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Address: 143 S Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1970
Phone Number: 1-858-481-9022
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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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The Night Time Place to Go!

Whenever I'm in San Diego, I go to the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Was visiting last week and went on Sunday with friends. Main act was "The Highwaymen Show" (covering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bevhorsley
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I'm in San Diego, I go to the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Was visiting last week and went on Sunday with friends. Main act was "The Highwaymen Show" (covering original Highwaymen songs, aka Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, etc.). Didn't know what to expect. Normally I'm not a country western fan but we thoroughly had a great time.... More 

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San Diego
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Belly Up Tavern has a wide range of musicians and entertainers. We've enjoyed the Happy Hour (Atomic Groove), battle of cover bands (Tom Petty and Hotel California ((Eagles)) and most recently The Marshall Tucker Band. There is some assigned seating, but many times it is first-come, first-served. We've always had a great time, regardless of the crowds. During the... More 

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Lake Elsinore
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Booked reserved seating for a concert our friends were performing in The Six String Society concert. The best night ever. Check out The entertainment at the Belly Up. Outstanding performers. We had never been here before but will definitely be coming back. Great two story bar, awesome entertainment, customer service was great. We were welcomed and treated well. Our seats... More 

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Small venue concert venue! They bring in great talent and you are within 20-30 feet on the stage. Grab a seat early because they go fast and enjoy the evening.

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Thank SDquilter
Encinitas, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Watched Blue Oyster Cult last night at the Belly Up- great venue, good service, amazing shows at a reasonable price.....check the calendar frequently and if there is a band you want to see definitely go!!! Great sound system and every seat or areas to stand is close to the stage...

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Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've been here numerous times over the years. The Belly Up has a continuous stream of national touring artists of high quality. I've never had a problem here. The interior decor is cool, sound has always been excellent, and it has never been too overcrowded for me (and I've seen some major performers here). Bottom line - to me it's... More 

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california
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75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

If you want to enjoy the concert and in intimate atmosphere this is the place! They have everything from small acts to marquee names play here.

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Thank salesguytoo
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52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Great venue in north county, not too big, not too small. They can carry fabulous bands with some pretty awesome light shows here, and yet it keeps a sense of beach town charm. Definitely my favorite music venue in all of San Diego...easy walk from the train too.

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Thank Sarah T
San Diego, California
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39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Heavy handed security....won't go there again. Not sure what his problem was, everyone was shooting photos of the artist. Justin Hayward was great, BellyUp not so great.

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Thank Brad B
sf bay area
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Great moderate size venue, and the food there is pretty good too. Get to the venue early, before the show to get good seats.

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