jetty

Humboldt Bay Social Club History

Started by Amy Cirincione O’Connor and her husband Jon O’Connor, they have created a unique location. Opened in May 2017, this event space gives a great option for visitors and locals to have great food, drink and a fun place to relax and play.

Humboldt Bay Social Club, white building near the beach, where the Lobby Bar is located

Being a Social Club, they love when guests interact with locals to get recommendations for places to visit or go to, or just hanging out with dogs and kids.


Humboldt Bay Social Club has unique lodging, dining and event spaces that show off Humboldt county’s most unique resources: redwoods, beaches and cannabis farms.

Wooden adirondak chairs at Humboldt Bay Social Club

The Clubs’ Oyster Beach is one of the most dog-friendly beaches in Northern California. As is the Social Club. The hanger (where we had our drinks) is a delightful indoor and outdoor bar and event space. This was a great place on the chilly but sunny day sitting by the fire inside away from the wind.


The O’Connors have said their vision was to be “Like your backyard but better,” and “a super chill place where you can hang out with your friends, with somebody else making the drinks and cleaning up for you afterward.”

Outside of white building at Humboldt Bay Social Club

Lobby Bar at Humboldt Bay Social Club

The Lobby Bar sells Humboldt Bay oysters by the bucket, as well as picnic meals, charcoal and grilling supplies. They also offer beer, wine, cider and cocktails. As we said above, guests are welcome to use the outdoor picnic area to grill their own oysters, play cornhole, or relax in Adirondack chairs around the fire pits. The Lobby Bar has simple cocktails made with local spirits, and aren’t fancy, but they are tasty, and some are even warm.

Menu at Humboldt Bay Social Club

I saw it described on another site about Humboldt Bay Social Club that entering the guest hangout feels like stepping into a Wes Anderson movie—whimsical, elegant and fun. This is super accurate.

Inside of Humboldt Bay Social Club hangar, white painted walls, tables and bar stools

The stylish Lobby Bar is in the same building as 4 comfortable suites. Guests can order cocktails made with seasonal ingredients and spirits from nearby distilleries like Humboldt Distillery. There are also craft beers and ciders available on tap or in a can, as well as wine by the glass or bottle. There are also non alcoholic sips like juices, sodas and kombucha. As well as hot drinks like coffee, hot chocolate, cider and tea.

Bar inside hangar at Humboldt Bay Social Club, bar stools and wooden bar, with a wood backbar

A corner of the Lobby Bar has souvenirs and supplies for guests or visitors. Jay got a great t-shirt there with their plane logo.

Inside of Humboldt Bay Social Club, people at the bar, and corner has souveniers


Inside of Humboldt Bay Social Club Hanger with fire pit and leather butterfly chairs

Lobby Bar Menu

The menu is a do-it-yourself adventure: briny Bucksport oysters pulled fresh from the bay that guests can shuck and grill outside, as well as local charcuterie, cured salmon, hamburgers or hotdogs and a s’mores kit with skewers.

Inside of Humboldt Bay Social Club, wooden floors, vintage sofa and chairs, vintage decor

If you aren’t brave enough to shuck your oysters yourself, they owners also have Humboldt Bay Provisions located in Old Town Eureka, and they will shuck them for you. Then, you can can eat them raw or broiled, and they come with a choice of sauces that includes a BBQ, Garlic Butter or salsa. The expansive outdoor area has multiple fire pits and barbecue grills, as well as picnic tables and chairs. 25 fresh oysters are $25, quite a bargain, we will have to make sure we try this out next trip!

Outside of Humboldt Bay Social Club, oyster shells on grass

The picnic baskets and grill kits come with combos of things like the salmon basket with a smoked salmon filet, cheese, crackers and house made pickles. Or, the burger grill kit with beef or veggie burgers, brioche buns, cheese, lettuce, pickles, onions, tomato and house sauces. These come in options to feed 4, 6, or 8.

Inside of Humboldt Bay Social Club Lobby Bar, vintage tables and chairs, stove

They also sell oyster knives, cheese knives, charcoal, wine openers and more sides to boost your picnic experience.

cocktail in blue plastic cup in the Lobby Bar at Humboldt Bay Social Club

The Lobby bar is open Monday-Thursday 4-9, Friday 4-10, and Saturday/Sunday 2-10 p.m. They ask that you keep your group to less than 8 if gathered inside the Lobby Bar, Hangar or Clubhouse. Groups larger than 8 can enjoy the bigger outdoor picnic tables and fire pits. No outside food is allowed.

