A Beer-Fueled Tiki Bar Is Now Open In San Diego

November 24, 2019

The team behind San Diego's Kilowatt Brewing has recently unveiled Forbidden Cove, a beer-fueled tiki speakeasy now open in Kearny Mesa.

Founded in San Diego's Kearny Mesa in 2014 by Steve Kozyk, Rachel Fischer, Adam Vance, and brewmaster Chris Calva, Kilowatt Brewing is a nano-brewery that produces small-batch styles different from many on the market in San Diego. Drawing on co-owner Steve Kozyk's years of experience designing and installing lighting for area bars and restaurants, the company is known for its wild and innovative lighting features in its brewery and tasting rooms, including custom programmable LED lighting that allows them to change the color and mood in real-time. Kilowatt currently has additional tasting rooms in Ocean Beach and Oceanside.

The Kilowatt crew has opened Forbidden Cove inside their original Kearny Mesa brewery, accessible through a cloaked entrance. The space is a tiki-enthusiasts dream with a touch of psychedelic inspired neon and blacklight nuance that Kilowatt patrons have come to know and love. Being Forbidden Cove cannot serve distilled liquor, the menu is beer-based tiki drinks, as well as those made with Kilowatt Brewing’s hard seltzers and "undistilled spirits".

Kilowatt's location at 7576 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard where Forbidden Cove is scheduled to be demolished at the end of 2020, so be sure to check it out while you can. For more information and to make reservations, visit forbiddencovesd.com and check out the menu below.