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False Idol, San Diego

4.5
Nightlife · Bar / Club
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  • Not a real Tiki Bar - way too loud and over the top - but the place is a hoot. Singapore Sling wasn't anything like what they serve at the Raffles in Singapore. But then, authenticity is not the...  more »
  • The atmosphere, music, and ambiance all work together to give you a solid Tiki bar feeling. The entrance is through a cool tunnel as if you are exploring some hidden cave. The drinks were tasty and...  more »
  • False Idol is a Tiki Bar tucked away in back of Craft and Commerce in Little Italy, San Diego. It looks like something out of an amusement park with its lighting and decor. The bartenders are really.....  more »
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  • Went here off of a recommendation. Was so good, I came back the next night. The atmosphere is fantastic, loving the low lights. The bartenders know their tiki knowledge and the drinks are top notch. They even open up with a happy hour from 6-7 so arrive at opening.
  • Totally a good time! Low lights and funky with Tiki God vibe. That plus a friendly staff and really yum drink-a-links make for a great spot! Oh yeah.... when the lights go down and the lightning strikes, look for whoever is drinking the fiery drinks.... And don't be startled by the loud a$$ thunder! Have a blast!!!
  • This place is so fun! A must see I'd you're in San Diego. The cocktails are great and its everything you want from a speakeasy and tiki bar. Would recommend it!!! You'll have a great time.
  • Truly an amazing place. Phenomenal atmosphere, and strong drinks. It's not cheap, but when two drinks can put you under the table, it's kind of worth it. Be ready for the lightning and thunder. Also, it's a damn busy place in high demand. Reservations a couple days ahead of time will help if you want to sit.
  • Awesome place to drink. My partner and I had four days in SF and were staying in the Castro. We were on vacation from the UK and on a road trip around CA. On our last day (tue 23/09/14) in SF we decided to do a pub crawl round the Castro. It was early afternoon and we wondered passed this modest looking bar and went in for a quick beer. We got chatting to the manager Carl and a local lady who were two of the friendliest people we met on our vacation. They gave us a good education about the local area and before we knew it we had sank about 6 beers each! The bar got busy at about 4pm and all the other locals were equally as lovely. Beer was very cheap (but I understand most places are on Tuesdays in the Castro) and Carl threw in some free shots.

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