I really like this place despite the parking issues it presents (mostly street) and it's location. It's got that underground vibe to it, and if you have been to Gilman Street in Berkley it has that kind of vibe but way more grown up. Very DIY and fun to just hang out. Great bar selection, great little stage and upper terrace seating, outdoor patio (converted from part of the parking lot) with some seating. There is a lounge area that has old couches and stuff in it with a TV and a pool table nearby which gives this public venue a very private feeling. Great for a rock n roll show. But lately, they have been having pretty lame line ups. Whatever happened to Punk Rock Karaoke? That was fun
Posted: 7/26/2008 • Link to this review
Ok,it's seedy, but, bigger than Casbah, and cheaper than 4th&B. This is an excellent place to see a band. I saw Martha Davis (the Motels). The venue has a couch near the stage and chairs and couches in the back, on the other side of the huge bar. There is an open floor for dancing or moving up to see the band. We loved it! Most tickets seem to be $10-$20 which very affordable. True parking is on the street but if you are lucky you wont be too far away. Get yer dirnk on at Tio Leos first and Lot 81 next door where you can eat and have drinks.
Posted: 6/28/2008 • Link to this review
Instead of calling it Brick by Brick, a Hole in the wall is better: tucked away on a side street, this place is the kind where you might have seen Kurt Colbain practice in,,,for free. Large open space, local bands, chill crowd.
Posted: 6/16/2008 • Last edited: 7/21/2008 • Link to this review
This is one of those places that I like to go to listen to very good local musicians and with out the huge crowds of people waiting to get in. Staff is friendly and take care of you.
Posted: 5/23/2008 • Last edited: 6/18/2008 • Link to this review
I'm suprised they try to pull this place off as a show venue.. low ceilings and bad acoustics. Also half the club is pretty much unsed everytime I go there. At least there's a Santana's nearby..
Posted: 9/12/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This place has been San Diego's best live entertainment venues. This is a club but for those who are not in the clubbing scene and want to just chill and relax there is a lounge area.
Posted: 11/12/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review