This club is a prime spot to hear new and cutting edge music in San Diego. Bands such as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Alanis Morissette have been among the previous guests. Local bands play here as well, primarily featuring a punk-rock flavor. In addition to music, the club offers pool tables, an enclosed smoking patio, vintage pinball and video games. A stage and dance floor provides plenty of room to dance. Meanwhile, the full bar serves a long list of beverages.
During your visit to Balboa Park, do not miss this gigantic, world-class musical instrument. Believed to be the largest outdoor pipe organ in the world, this impressive structure was built in 1915 by sugar magnates John D. and Adolph B. Spreckels. Year around, as many as 2,000 people can sit and hear the Sunday afternoon concerts. At other times, local musical talent is displayed. Check website for upcoming performances.
One of the most important ballparks of Major League Baseball (MLB), Petco Park is a baseball fan's haven and the base of the San Diego Padres. Its unique architectural layout is an ode to the region's geography and its natural allure. The framework of the stadium resonates of the surrounding peaks while the steel edifice and enclosing structures are designed like canyons. Landscaped with indigenous plants and featuring a lush area picnic hill, this magnificent stadium boasts to have the best seats for not only sports lovers but also concert goers.
Featuring cutting edge live music, this is a popular hot spot in Old Town San Diego. In fact, when this place was known as Spirit Club, it hosted the then-unknown band called R.E.M. The stage continues to seek talent in rock, blues and alternative modes of music to provide live entertainment for San Diego locals and tourists. With a varying entertainment schedule, guests are advised to call for previews of upcoming entertainment on the telephone hotline. A full cash bar is available.
Up for a little Las Vegas-style excitement? Drive 45 minutes east of San Diego to find it all without ever leaving California. Off-track wagering, cards, video machines, and Bingo are all found here. Hob-nob with the high rollers, join the masses at the slot machines, try your luck at the Blackjack 21 tables or just enjoy fine dining and glitzy entertainment.
The term "comedy store" is synonymous with big stars that trace their humble beginnings back to performing regularly here. This La Jolla location is no exception. Among others, Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg are said to have gotten their start here. The almost exclusively black décor and complementary lights create a raw, yet minimally distracting backdrop for the comedy. A full bar is provided. Staff will order food from the deli across the street if so desired.
Located next to the City Hall, this is a popular venue for many concerts and political events. Running for more than 30 years this hall has hosted musical performances by various popular artists like Rolling stones, Pink Floyd and Smokey Robinson, to name a few. It is also used as an election center where you can see live voting and speeches by the candidates. The Golden Hall can comfortably accommodate 4,300 people with the balcony seating giving a totally different view of the stage. The outdoor marquees in the Civic Plaza can help you to find out about the current event.
San Diego's performing arts venue is home to the San Diego Opera and California Ballet. It also hosts several annual community events throughout the year. 'San Diego Theaters,' is non profit organization and they aim to provide the public with world class theater experiences.
This historic venue was built in 1912 and since then has been host to a variety of shows including plays, musicals, comedy shows and concerts. The Spreckles Theatre has been a vaudeville house, a movie palace, and now a theater. This architectural masterpiece is considered as one of the finest theaters in the country.
If you wish to enjoy power-packed live music then the Music Box is your place to be. This fantastic club has a very busy calender with performers like Robert DeLong, Julieta Venegas, David Cook and Ginuwine entertaining local music fans. The venue is simply impressive with a massive LED screen that gives you a great view of the stage and the artwork that surrounds this place puts you in the right mood for the evening that is yet to follow. There is a bar on site that has all the necessary arsenal to keep you in high spirits throughout the evening. Music Box also has VIP rooms along with an intimate lounge for after-show drinks.
A popular chain of concert venues, House of Blues is no foreigner to regular concert-goers. The San Diego venue offers pretty much the same experience as other HOBs around the country, but word is that the sound quality excels. The likes of Jakob Dylan, The Greyboy Allstars, The Fab Four, Switchfoot, and De La Soul, have performed here. Running up to 15 shows a week sometimes, the venue has garnered sufficient attention in spite of being around for barely one year.
Originally built in 1924, the historic Balboa Theater has now been beautifully restored to its former glory. The place, originally operating as a movie theater was shut down once but was opened again to the public in January 2008. If you are a lover of beautiful architecture and the performing arts, this place will surely charm you. The theater building is heavily influenced by the Spanish Baroque style of architecture. A number of concerts and live performances are held at this 1399-seater theater.