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Closed for Business

2001 - 2009

Thank you for your support and patronage throughout the
years that created the Friars Folly experience so fondly remembered.

Please continue to support
the musicians, wines and beers of Friars Folly

Links to your favorite musicians' gig schedcules will soon be posted here

Our mission is to preserve the past to protect the future.

Friars Folly is a beautiful wine bar and restaurant that reflects the gracious cultural heritage of California. It's a great place to have a glass of wine and share some tapas, have a dinner or enjoy a dessert and coffee. Voted one of the MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANTS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, it's a perfect place for a date.

Experience CAL-SPANISH CUISINE and gracious Californian hospitality in a beautiful wine bar and restaurant hidden away in the Village Shop Boutique courtyard in Old California Restaurant Row. A Mission Bell Tower above the restaurant beckons you to come in and have some fun, drink some great wine or micro brews, eat some great tapas, a romantic dinner or simply homemade desserts, listen to talented musical performers and connect with other people.

Wine is the main theme but you'll find a great selection of micro brews too.   The live entertainment that performs here are truly some of the best performers San Diego has to offer - many of them award winning musicians.  Girls Gone Wine is a popular tradition every Wednesday when bottles of wine are discounted up to 50%.

Please visit our About Us page to learn more about our selections of wine, food, entertainment, ambiance are discover how they are influenced by the history of California. Our mission is to preserve the past to protect the future.

By creating an interest and respect for the history of California and the communities you live in, we hope this effort builds pride and stewardship of the land and stronger ties to your community. Find out what Rancho you live on by looking at an old Mexican land grant map made before California became part of the United States.


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Girls Gone Wine

Friars Folly Tradition






Meliesa McDonnell

En Fuego

En Fuego

Jerome Dawson & Wazabe Blue
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Semisi & FulaBula



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10 Most Popular Things
People Love About Friars Folly
  1. Listening to some of the most talented musicians in San Diego County at their PREFERRED VENUE - the Friars Folly Courtyard with fire pits.
    Live Music Every Friday & Saturday

  2. Having a choice of 30-50 Wines Served by the Glass from all around the world

  3. Eating TAPAS and drinking carafes of the BEST SANGRIA in San Diego County - maybe all of California!

  4. Enjoying the Spanish-influenced California menu of freshly prepared salads, soups, pastas, entrees & our FAMOUS TAPAS!

  5. Drinking wine with friends on Wednesday's GIRLS GONE WINE where bottles of wine are discounted up to 50%.

  6. Having Tami Ridley, the owner, give you expert knowledge about the wines you drink.

  7. The friendly casual environment that makes it so easy to stop by and end up meeting really interesting people.

  8. Relaxing in a safe, cozy and comfortable environment.

  9. Being served by happy and friendly people that want to welcome you with gracious hospitality.

  10. Having memorable experiences that you'll never forget!

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Everybody LOVES
Friars Folly!

"Where else am I going to get the best world class wines and food and live music to boot? This is a "must" visit for all." Carl

"All-Around Awesomely Addictive!"
Holley Graham

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