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.
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!
Had a sample of Foursquare Criterion & Chairman's Reserve rum here among other things, with Kelly "Hiphipahula" Reilly.
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.
Pineapple Skully Mug - Fifth Edition - Limited Artist Series - for The Grass Skirt
Pineapple Skully Mug - Fourth Edition - Midnight Gloss Black - for The Grass Skirt
Diver Mug - Open Edition - Golden Yellow - by Geeki Tikis - for The Grass Skirt
The Grass Skirt Gold Foil Glass
The Grass Skirt Hula Mug
The Grass Skirt Punch Bowl Blue
The Grass Skirt Tiki Mug
Pineapple Skully Mug - Second Edition - Black & Yellow - for The Grass Skirt
Pineapple Skully Mug - Third Edition - Gold - for The Grass Skirt
The Grass Skirt Coconut Mug
Pineapple Skully Mug - First Edition - Turquoise - for The Grass Skirt
The Grass Skirt Tiki Head Mug