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

7.7

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Decor 8.3
Drink Quality 8.5
Drink Selection 8.1
Food Quality 7.3
Food Selection 7.1
Mood 7.1
Music 4.9
Service 9.4
Tikiness 8
Tilt 7.9
Vibe 7.7

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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.

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The Grass Skirt is in the Pacific Beach neighborhood, on Grand Ave at Bayard St., inside Good Time Poke, just a few blocks from the beach.

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Robot Tiki
visiting on
Sunday, August 13, 2017
for the first time
Hummmmm... maybe we'll visit Saturday if we need to step out from Tiki Oasis for a bit.
IITYWYBMAD
visiting on
Friday, November 3, 2017
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DrUmiUmi
DrUmiUmi has visited The Grass Skirt.
April 27, 2017, 12:20 PM
The Grass Skirt has found a special identity that neither clumsily copies and pastes the saturated decorative style of False Idol nor does it slap on a thin veneer of Tiki like the Cat Eye Club. Instead, this new PB Bar has found its own vibe, and while it does emulate some shtick like the walk through refrigerator - speak easy style - as well as atmospheric effects reminiscent of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, it has some tiki elements of its own to claim. For example, the color changing neon is tastefully and reservedly used, often perched behind unique decorative ideas like the bronze pineapple skulls. The midcentury fireplace in the middle is a gorgeous centerpiece, but contrasts a little with the oversized Tiki heads both near the entrance (it's maw accommodating a room-facing table) and out on the balcony. I have a special love for the lava-rock backdrop at the bar, which reminds me of an older school approach to decorating Tiki bars, though it is somewhat of a mixed bag after that. The water vapor lava effect is nice, warm and soothing, but I have mixed feelings about letting a television into a tiki space, even if it is veiled and obscured by large tiki heads.

Service and drinks are both good. Our bartender was a real mensch, making sure we always had something to sip on, and answering my barrage of questions throughout the evening. And the drinks were delicious, and never too sweet. More affordable than False Idol, this is an awesome alternative, especially if you want to avoid the hassle of parking downtown and wading through the trendier crowds choking the refrigerator door at FI.
DebbieW
DebbieW has visited The Grass Skirt.
April 22, 2017, 9:44 AM
The Grass Skirt is well lit so you can actually see the decorations. Their seating is such that you feel very comfortable and not crammed in. It's quiet enough that it's possible to enjoy a conversation with your entire table without yelling or straining to hear. For the less hipster and more into lounging this is the place to go.
tikiglees
tikiglees is a semi-regular at The Grass Skirt.
December 10, 2016, 4:34 AM
Great new tiki bar that fits Pacific Beach. PB is full of bars, lots of them, and they can be crowded and loud at times. Grass Skirt is very cool, has its own individuality and having spent my time as a PB local I felt it really fit in well with the vibe awhile bringing something fresh and new. Bartender was super cool and drinks were well made. The place is fun, well done and we'll be back,
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