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Address: 2501 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1217
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+1 619-232-4355
20:30 - 02:00
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A San Diego gem

This is a neighborhood gem & is the place to go for live music in San Diego. It's a small venue so you will be up close with anyone you go to see. Keep watch over their calendar... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
San Diego
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Blaine, Washington
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135 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends that have a hip hop group here as they were checking out the place for a possible performance. I can say without reservation, this isn't the place us Middle-Agers need to frequent. I mean, as a child of the 60's, I still like my rock LOUD but this night, it was way over the top. I don't think... More 

Thank TJHill
San Diego
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36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a neighborhood gem & is the place to go for live music in San Diego. It's a small venue so you will be up close with anyone you go to see. Keep watch over their calendar they host a variety of genres. It can get hot & stuffy inside but you can take a break in an enclosed... More 

Thank seesumigo
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I know where the world's loudest exhaust fan (TWLEF) resides and it's in this music venue. I give the Casbah 5 stars for the acts they bring to town. Between the Casbah, Soda Bar and the Observatory I've seen probably 10 shows over the past 6 months. This place is my least favorite of the 3. Not sure what... More 

Thank TrippyTravels
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64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The Casbah has got to be one of my absolute favorite places to see a good, loud, rock show. There's a lot of history there, and you can feel it as soon as you walk in the door. There's plenty of room to check out the band or dance. Bars are conveniently located throughout the club. The hole in the... More 

Thank Ann C
Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is a grungy place and suits the Rock bands playing there. There was several bands rotating through sets. The first was terrible, second was pretty good, 3rd was ok. It really depends on the night they play what you get. It is loud! There's a pool table that is free and you might want to use to get away... More 

Thank Melissa L
San Francisco, California
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88 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Went here to see a friend who was DJing. There was plenty of open space, especially on the dance floor, and the whiskey sour I had was good. The bartenders weren't overly friendly or rude; they just did their job and held conversation if you tried. Overall, it wouldn't be my first choice in San Diego, but if you're around... More 

Thank FGrandillo
Fullerton, California
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

The Casbah is a dive bar, club venue with a small stage (this is part of the charm, or a deterrent depending on your tastes) close proximity to your favorite band, and even closer proximity to people you may not want to meet. It would make for a very exciting night and concert, however the sound was not mixed well,... More 

Thank Jim B
Carlsbad, California
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84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

The Casbah is not located in the best part of town, but I went to a show alone last night and didn't have any problems. The venue is tiny but perfect for getting an up-close and personal experience with your favorite artists. They've got a good sound system (it's very loud) and yet you hear nothing from the street. Bathroom... More 

Thank Shannon C
Huntington Beach, California, United States
Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014

I'm told by a local friend that the Casbah is kind of an institution in San Diego among music lovers. It's a bit of a dive, but in a good way - unpretentious and relaxed. It's very small and the stage is not raised up high nor is it curtained off. You see all of the setting up and breaking... More 

Thank Sheila P
Long Beach, California
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134 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Great music venue. Strange location with limited parking. The staff are friendly and helpful, but don't expect any frills. I laughed to myself when a customer ordered a pina colada and the bartender's response was "you are in the wrong place for blended drinks." A perfect place to hear some unique bands.

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