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San Diego speakeasy named among Food Network's Best Tiki Bars in America

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Posted at 3:41 PM, Apr 16, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — One of America's best tiki bars is right here in San Diego, but you'll have to find it to enjoy one of their vibrant drinks.

San Diego's False Idol, a hidden tiki bar inside Little Italy's Craft & Commerce, was named to Food Network's list of Best Tiki Bars in America.

The speakeasy sports an array of tiki drinks from a traditional Mai Tai to concoctions dubbed Panther's Fang, Doctor Funk, and Hanalei Nights — nearly 40 cocktails in all featuring hundreds of different rums.

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Food Network heralds the expertise of Martin Cate, and the design of artists Bosko Hrnjak and Ignacio “Notch” Gonzalez as high points that transport guests from the secret entrance inside Craft & Commerce into a tropical paradise.

If you've never been to the hideaway, CH Projects describes the oasis as an immersive environment complete with an indoor waterfall and flaming volcano, paying tribute to Polynesian elements and the, “'false idols' of mid-century American worship."

False Idol is reservation based so you'll have to plan ahead of time.