The Grass Skirt - San Diego

San Diego, California, United States

The Grass Skirt opened November 7th, 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.

Bar & Restaurant
San Diego, California, United States
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  1. The Splash-Down - 5 Aug 2023

    This is a popular bar. I was lucky I made a reservation as there was big crowds waiting outside the random ice cream shop that serves as the front door for the 2 speakeasies in this building (I also got to walk thru Captains Quarters on my way out).

    I enjoyed my evening. Probably didn’t choose the best drinks but the food was good and Tiki Tony was the music act (I think as Tikitronic) which was pretty cool.

    It seems bizarre to say but I love their hula logo and I rate their swizzles and some of the best in the game!

  2. Trader Tom - 24 Aug 2018

    Had a sample of Foursquare Criterion & Chairman's Reserve rum here among other things, with Kelly "Hiphipahula" Reilly.

  3. BrokenBoatAnchor - Unknown

    Not the best, but serviceable. Drinks are good, haven't had the food. If in PB worth a stop, but be prepared for a wait, the bigger the party...the longer the wait.

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