The Grass Skirt

San Diego, CA
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910 Grand Ave.
San Diego, CA
Opened in 2016
Daily 5pm-2am
(858) 412-5237

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The Grass Skirt



by 62 people



Everyone You
Decor 8.2
Drink Quality 8.1
Drink Selection 7.8
Food Quality 7.7
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 7.2
Music 5.9
Service 8.5
Tikiness 7.8
Tilt 7.6
Vibe 7.3

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Humuhumu’s description

The Grass Skirt opened in November 2016, in San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood. It is owned by the SDCM restaurant group. This speakeasy-style tiki bar is hidden behind a poke restaurant, Good Time Poke. There is a full menu of tropical cocktails, mostly their own creations, and a menu of seafood-centered dishes. Carved posts by local tiki legend Tiki Bosko support thatch over booths wrapping around a central fire pit, and backed by a grand mural of Diamond Head with a hula dancer. The bar is backed with orange tile and lava rock, and fronted by bamboo, lauhala and tapa cloth. One booth sits inside the mouth of a huge tiki head.


Kuai Craig
Kuai Craig has visited The Grass Skirt.
October 22, 2017, 9:59 PM
The Grass Skirt is the 35th Tiki Bar that I have visited on my quest to visit them all and I have to say that my experience there was in the bottom five.
So, we pulled up and got out of the car, the exterior is cool and Tikiesque, until you get out of your car and hear 1970s Disco at 130 decibels. Then you go next door to go through the "refrigerator" of a Noodle food storefront - BUT WE JUST SAW THE BAR ON THE CORNER WITH THE BIG SIGN!
The speakeasy thing is cool, when you have to kind of be an insider to know where the place is, not when ABBA is blasting from your obviously "tiki bar" complete with a big sign that says "THE GRASS SKIRT." So - LAME!
Then our group of eight got our seats. The waitress was sweet, but the disco was so freaken loud, we couldn't enjoy the experience. Then the Disco shifted into Rap Complete with Mother F'n this and Mother F'n that.
We left after one marginal drink each.
I am not likely to return to this vomitous abomination of a "tiki bar."
I will say that the decor was pretty cool, but that's about it. Cool Hula Girl lamps and some nice touches, but - NOPE!
kilaueakyd has visited The Grass Skirt.
September 24, 2017, 11:01 AM
Need Bartenders and Manager that care about guests. We were at Bar and had to ask for everything. Food was OK. Small portions and the shrimp in the noodles were terrible. Did not do a good painkiller at all. Need to measure ingredients and get some recipes for the classics. The hostess was very nice and helpful.
tikiglees is a semi-regular at The Grass Skirt.
July 22, 2017, 8:19 AM
7 months in and GS keeps getting better... Menu continues to be worked with new drinks and the food items are tip top. Music is good mostly and they are always willing to change it up on request. Bartenders are super engaging and fully into it. I dig this spot as its done in its own way, its not copying any place else that I can see, it has a bit more color, but def with an artist's eye. oh yeah... and good times.
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