Forbidden Cove

7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92111
$ No Food Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

Escape to the Forbidden Cove, a hidden Tiki bar located behind a secret wall inside Kilowatt Brewing Kearny Mesa where our exotic Tiki inspired craft cocktails and small batch, onsite brewed craft beers await you!

Enjoy the company of your group, along with a kaleidoscope of tropical decor and lighting, exotic and rare craft cocktails, and house made craft beer. We are currently open on Thursdays 5pm to 11pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm - 12am.  Our last seating Thursday is 9:45 and 10:45pm on Friday & Saturday. With the exception of the last seating, we book reserved seating for 90 minute increments.   If you are more than 10 minutes late for your reservation, your seats will be allocated to customers on the wait list. Must be 21 or older. No pets allowed. Please check-in at the bar inside Kilowatt Brewing to begin your journey into the Forbidden Cove!

Reservations not available? Don't worry, we always set aside space to accommodate walk-ins.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We book reservations in 90 minute increments. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your reservation, your seats will be allocated to customers on the wait list.

Business Info

  • Address: 7576 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego CA 92111
  • Cross Street: Convoy
  • Location: Mission Valley & Clairemont | Kearny Mesa
  • Cuisine: No Food |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Bar/Lounge
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (858) 715-3998
  • Features: Lounge / Bar,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Black Light Tiki Lounge
Tuesday
Closed - Black Light Tiki Lounge
Wednesday
Closed - Black Light Tiki Lounge
Thursday
Tiki Lounge 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tiki Bar or Bench Seating 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday
Tiki Lounge 5 p.m. - midnight
Standing Room Only 5 p.m. - midnight
Tiki Bar or Bench Seating 5 p.m. - midnight
Saturday
Tiki Lounge 5 p.m. - midnight
Standing Room Only 5 p.m. - midnight
Tiki Bar or Bench Seating 5 p.m. - midnight
Sunday
Closed - Black Light Tiki Lounge
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 193 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 02, 2022
Patricia J.
Now that they have their liquor license the cocktails were excellent! The bartender was very helpful in making a choice. And the decor is fabulous! No food though.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 18, 2022
Rebekah H.
Pain killer was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 26, 2022
Jess R.
This was such a cool fucking place. Definitely worth coming back too. The drinks were superb and the staff is amazing. Not to mention how amazing the decor and the feel of the tiki room is

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 12, 2022
Aida M.
Really fun place. Good selections of drinks, the ambience was very tropical. I look forward to coming back to Forbidden Cove soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 03, 2022
Jodi M.
The Forbidden Cove is a nice quiet spot for drinks. A score of 0/10 for food was scored because food is not offered.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 21, 2021
Jason L.
Great little bar... Service, ambiance, and drinks were awesome. Glad we made the visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 09, 2021
Michelle T.
Very unique and exciting experience. Customer service was appreciated. Fun times!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2021
Carlos S.
JUST FUCKING AWESOME

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2021
Dave D.
Great time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2021
Patricia J.
Apparently they have a food truck sometimes but not the night we went. That would have been great! The drinks are bit different, not rum based so slightly different tasting. Plenty of beers to choose from though. And the ambience was amazing. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2021
Taliyah F.
Such a great find. Really fun experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2021
Dennis K.
Drinks were great, server was very nice. Food service was slow but I assume this was due to COVID-19 restrictions. Overall great fun experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Beverly K.
Loved it - so much fun!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 15, 2022
Cassandra O.
There's no food! Great place to have some blue drinks and a chat with a friend.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2021
Domi P.
We loved every part of the experience! Our group of 6 didn't completely love our drinks though; perhaps it was the special alcohol you used?

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 13, 2021
Brandi P.
Great vibe and so much fun! Mixed drinks were ok but the beer was really really good!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Mar 12, 2022
Sam H.
Cool little spot. Solid drinks with great bartender recommendations. Price could come down a buck or two. We didn't have food, so put five rating as couldn't judge good or bad. Hope the karaoke rooms open as that would be fun, too!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2021
John L.
We didn’t have any food. I wish you had true drinks with alcohol. I hope you’re trying to get a liquor license, that would make us come back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Mehran S.
It's realy a hidden cove. Loved the ambience, staff were courteous. The cocktails were mediocre. I recommend if you are not peculiar about cocktails.