San Diego Tiki Bar
Following a yearlong, multi-million dollar renovation of CH Projects’ Little Italy flagship, Craft & Commerce re-opens its doors as a new dual-concept venue with the addition of False Idol tiki bar. The remodel ushers in an exciting new era for this neighborhood trailblazer. Upon its debut in 2009, Craft & Commerce quickly set a tone for a now thriving culinary hub while garnering such accolades including Food & Wine‘s “Top 50 Bars in the Country” and “Best Bar Food in the US”, features in GQ, The Los Angeles Times, Imbibe, and was the recipient of the San Diego Architectural Foundation’s “Grand Orchid”—the highest honor of the annual Orchid & Onion design awards.
Building on CH’s repertoire of notable cocktail havens (Polite Provisions, Noble Experiment, El Dorado, Fairweather), the collective has partnered with today’s foremost authority in rum and the current tiki-cocktail movement, Martin Cate (Smugglers Cove, Whitechapel), to create False Idol’s elaborate menu. Abound with rare rums and tropical creations, the 36-count lineup speaks to Cate’s love affair with exotic cocktails and fulfills his longtime dream to open a tiki bar in one of the nation’s hot beds for Polynesian pop culture, San Diego.
CH PROJECTS LAUNCHES ‘FALSE IDOL’ IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEGENDARY TIKI ENTHUSIAST MARTIN CATE
Re-opening of Craft & Commerce introduces a dual-concept venue offering wood fired fare by Chef Ted Smith alongside False Idol’s exotic cocktails & rare rum