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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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Great Venue, Friendly Staff

I really enjoyed myself at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA - The place is nice and clean, friendly staff and good sound system. Great place to checkout traveling bands and local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I really enjoyed myself at the Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA - The place is nice and clean, friendly staff and good sound system. Great place to checkout traveling bands and local talent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Awesome live music venue! $7 happy hour every Friday night from 5:30-8 for live music and dancing! Great live music acts from all over. Yes this is where The Rolling Stones played for a private party last month. Decent drink prices and snacks. Easy parking and access. This is a must visit place while in San Diego!!!

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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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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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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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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