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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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Hidden tiki bar but worth a visit

A hidden tiki bar, there’s no sign out front on inside, look for the second hostess station. Just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
joe z
Florham Park, New Jersey
Fantastic time at False Idol

FI pulls out all the stops. From the minute you walk in to the hidden speakeasy in the back of the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A hidden tiki bar, there’s no sign out front on inside, look for the second hostess station. Just use the address. Parking in the area is hard to find. The bar was great, drinks excellent. The mixologist adjusted flavor accordingly. Good vibe. Preferred the bar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joe z
Reviewed 11 October 2018

FI pulls out all the stops. From the minute you walk in to the hidden speakeasy in the back of the small local eatery, you are immersed in authentic Tiki surroundings. Every inch of the walls and ceilings is covered with eye catching decor. Of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hockeygod
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TurboXenu
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
3  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

Date of experience: January 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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20 June 2018|
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Response from svictory19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they only serve alcohol (no food). Cheers!