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Address: 143 S Cedros Ave near Pacific Coast Hwy., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone Number: 1-858-481-9022
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Description: This massive venue showcases a wide variety of internationally recognized...
This massive venue showcases a wide variety of internationally recognized musical acts.
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Swanky "dive bar" Venue

Not the aesthetic I was expecting of a place a called the Belly Up. Everything was clean and shiny. The sound was great. There are two bars for easier access. Large floor. Seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Not the aesthetic I was expecting of a place a called the Belly Up. Everything was clean and shiny. The sound was great. There are two bars for easier access. Large floor. Seating along both sides. Several high tables with tall bar stools on the floor. I stood on the foot rail of one of our bar stools and was... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went to the Belly-Up Tavern to see Tommy Castro and the Painkillers. The show was excellent! And the Belly-Up was the perfect venue for it, It is a spacious tavern with a very friendly staff. The sound system is first rate and plenty of seating is availiable.They have a big dance floor and the performers can be seen from... More 

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San Diego, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I saw Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience there. It was a sold out show. The venue is set up nicely for live music. The floor is pretty big with some stools and railing table rows around the outsides. There is a balcony for premium tickets. The place perfect sized, not too big, still intimate, you can get up close to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

If you subscribe to their band schedule you will certainly find a group to your liking. Variety is a very strong feature of Belly Up ! We wanted to be able to sit so we went early - about 8:15 for the 9 show. That way we got our bar food and drinks shortly after finding a seat. Food was... More 

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Tustin, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Used to come here years ago and had a blast back then. Now it is more of a concert venue. The sound mixer did a lousy job, could only hear the lead guitar and barely heard the lead singer. No one was dancing. Just loud.

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Crestwood, Kentucky
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16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our party experienced a great show by Cashed Out: a Johnny Cash tribute band. The venue offered a good acoustical experience and the staff, to include security, were efficient. We had an issue with our tickets but the admission process still flowed smoothly. I would attend another concert here in the future.

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San Diego, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

OK. A lot of the current bands play here and if you are past 30, you may be outnumbered. But The Belly Up provides a little of every rock style for every age group. Check out the coming shows - some of your favorites if you are past your 20's may be coming - and they sell out fast! I'm... More 

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West Melbourne, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I went to see Accept (and what turned out to be Raven opening after Metal Church had to pull out of the show) while in town in San Diego. I had never been to the venue before but it turned out to be a good place to see the show with clear access to seeing the stage from virtually anywhere... More 

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Campinas, SP
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57 reviews 57 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I've been there for a Imelda May, nice place for small venues, very intimate! The service is very good and have a bunch so options of beer! Recommended!

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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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