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The Casbah

The Casbah

Rock Club, Nightclub, and Arcade
Midtown, San Diego
  • Mazda
    "overall great intimate venue."(3 Tips)
    Chris A.
    "Always a great spot to catch live music."(5 Tips)
    Zii H.
    "Good luck parking on a busy night, though."(2 Tips)
    Trina G.
    "street parking"(2 Tips)
41 Tips and reviews
  • music
  • intimate
  • boozy drinks
  • dancing
  • beer
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  • David K.
    David KujawaSeptember 1, 2010
    Such an amazing place. Plus the drinks are pretty cheap! That's awesome! I am coming here more often! p.s. careful of the fleshlight hanging up above the the outdoor patio. Read more
  • Rosemary B.
    Rosemary BystrakApril 29, 2011
    People often ask for settimes. For most shows, a 3 band bill will be 9pm/10pm/11pm. A 2 band bill is usually 9:30 and 11pm. Doors are almost always at 8:30 unless otherwise noted.
  • Trina G.
    Trina G.December 3, 2011
    My favorite San Diego venue, period. Hit the back room for some pool and if you arrive early enough, street parking is sweet and easy.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Juanpablo C.
    Juanpablo ContrerasMarch 21, 2012
    Get there early, stand up front, and hear the sound from the singer's mouth BEFORE it comes out the speakers.
  • SoundDiego Blog
    SoundDiego BlogNovember 5, 2010
    The back bar is open on busy nights if there is a long wait up front -- but it's cash only (via
  • Eric D.
    Eric DulinAugust 14, 2014
    some of the best acoustics I've heard at any venue in southern california. top three for sure.
  • Eji V.
    Eji ValSeptember 21, 2010
    Nothing can beat the five fifty Sapporo can. That and the awesome concerts we have seen there since they were a couple of streets back in Ketner.
  • Cat S.
    Cat StoutNovember 6, 2014
    One of the better music venues in SD. Very raw & intimate. No frills!
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 10, 2010
    Awesome stage sound, great crowd, cool music, just an overall great intimate venue.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 12, 2011
    This is THE place to go to catch a band before they hit it big. Only holds about 200 fans, so expect a crowded venue during popular shows. Read more
  • Chris A.
    Chris AvilaApril 19, 2013
    Always a great spot to catch live music. Strong drinks too!
  • Zii H.
    Zii HammadJanuary 7
    Fun venue, good drinks. Good luck parking on a busy night, though.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PotterFebruary 27, 2015
    Good venue to see a band and throw some back. There are not enough of these in SD.
  • Frank G.
    Frank G®™June 26, 2013
    Many memories here Mudhoney, Film School, Swervedriver, No Knife, one of the places I miss...
  • Lee O.
    Lee OethDecember 25, 2013
    Be nice to Ben the bartender and he'll treat you right.
  • Paula R.
    Paula RoneyDecember 9, 2012
    Had to come back to pick up my Alcatraz hoodie...decided to stay for the show... :)
  • TheDL
    TheDLMay 1
    Live music + cheap drinks = a good nite
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PriceJanuary 29, 2010
    Keep at eye out for early shows. Music THEN dinner, it's good that way.
  • Spike
    SpikeFebruary 11, 2013
    Don’t have much cash? Want to hear some great live music? Need a strong drink? The Casbah is the place for you.
  • Meg S.
    Meg SharkeyMay 19, 2013
    Get close to the stage early &hang....
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  • The Parlotones
    The ParlotonesAugust 11, 2011
    See The Parlotones here on 11/05/11!
  • Tim P.
    Tim PylesFebruary 12, 2010
    Try the Cranhammer, ask for it!
  • Adam A.
    Adam AltJanuary 29, 2010
    Great place! Great music! San Diego!!!
  • Brian G.
    Brian GiffenJuly 11, 2011
    A very intimate venue to see artists.
  • Frank
    FrankJanuary 6, 2011
    best place in San Diego for live music
  • Evan H.
    Evan HarrisonApril 9, 2012
    Cool little club. Not the best sight-lines, though.
  • TVUtester
    TVUtesterDecember 19, 2011
    The Visual Underground was fun at the Casbah. @tvushow
  • PunkrPrincess L.
    PunkrPrincess LisaFebruary 21, 2015
    great bands lots of fun
  • MissChristineMarie
    MissChristineMarieJuly 8, 2012
    They take credit cards now!
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MoranteJune 9, 2010
    Discover new music. See a free show. Hint: Twitter Tuesday
  • Murrugun The M.
    Murrugun The MysticSeptember 20, 2014
    The Avengers !
  • Dave P.
    Dave PereiraMarch 13, 2010
    My favorite music venue.
  • Jolie M.
    Jolie MannJanuary 1, 2012
    Arrogant Bastard on tap FTW!
  • Greg W.
    Greg W.March 5, 2010
    No, stay away from the Cranhammer, stick with the draft beers.
  • Hektoreo O.
    Hektoreo OrcheeseSeptember 15, 2012
    Drink Stella!
  • MademoiselleWhy
    MademoiselleWhyJanuary 3, 2015
    Rock scene.
  • Jeanette V.
    Jeanette VossMarch 26, 2013
    Makes me swoon...
  • Darin G.
    Darin GagnerAugust 23, 2014
    Buck-o-nine bitches!!!
  • Bricia F.
    Bricia FonsecaJuly 30, 2013
    Excelente lugar para ir a bailar y disfrutar de las bandas que se presentan.
  • Casie H.
    Casie HigueraAugust 3, 2011
    a landmark in san diego
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