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

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by 231 people

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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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Utiki
Utiki has visited False Idol.
July 15, 2019, 9:43 PM
Made a reservation for two about two weeks in advance for our vacation to San Diego for a Monday night. Table is ready early, decorations are awesome, drinks are great, there is some sort of light/thunderstorm show that is a lot of fun, bar is crowded and loud. In total we ordered 5 drinks plus a mug and a glass to take home in an hour between two people. I think the tab was about $100. Our waiter told us we needed to give up our table for another reservation. Exactly how much money per hour do you need to spend in this place to keep your table? When the waiter dropped off the fifth drink and told us we had to give up our table we just left it untouched, I lost my appetite to be there and immediately felt unwelcome. A separate waitress noticed the untouched cocktail and sent a manager over to explain it was some sort of mistake. The manager comped our drinks, but by that time I felt so unwelcome I didn’t want to be there. We left the drink untouched and the glass and mug on the table. I don’t want to be reminded of any part of the way we were treated at this bar. If the waiter hadn’t tried to run us off for not spending enough money it would have been a great night. As it is, I wouldn’t recommend this bar to anyone. The bar uses Open Table for reservations. If there is a one hour maximum it should be clearly stated when making the reservation. If there is a minimum bar tab for an hour, that should be clearly stated.
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!
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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
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