Panama 66 – Balboa Park
Spending a summer evening in Balboa Park got even better thanks to Panama 66. Located next to the San Diego Museum of Art, Panama 66 features live music Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, from some of San Diego’s finest musicians including award-winning jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos’ Young Lions Jazz Series. The food is equally as tasty such as the Wagyu Burger, the juiciest Imperial Wagyu Beef Burger you’ll likely ever have. Top it all off with one of San Diego’s finest Craft Beers on tap, such as Coronado Brewing Company’s Stingray IPA.
Tin Roof San Diego- Downtown San Diego
Bust out your Stetson hat, Western boots and saddle on over to the Tin Roof San Diego in Downtown San Diego. While Country music is the staple at this laid back, casual joint (for Gaslamp standards), they do feature other styles of music such as Rock, Top 40 and local bands, too. Feel free to grab a table and order some beyond-pub-food fare such as the Citrus Mezcal Shrimp G Street Tacos, featuring a tasty citrus mezcal prepared Shrimp with Mango Pico de Gallo. Tip: start your Sunday morning right at the Live Music Sunday Brunch.
The Coyote Bar and Grill – Carlsbad Village
What better way than to spend the day on the beach and top it off with live music on an outdoor patio. The Coyote Bar and Grill and Grill in the Carlsbad Village features live music 5 nights a week, from classic rock cover bands, to top 40 variety, blues and country-tinged rock bands, all outside on the people-watching patio hot spot. The Texas Ranch Steak, with its juicy, choice cut of sirloin steak grilled with Achiote Chili Butter, Red Chili Onion Strings, grilled veggies, Sweet-n-Spicy Coleslaw, and a mix of Southwestern Fries and Sweet Potato Fries is the perfect match for the Blues music wafting in the sweet, summertime coastal breeze.
Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room – La Mesa
Grill your own steak the way you want it while bobbing your head to the swinging live music sounds in the room. At the Riviera Supper Club and Turquoise Room in La Mesa, you can do just that with a tasty cocktail in hand, too. This lively hot spot has live local music 5 nights a week, from Jazz to Blues and Rockabilly to Beatles-inspired jams. You don’t have to grill your own meat if you don’t want to. Try another menu item such as the Riviera Meatloaf, a delectable Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf (!) served with house-made garlic horseradish, mashed potatoes and side of veggies.