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Belly Up Tavern

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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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Solid live music venue

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
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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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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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