Inside of Humboldt Bay Social Club, leather couch, vintage deocr and pieces


Cocktail in plastic blue cup at Humboldt Bay Social Club

Jetty at Humboldt Bay Social Club

Inside the Clubhouse at the Social Club, is Jetty. Jetty offers a take on food truck food without the truck. The coastal comfort food menu consists of paninis, bowls, and salads. They also offer local wine, beer and spirits.

A trailer sits in one corner, which has been converted into a pour over coffee bar. A canoe chandelier hangs upside down from a rafter. Guests can relax on the midcentury modern inspired furniture, and if needed, warm up under the plaid blankets.

Humboldt Bay Social Club Clubhouse with MCM pieces and plaid pillows and quilts

Photo Credit: Airbnb

The Lobby Bar and Jetty restaurant are dog friendly and kid friendly. Jetty is open Monday-Friday 4-8 and Saturday/Sunday 2-8 p.m.

Grove of trees, sign on tree for directions

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Cabins at Humboldt Bay Social Club

There are five cabins on the 22 acre Oyster Beach surrounded by fragrant eucalyptus trees, and they are former ranch buildings. The main house, fishing shack, servant quarters, goat shed and more have been renovated with a dash of industrial seafaring whimsy. This includes using salvaged redwood, stainless steel, rope, canvas, hide rugs, and nautical design elements.

Inside of wooden cabin at Humboldt Bay Social Club, white curtains and bedcovering

Photo Credit: Humboldt Bay Social Club

The owners tried to use all parts of the land to incorporate privacy as stand alone cabins are scattered through the property. The cabins are simple and well thought out, stocked with blankets, cooler and beach chairs.


Feel free to soak in the outdoor bathhouse, where two romantic clawfoot tubs sit side by side under eucalyptus trees and mosquito nets. The tubs are open to all guests, and are inside four wine barrel walls with wooden doors. This is located in a former carriage house.

2 clawfoot tubs in wooden building

Photo Credit: Humboldt Bay Social Club

Oyster Beach cabin rates start at $195.



On Samoa Field, the former officer quarters for the World War II blimp air base are now four comfortable suites. These suites are furnished with vintage pieces that were found in the area. The Lobby Bar is attached to these suites, too.

Wing from airplane on the wall at Humboldt Bay Social Club

Each suite offers a complimentary selection of local chocolates, caramels, nougat and beer, with some vodka and whiskey: a few ounces in reusable bottles. These suites are in the building that are restored officers’ quarters. Every room and bathroom layout is different.


This rustic-chic boutique hotel is decorated with antiques, vintage pieces and mid century modern touches, all with bright pops of color and decor. The hotel suites are designed to be welcoming low key retreats from everyday life. The grounds, bathhouse and beach are open to overnight guests throughout their stay.

Clawfoot tub in bathroom at Humboldt Bay Social Club, plants on wooden grid shelf

Photo Credit: Airbnb

It is family friendly, as well as dog friendly, so let your doggo roam the 22 acres of dunes. The sit is also cannabis friendly. There is also a shed/spa space where full body massages are available.


Samoa Field rates start at $150.

inside of Humboldt Bay Social Club Hangar

Event Space

So, not only does Humboldt Bay Social Club offer a boutique hotel with a Lobby Bar, restaurant, vacation cabins, an outdoor picnic area and grilling area, it has the feel of Humboldt Bay’s Backyard. The Hangar Clubhouse and Lobby Bar can be rented for weddings and private events. I can just imagine a wedding party using this whole lovely property.

Outisde of white building with lit lightbulbs at night

Photo Credit: Airbnb

After a day of adventure on the North Coast, Humboldt Bay Social Club was the perfect spot, where we settled in by the fire pit, sipping drinks. I can just imagine roasting marshmallows under the stars here. Next time for sure!

Inside of Humboldt Bay Social Club Hangar, fun modern chairs and tables

The O’Connors also own Papa Barkley Social, Scotia Lodge, and Our Social Nature.

Woman in gray jacket and jeans holding beer bottle at Humboldt Bay Social Club Hangar

Humboldt Bay Social Club is located at 900 New Navy Base Road, Samoa, CA. The Oyster Beach Cabins are across the road. If you would like to stay – check out the rates and rooms!




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