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 55 people



Everyone You
Decor 8.2
Drink Quality 8.2
Drink Selection 7.9
Food Quality 7.7
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 7.3
Music 6
Service 8.6
Tikiness 7.9
Tilt 7.7
Vibe 7.4

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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.


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.
DoktorTiki has visited The Grass Skirt.
July 6, 2017, 1:47 PM
Entered thru a "freezer" door off a small restaurant kitchen, the interior decor is a mod tiki vibe with lots of eye candy and interesting extras. The drink menu is big and the quality of the drinks is good. The service was nice and they have their own parking lot. The food is good but limited menu leaning to the spicy. What kills the place is the music. They had some classic rock, country western (all too loud) but nothing appropriate. This would be a great place for some modern surf rock, modern tiki jazz, the Blue Hawaiians would be perfect. As it was you could not tell if this was a regular bar that fell into a vat of tiki decor or a tiki bar struggling to get past a management that couldn't figure out what was wrong when everything should have been so right.
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