The Casbah

The Casbah

Rock Club, Nightclub, and Arcade · Midtown
2501 Kettner Blvd (at W Laurel St), San Diego, CA 92101, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:30 PM–1:00 AM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)

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  • music
  • intimate
  • street parking
  • boozy drinks
  • dancing
  • beer
  • comedy
  • singers
  • acoustics
  • Matt P.

    Good venue to see a band and throw some back. There are not enough of these in SD.

    Matt Potter · February 27
  • PunkrPrincess L.

    great bands lots of fun

    PunkrPrincess Lisa · February 21
  • MademoiselleWhy

    Rock scene.

    MademoiselleWhy · January 3
  • Cat S.

    One of the better music venues in SD. Very raw & intimate. No frills!

    Cat Stout · November 6, 2014
  • Murrugun The M.

    The Avengers !

    Murrugun The Mystic · September 20, 2014
  • Darin G.

    Buck-o-nine bitches!!!

    Darin Gagner · August 23, 2014
  • Eric D.

    some of the best acoustics I've heard at any venue in southern california. top three for sure.

    Eric Dulin · August 14, 2014
  • Lee O.

    Be nice to Ben the bartender and he'll treat you right.

    Lee Oeth · December 25, 2013
  • Frank G.

    Many memories here Mudhoney, Film School, Swervedriver, No Knife, one of the places I miss...

    Frank G®™ · June 26, 2013
  • Meg S.

    Get close to the stage early &hang....

    Meg Sharkey · May 19, 2013
  • Chris A.

    Always a great spot to catch live music. Strong drinks too!

    Chris Avila · April 19, 2013
  • Jeanette V.

    Makes me swoon...

    Jeanette Voss · March 26, 2013
  • Spike

    Don’t have much cash? Want to hear some great live music? Need a strong drink? The Casbah is the place for you.

    Spike · February 11, 2013
  • Paula R.

    Had to come back to pick up my Alcatraz hoodie...decided to stay for the show... :)

    Paula Roney · December 9, 2012
  • Hektoreo O.

    Drink Stella!

    Hektoreo Orcheese · September 15, 2012
  • MissChristineMarie

    They take credit cards now!

    MissChristineMarie · July 8, 2012
  • Evan H.

    Cool little club. Not the best sight-lines, though.

    Evan Harrison · April 9, 2012
  • Juanpablo C.

    Get there early, stand up front, and hear the sound from the singer's mouth BEFORE it comes out the speakers.

    Juanpablo Contreras · March 21, 2012
  • Jolie M.

    Arrogant Bastard on tap FTW!

    Jolie Mann · January 1, 2012
  • TVUtester

    The Visual Underground was fun at the Casbah. @tvushow

    TVUtester · December 19, 2011
  • Trina G.

    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.

    Trina G. · December 3, 2011
  • The Parlotones

    See The Parlotones here on 11/05/11!

    The Parlotones · August 11, 2011
  • Brian G.

    A very intimate venue to see artists.

    Brian Giffen · July 11, 2011
  • The Feast

    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

    The Feast · June 12, 2011
  • Rosemary B.

    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.

    Rosemary Bystrak · April 29, 2011
  • Frank

    best place in San Diego for live music

    Frank · January 6, 2011
  • Mazda

    Awesome stage sound, great crowd, cool music, just an overall great intimate venue.

    Mazda · November 10, 2010
  • SoundDiego Blog

    The back bar is open on busy nights if there is a long wait up front -- but it's cash only (via

    SoundDiego Blog · November 5, 2010
  • Eji V.

    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.

    Eji Val · September 21, 2010
  • David K.

    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

    David Kujawa · September 1, 2010
  • Brendan M.

    Discover new music. See a free show. Hint: Twitter Tuesday

    Brendan Morante · June 9, 2010
  • Dave P.

    My favorite music venue.

    Dave Pereira · March 13, 2010
  • Greg W.

    No, stay away from the Cranhammer, stick with the draft beers.

    Greg W. · March 5, 2010
  • Tim P.

    Try the Cranhammer, ask for it!

    Tim Pyles · February 12, 2010
  • Rebecca P.

    Keep at eye out for early shows. Music THEN dinner, it's good that way.

    Rebecca Price · January 29, 2010
  • Adam A.

    Great place! Great music! San Diego!!!

    Adam Alt · January 29, 2010
  • Bricia F.

    Excelente lugar para ir a bailar y disfrutar de las bandas que se presentan.

    Bricia Fonseca · July 30, 2013
  • Casie H.

    a landmark in san diego

    Casie Higuera · August 3, 2011

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