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Santa Barbara Bowl

1122 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-2336
+1 805-962-7411
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Gotta do a concert at the Bowl !

Great spot. Beautiful view down to the ocean. Have wonderful groups perform here and the sound is... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
KN2026
,
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Great evening with the Avett Bros

Had an excellent night with the Avett Bros! It’s always a pleasure attending the Bowl. Take my... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Hairup
,
Hawthorne, California
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
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1122 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-2336
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"no bad seats"
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"concert venue"
in 7 reviews
"great place to see a concert"
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"great acoustics"
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"outdoor concert"
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"awesome venue"
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"van morrison"
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"cheap seats"
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"excellent sound"
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"shows start"
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"amazing concert"
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"steely dan"
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"front row seats"
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great spot. Beautiful view down to the ocean. Have wonderful groups perform here and the sound is great.

Thank KN2026
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent night with the Avett Bros! It’s always a pleasure attending the Bowl. Take my advice wear good walking shoes. We paid gentleman to give us a ride on his trike from the parking lot to the entrance. We rode the trolley up...More

Thank Hairup
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

First time back to the SB Bowl since 1989 and it is still amazing. Fantastic acoustics and no bad seats. Fun had by everyone. Parking still the same problem but used Uber from downtown and took away the headache. Have to return again soon

Thank 549deanv
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to see a concert in the summer! Wonderful venue, overlooks the ocean. Very cool design tied into the SB design motif. It's an absolutely beautiful venue. Loved it. Great craft beer. The only thing is it is an uphill walk...More

Thank Phil W
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

What a great spot for music. Setting. Layout. Accessibility. Volunteers were friendly and terrific. Easy to get in and out. Take Uber or other.

Thank Loren N
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We saw Hans Zimmer recently and had front row seats , amazing! The view was incredible, sound was rich and seats so comfy! Well worth the extra money. Nothing beats the outdoor ambience of the Santa Barbara Bowl, hearing your favorite artist under a blanket...More

Thank Don H
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Visited for the first time to see Bryan Ferry. What a great venue! A steady climb up to the auditorium from street level but rewarded by the great setting. Food and facilities on offer. Really enjoyed this venue for an outdoor concert.

Thank CharlieTaylor
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

went to the bowl to see brain Wilson it was enjoyable. I will say bring a seat cushion and try to find a parking spot you're in a neighborhood so can be tough!

Thank cootdecwa
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a great concert venue. The outside amphitheater is wonderful, with a view of Santa Barbara to the sea. Great acoustics, not a bad seat in the house. Large enough for lot of people, but still cozy in its feel. Food is just so-so.

Thank We3luv2travel
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The bowl is by far my favorite venue to see a show. It has views of the ocean!! To see your favorite performer, amid trees with a view of the Pacific is unparalleled. A few years ago they put in a "top of the world"...More

Thank Dutchman101
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Response from Dutchman101 | Reviewed this property |
The floor section is flat. You are going to be able to see, it is a wonderful venue. Floor seats will work just fine, even if you are "vertically challenged"...
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sydneymom
21 May 2017|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, You can get dropped of almost right at the ticket window and entrance gate.
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