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False Idol

Closed Now: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Open today: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Great Tiki Experience

Like a speakeasy, you cannot see this bar from the street, you have to be escorted in. The space... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Portland, Oregon

We love Tiki bars. The drinks were great, yet an hour wait was a bit much, and it is very cramped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Monica, California
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  • Average4%
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  • Terrible4%
5 days ago
“Great Tiki Experience”
2 weeks ago
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Hours Today: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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675 W Beech St, San Diego, CA 92101-2569
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Like a speakeasy, you cannot see this bar from the street, you have to be escorted in. The space isn't really huge inside, and the bar can be pretty tight. If you are asked to wait, it's because the space is already at capacity. We...More

Thank TurboXenu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Tiki bars. The drinks were great, yet an hour wait was a bit much, and it is very cramped with people and very little to no air conditioning I could tell at end of August..... not cool pardon the pun. If we had...More

Thank Santamonica2574
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

At first, we weren’t sure we were at the right place. The False Idol is a bar inside the Craft and Commerce restaurant (there is no specific sign for “The False Idol” outside). If possible, book a reservation for the False Idol - it’s a...More

Thank UltimateHaunt
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I've been wanting to learn more about rum and have looked in to many rum classes. False Idol has a self paced rum club and it far exceeded any classes that I've seen. They also have great drinks and the bartenders are extremely knowledgeable about...More

1  Thank svictory19
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Don’t waste your time with this elitist place. There are so many other cool places in Little Italy and downtown. Note to management, you don’t need to give the impression that you’re jam packed with an hour wait when there’s clearly no line. Here’s a...More

2  Thank asc-sandiego
Reviewed 4 February 2018

I have been on a tiki bar stint for awhile now, so every city I go to I look them up, so I found this one in little Italy in san diego, its hard to find, if you type in the address it takes you...More

Thank babya71
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This place is hidden in the back of another restaurant and you must make reservations to get a seat! The atmosphere is heavily Tiki with blowfish lamps and tiki style decorations lining the walls. Drinks were spirit forward with likes of the old Trader Vics!...More

Thank TikiTravels
Reviewed 11 December 2017

The atmosphere was spot-on tiki, the menu was huge and all the drinks were quite strong (plus there's an extra-strong menu)! Service was spectacular, our waitress was bursting with recommendations and knowledge of the menu. Seriously would recommend this to any tiki fans!! Definitely make...More

1  Thank KellyMcG86
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We took a weekend Tiki trip mainly to check this place out, and it was totally worth it. You must have a reservation (and we had some problems making an adjustment but it wound up being no problem when we were there) as it's not...More

1  Thank Shrubbo
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

False Idol is a hidden gem in SD for rum lovers. This was also a unique find for us, considering we like places off the beaten path. False Idol is in a back room of the Craft & Commerce bar, also unique. It opens at...More

Thank BAHuston3
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Peter K
20 June 2018|
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Response from svictory19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they only serve alcohol (no food). Cheers!