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San Diego Just Got A New Speakeasy Bar That Is Lit By 477 Candles And Hidden By A Cemetery

Each of the candles honors one of the graves in the next-door cemetery.
Oculto 477 Is San Diego’s Hottest New Secret Speakeasy

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Have you ever been to a speakeasy next door to a cemetery? This hidden prohibition style bar is San Diego’s newest drinking hot spot, Oculto 477.

While the bar’s entryway remains hidden, we know it’s located somewhere inside of Tahona Bar, the first mezcal bar and tasting room in the city. 

Since Occulto 477 is a reservation-only bar, you will have to plan ahead and book your spot online. Each speakeasy experience is limited to two hours and you can bring up to six people. Since there is a dress code, call ahead and plan accordingly.

This candlelit hidden gem is just the place to be on a Saturday night. You’ll find it right in the heart of the charming Old Town part of San Diego.

Since Oculto 477 just opened, the decor and exact location are kept a secret. But that’s just a part of the adventure!

Here’s what we do know. You can expect a beautiful dimly-lit space with 25 seats for guests. The bar is kept small and the details are under wraps in true prohibition-era style. The bar is lit by 477 candle lights to mark each of the tombstones in the graveyard next door.

Each of the drinks on the menu pays homage to the prohibition era, too. Oculto 477’s beverage directors even styled the menu show respect to all the bartenders of times past and honor the craft of drink-making.

Narcity is reaching out to Oculto 477 for more information on the menu. We will update the article soon.

While you’re in the area, there are plenty of cute places to check out in the Old Town San Diego neighborhood too. It’s always alive with action and color.

There are plenty of historic sites and a wide variety of restaurants to choose from if you’re looking to grab a bite. You can walk around and explore one of the first California missions from 1769 as well as the beautiful 40-acre Presidio Park with plenty of trails to walk along.

Why not make a day trip out of it on your visit to Oculto 477? San Diego always has plenty of things to do!

Oculto 477

Location: Inside of Tahona Bar, 2414 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Why you should go: You can sip prohibition-style cocktails inside a super-cool speakeasy lit by 477 candles.


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