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The Casbah

The Casbah

Rock Club, Nightclub, and Arcade
Midtown, San Diego
  • Mazda
    "overall great intimate venue."(3 Tips)
    Zii H.
    "Good luck parking on a busy night, though."(2 Tips)
    Chris A.
    "Always a great spot to catch live music."(5 Tips)
    Trina G.
    "street parking"(2 Tips)
41 Tips and reviews
  • music
  • intimate
  • boozy drinks
  • dancing
  • beer
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  • Trina G.
    Trina G.December 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Rosemary B.
    Rosemary BystrakApril 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DulinAugust 14, 2014
    some of the best acoustics I've heard at any venue in southern california. top three for sure.
  • Cat S.
    Cat StoutNovember 6, 2014
    One of the better music venues in SD. Very raw & intimate. No frills!
  • 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!
  • SoundDiego Blog
    SoundDiego BlogNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    The back bar is open on busy nights if there is a long wait up front -- but it's cash only (via
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 10, 2010
    Awesome stage sound, great crowd, cool music, just an overall great intimate venue.
  • 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.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PotterFebruary 27, 2015
    Good venue to see a band and throw some back. There are not enough of these in SD.
  • Lee O.
    Lee OethDecember 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    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... :)
  • Zii H.
    Zii HammadJanuary 7, 2016
    Fun venue, good drinks. Good luck parking on a busy night, though.
  • León R.
    León RuizNovember 5, 2016
    Fucking awesome music venue. #punk #rock
  • Meg S.
    Meg SharkeyMay 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get close to the stage early &hang....
  • 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.
  • TheDL
    TheDLMay 1, 2016
    Live music + cheap drinks = a good nite
  • Evan H.
    Evan HarrisonApril 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cool little club. Not the best sight-lines, though.
  • James
    JamesMarch 16, 2016
    Best sound in town
  • The Parlotones
    The ParlotonesAugust 11, 2011
    See The Parlotones here on 11/05/11!
  • TVUtester
    TVUtesterDecember 19, 2011
    The Visual Underground was fun at the Casbah. @tvushow
  • Brian G.
    Brian GiffenJuly 11, 2011
    A very intimate venue to see artists.
  • PunkrPrincess L.
    PunkrPrincess LisaFebruary 21, 2015
    great bands lots of fun
  • MissChristineMarie
    MissChristineMarieJuly 8, 2012
    They take credit cards now!
  • Murrugun The M.
    Murrugun The MysticSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Avengers !
  • Frank
    FrankJanuary 6, 2011
    best place in San Diego for live music
  • Jolie N.
    Jolie NovakJanuary 1, 2012
    Arrogant Bastard on tap FTW!
  • Rebecca P.
    Rebecca PriceJanuary 29, 2010
    Keep at eye out for early shows. Music THEN dinner, it's good that way.
  • Hektoreo O.
    Hektoreo OrcheeseSeptember 15, 2012
    Drink Stella!
  • Jeanette V.
    Jeanette VossMarch 26, 2013
    Makes me swoon...
  • Tim P.
    Tim PylesFebruary 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Cranhammer, ask for it!
  • MademoiselleWhy
    MademoiselleWhyJanuary 3, 2015
    Rock scene.
  • Adam A.
    Adam AltJanuary 29, 2010
    Great place! Great music! San Diego!!!
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MoranteJune 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Discover new music. See a free show. Hint: Twitter Tuesday
  • Darin G.
    Darin GagnerAugust 23, 2014
    Buck-o-nine bitches!!!
  • Dave P.
    Dave PereiraMarch 13, 2010
    My favorite music venue.
  • Greg W.
    Greg W.March 5, 2010
    No, stay away from the Cranhammer, stick with the draft beers.
  • 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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