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Belly Up Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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143 S Cedros Ave, Ste T, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1970
+1 858-481-9022
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We've gone to several concerts at this cozy venue. It's a bit too cozy as the little metal chairs are very close together. The reserved seating above is much more comfortable and has wait service. Belly Up is a bit disorganized and don't always open on time. We've found it's worth paying the extra money for early admission, and in... More 

Thank PackYurBags
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see the proclaimers here lovely little venue would go back again. Seating available without paying for it. Went to the restaurant next door before the gig and got entrance from there.

Thank hmcox67
Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Was there for a surprise party for a friend. It was fantastic to meet up with old friends. Bar staff excellent. Venue high quality

Thank David P
Solana Beach, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is definitely my favorite music venue, I go there at least 1 a month, for the past 18 years, since I moved to the area. If you enjoy live music this is the best place in San Diego. The prices are right, the demographic eclectic and diverse. The venue brings a diverse selection of music for all the tastes.... More 

Thank smeredith2013
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125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is a gem with great boost in acts recently. Been attending shows since 1979. Loft seating special. Pretty good sound (even at the bar seats).

1 Thank Marvin W
Altadena, United States
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We attended the Aug. 21st Burt Bacharach Concert here at Belly Up. Such an interesting place with a great welcoming, seated audience and my first time here. Burt came out holding his left arm at a weird angle, took the mic and explained he had a choice of going to the beach or the track the day before. I should... More 

Thank Linda R
Encinitas, California
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

One of the best venues I have been at to listen to excellent music in a space with great sounds, service and atmosphere. Saw Blue Oyster Cult and it could not have been more hassle free than this- parking is easy, great restaurants in the area and in the venue there is good food and the service is excellent. With... More 

Thank ABCisme
San Diego, California
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Overbearing fat security guard hassled me for photographing a performer, yet EVERY ONE around me did the same. I will never attend an event there agin, even if it were free.

Thank Brad B
Del Mar, California, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This icon of rock, soul, jazz and other music styles is a favorite of some of the best performers in the world. It is small enough to really see the musicians and hear the intricacies of their melodies. If you are lucky enough to get a table you can also eat some delicious bar food and have a place to... More 

Thank Nick L
Riverside, California
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154 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

enjoyed some quieter music on a Thursday night with 2 excellent solo singer/guitar players...they combined on a few numbers. Live Music was wonderful, acoustics were good, seating plentiful, musicians personable and fine music!! Service was very good, bar/pub food was good (not huge selection, but a little of everything) and beer/wine selections good. The ambience and history of this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 S Cedros Ave, Ste T, Solana Beach, CA 92075-1970
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-481-9022

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?