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Belly Up Tavern

143 S Cedros Ave near Pacific Coast Hwy., Solana Beach, CA 92075
1-858-481-9022
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Solana Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances
Description: This massive venue showcases a wide variety of internationally recognized musical acts.
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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Second time I've been here - and second time I got to see Kelley James Band perform - along with Ed Roland of Collective Soul. The evening was amazing and we were the last to leave / get kicked out ... haha. This is a great venue for a very intimate gathering and getting close to some great performers. Looking... More

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Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went up to Solana Beach to the Belly Up Tavern to see Matthew Sweet play. Great venue friendly staff awesome concert. Highly recommended!

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everywhere
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We visit the Solana Beach Belly Up frequently to see the bands and artists we like in a close-up, informal setting. Staff are friendly and not heavy-handed. Arrive early for best sight-lines. Love the neighborhood.

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Solana Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Belly Up brings in a wide variety of great musical acts, including big names. The setting is intimate, informal and a little funky, and the ambience is always lively and fun. A Solana Beach (and San Diego) treasure.

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Solana Beach, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Belly Up is a great place for a concert in an intimate setting. The talent to be seen there is staggering. The food is OK, but next door at the Wild Note Cafe, the food is excellent.

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San Diego
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Belly Up is a staple for San Diego County music scene and the ONLY venue that I'm aware of, which provides an artistic flair, a nice bar and a cool vibe in San Diego. The sound is great, the attached restaurant the Wild Note Cafe is good. It gets crowded and sells out when bigger acts come to town.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Belly Up is a fixture in North County, known for years to be the place where the best music acts go to play a smaller, more intimate venue. Sitting and standing room, as well as a loft area. A 21+ venue with a full bar in the back. Great place to get close and personal with the artists themselves... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is a restaurant, bar, and music venue. Go to the restaurant or bar first, in order to get preferential seating in the music area. Food is average, drinks are good, but the concerts are usually very good.

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Solana Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great place to hear some good bands. Small venue, fantastic acoustics. Excellent, good-sized dance floor. Plenty of tables. The restaurant "Wild Note Cafe" next door is good if you want to get dinner or a snack first. Good bar, but better yet check out "Culture Brewery" up the street for an excellent beer or two, then come hear some music.... More

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Solana Beach, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We have seen incredible musical events of all kinds including ethnic, religious, main stream and every type of genre you can imagine. It is a true treasure, especially for great independent artists and diverse musicians. We see older artists coming back through the area, blues, zydego, country/western, popular, etc.

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