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Belly Up Tavern

Address: 143 S Cedros Ave near Pacific Coast Hwy., Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone Number: 1-858-481-9022
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Solana Beach
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances, Bars
Owner description: This massive venue showcases a wide variety of internationally recognized musical acts.
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances, Bars
Owner description: This massive venue showcases a wide variety of internationally recognized musical acts.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 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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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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