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 132 people



Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 9.6
Drink Selection 9.7
Mood 9.6
Music 9.3
Service 9.7
Tikiness 9.7
Tilt 9.5
Vibe 9

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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.


Lknatcal has visited False Idol.
February 18, 2018, 6:43 PM
This bar is super tiki & I love that. The clientele isn’t.
Maddmax is a semi-regular at False Idol.
January 4, 2018, 9:30 PM
I was in town for a conference in mid-November and made plans to check this place out about a week in advance. This place is the bomb. The space is limited, but this plays out well given the careful management of capacity. Definitely plan to make reservations on peak nights to ensure you experience this venue.
The speakeasy approach is great: You have to know where to go so that helps to filter out casual bar hoppers and keeps numbers down so that your experience does not have delays due to overcrowding. The entry into the venue is like a guided tour to your evening's adventure.
I will refrain from telling much more except that the experience is great, the staff appears happy, the drinks well made and balanced, and the atmosphere is excellent. I was so impressed that I HAD to go back the following two nights.

If you are in San Diego for ANY reason, make plans to visit False Idol as your first step. You will not regret it.
Tiki_Palms has visited False Idol.
January 1, 2018, 6:31 PM
I’m in love with this place!!
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visiting on
Friday, February 23, 2018
for the first time
In town for a wedding, planning on coming in around 8pm.
visiting on
Sunday, February 25, 2018
for the first time
Sooo Excited!
visiting on
Monday, May 14, 2018
for the first time
Can't wait! :D
Regulars & Visitors
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  • Tiki Slinger
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  • Skycam
  • JungleBird
  • Kiwi Steve
  • The Jab
  • Aquatic Safarinaut
  • Tiki Thomas
  • Ambassador Jim
  • tikiglees
  • boha
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