Entertainment

Live Music in San Diego

Prohibition Lounge

Find the unassuming doorway on 5th Ave with 'Eddie O’Hare’s Law Office' on it, then flip the light switch on to alert the doorman, who'll guide you into a dimly lit basement serving craft cocktails, with patrons enj…
Live Music in San Diego

Shout House

Good, clean fun at this cavernous Gaslamp bar with dueling pianos. Talented players have an amazing repertoire, including classics, rock and more. We once heard a dirty version of 'Part of Your World' from The Littl…
Live Music in Solana Beach

Belly Up

Live venue hosting a range of acts, local and international. Previous artists have included Ben Harper, BB King and Jimmy Cliff. Expect everything from ukulele, country, jazz and funk, and even the occasional hip-ho…
Horse Racing in Del Mar

Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds

Del Mar’s biggest draw during summer months was founded in 1937 by a prestigious group which included Bing Crosby. It’s worth trying to brave the crowds on opening day (tickets from $10), if nothing else to see the …
Theater in San Diego

Old Globe Theaters

Balboa Park’s Old Globe Theater dates from the 1935 Exposition, and in the 1970s the main stage was rebuilt à la 17th-century Globe in England, where Shakespeare's works were originally performed. This Globe puts on…
Theater in San Diego

Balboa Theatre

Built in 1924, this building has a colorful past: in the '30s it screened films from Mexico City to San Diego’s growing Latino audience. During World War II, it was turned into US Navy bachelor quarters. It was late…
Live Performance in San Diego

Quartyard

Re-imagined colorful containers make up this new outdoor community space and stage in East Village, a short walk from Gas Lamp. Home to a coffee shop, beer garden, restaurant and live venue all in one, it's a great …
Comedy in La Jolla

Comedy Store

One of the area’s most established comedy venues, the Comedy Store also serves popcorn, drinks and barrels of laughs. Expect a cover charge (from $10 on weekdays and $20 on weekends, with a two-drink minimum), and s…
Casino in Temecula

Pechanga Resort & Casino

This huge Native American–-owned casino-hotel offers plenty of slots, blackjack and roulette. Entertainment includes stand-up acts in its comedy club, and the 1200-seat Pechanga Theater hosts the likes of The Preten…
Blues in San Diego

House of Blues

Live blues music, DJs, rock bands, karaoke, trivia nights and more. Free shows on certain nights with dinner (flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches and salads). Scheduled gigs are priced individually depending on the popu…