Jazz in San Diego


This sophisticated 1930's-style jazz bar takes music and cocktails (made with gin or rye whiskey) seriously. The house rules aren't a joke either; you have to reserve online, no cell phones are allowed at the bar, a…
Horse Racing in Del Mar

Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds

Del Mar’s biggest draw was founded in 1937 by a prestigious group including Bing Crosby. It’s worth trying to brave the crowds on opening day, if nothing else to see the amazing spectacle of ladies wearing over-the-…
Cinema in Encinitas

La Paloma Theatre

Built in 1928, this landmark – and central Encinitas’ main venue – shows arthouse movies nightly and Rocky Horror on Fridays at midnight, and stages occasional concerts.
Baseball in San Diego

San Diego Padres

San Diego's Major League Baseball team team plays in the handsome Petco Park stadium in the East Village. Tickets are usually available at the gate unless it’s crucial to the standings or the LA Dodgers are in town.
Football in San Diego

San Diego Chargers

The San Diego Chargers, SoCal’s only National Football League team, play at this stadium in Mission Valley (there’s a trolley stop right in front).
Booking Service in San Diego

Arts Tix

Arts Tix, in a kiosk on Broadway outside Horton Plaza, has half-price tickets for same-day evening or next-day matinee performances and discounted tickets to all types of other events. Hours vary.
Live Music in San Diego


Opened in 2007 just south of Little Italy, Anthology presents live jazz in a swank supper-club setting. It books both up-and-comers and big-name performers including Everclear and American Idol’s Kris Allen.
Live Music in San Diego


Bands from Smashing Pumpkins to Death Cab for Cutie all rocked the Casbah on their way up the charts and it’s still a good place to catch tomorrow’s headliners.
Live Music in San Diego

Shout House

Good, clean fun at this cavernous Gaslamp bar with dueling pianos. Talented players have an amazing repertoire: standards, rock and more. We once heard Justin Timberlake’s ‘D*ck in a Box’ (OK, maybe it’s not so clea…
Live Music in San Diego


This all-ages venue (no booze) spotlights up-and-coming local bands of the alterna-rock and punk persuasion. Electric and edgy, with fiercely loyal crowds.