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

9.5

Overall

by 228 people

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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

Upcoming Visits

  • danbutt
    visiting on
    Monday, August 5, 2019
    for the first time
    Will probably get there close to opening at 6, as this'll be my first day in the States

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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
Bar
9.4
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.

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tikigeek
tikigeek has visited False Idol.
June 24, 2019, 11:19 AM
Love the vibe here. Our bartender, Aiden, was great.
June 11, 2019, 4:07 PM
This place is super cool....we loved it! Upon entering through the jungle covered doorway you are greeted with glowing red skulls in the walls as you make your way around to the bar. It's got that pirates of the caribbean ultra cool vibe and very authentic tiki drinks and music. It's a must see! I'd say they have some of the most delicious authentic drinks I've ever had. It's awesome! Oh and Olivia is the best!
Mahasamatman
Mahasamatman has visited False Idol.
May 7, 2019, 9:20 PM
False Idol is an absolutely beautiful place - literally every bit of wall and ceiling is decorated splendidly - and the drinks and staff are good. The biggest downside is that they apparently don’t have a reasonable restriction on how many people they let in the place. Patrons are packed in shoulder to shoulder and the ambient noise is overwhelming (you can barely hear the person sitting next to you). If that is your scene, then you will love this place. But if you want to enjoy any level of comfort or be able to hear the other people in your party without them yelling their throats raw, then beware.
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Upcoming Visits
danbutt
visiting on
Monday, August 5, 2019
for the first time
Will probably get there close to opening at 6, as this'll be my first day in the States
Regulars & Visitors
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