Editorial Review of
This famous concert venue earns more praise the older it gets. The Belly Up Tavern makes its home in an old, World War II era wooden building with high ceilings, a small dance floor, and fabulous acoustics. Located in the Design District of the hippie-turned-high-class town of Solana Beach, the Belly Up is one of the few remaining landmarks of the beach town era gone by. This internationally acclaimed club features nightly shows with an impressive variety of both local and big-name artists, while the Tavern's impressively humble interior and limited capacity make it a perfect place to kick back with a beer and hear some killer tunes. Past artists who have graced the Belly Up stage include: Tom Jones, Cheap Trick, Foreigner, B-52s, UB40, Death Cab for Cutie, Maroon 5, Black Eyed Peas, Blink 182, Etta James, Gwen Stephani, Ben Folds, Jack Johnson, Steel Pulse, The Roots, Bo Diddley, Dialated Peoples, Poncho Sanchez, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mason Jennings, Ben Harper, Curtis Mayfield, Aimee Mann, Blues Traveler, Collie Buddz, Pete Yorn and many more! Hungry during a show? Belly Up offers a delectable bar menu as well as a full service bistro-style restaurant (Wild Note Café) right next door.