Sunday Night can be a slow night for live music in most cities, including San Diego and its Gaslamp entertainment district. While locals are headed home to get ready for Monday morning’s alarm to work, the many tourists and conventioneers are finished with business, and ready for a night out!
Luckily, the Gaslamp has quite a few venues offering a variety of entertainment. Starting on Fourth Avenue, and heading back up Fifth Avenue you can find a number spots offering a variety of entertainment.
Hennessey’s SpeakEasy has a jam session featuring a mix of musicians performing live music including Rock & Roll, Blues, R&B and Jazz. On Fourth at ‘F’ Street the music starts at 9pm and continues to 1am. There is a full bar in the Speakeasy, and a restaurant next door in Hennessey’s.
Down the street at the ‘Shout House’ you can find ‘dueling pianos’. The lively crowd is perfect for groups. The piano players take requests and tips to speed up the process. The crowd can sing along in a raucous and bawdy.atmosphere. Big tippers get special attention and can get on stage to sing along. Informal and fun, with a crowd not afraid to let loose.
A few blocks away on Fifth Avenue is the newly moved and renovated Cafe Sevilla. Here you’ll find Spanish Guitar in a themed restaurant. Beautifully decorated and made to feel as if you were in Spain. A balcony inside offers a view of the crowd and musicians below, and beautiful art work. A relaxing place to have dinner with music that allows conversation..Down below street level is a Disco club with all the lights and color to energize a night of music and dance. There is a cover charge in the club.
Back up Fifth Avenue is Jimmy Love’s, specializing in R & B and Blues. It has a bar and restaurant. There is room for those who inspired to dance to the music. Atmosphere is casual.
A block away is one of the originals in the Gaslamp, ‘Croce’s’. The Mature crowd in this club come for the jazz. Classy and sophisticated, there is no cover charge if you have dinner at the restaurant next door.
Next door is Patrick’s, a small, cozy ‘hole-in-the-wall’ with an appreciative crowd. They offer some of San Diego’s best R & B and Blues music. A full bar here, with no restaurant.There is a small floor for some dancing. Friendly and relaxed atmosphere where you enjoy meeting and talking to new people.
Sunday nights in the Gaslamp, a good bet you’ll find a spot offering something for everyone.