False Idol

San Diego, CA
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675 W Beech St
San Diego, CA
Opened in September 2016
Daily 6pm-2am

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False Idol



by 109 people



Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 9.6
Drink Selection 9.8
Mood 9.6
Music 9.4
Service 9.7
Tikiness 9.7
Tilt 9.6
Vibe 9.1

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Humuhumu’s description

False Idol opened in early September 2016 in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood. It is owned jointly by Martin Cate of Smuggler's Cove
Smuggler's Cove
San Francisco, CA
and Consortium Holdings (owners of neighboring Craft & Commerce). The walls are covered with panels carved by legendary tiki artist Bosko. The ceiling is crusted with lit glass floats. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to a month in advance.


November 19, 2017, 7:55 PM
Wife and I in San Diego last week for a conference. Finally made it to False Idol on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Loved it so much we returned that Thursday. Got there both times just after 6PM and stayed til about 9PM. Definitely got busier, but never to the point that it was unpleasant. All I can say is WOW! There's a reason they rank so high on Critiki's Ten Best. Drinks were outstanding. Staff was outstanding; very attentive and friendly both seated and at the bar. Décor was outstanding. False Idol is a must stop!
Shop99er has visited False Idol.
November 8, 2017, 1:51 PM
Too small, very claustrophobic. feeling, and I'm not prone to claustrophobia.

The place was packed in wall-to-wall. There was barely room to move when you wanted to leave.
DocQuiri has visited False Idol.
November 4, 2017, 2:16 PM
I have had an absolutely great time at False Idol. The first time, I was a walk up and was able to snag a seat at the bar.

The bar staff are always pleasant and they sling some good drinks. When I bought a zombie glass, they made a cool little care package with swag for the box it went in.

If you're in San Diego, you definitely need to make a stop here.
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