If you are a fan of live music and you’re in San Diego, Music Box should already be on your radar. If it’s not, time to go check the place out! We attended for our first time last weekend and I was so impressed with the venue, the service, the food and beverages, everything. Here’s a peek inside Music Box as we experienced it while watching performances by both Total Distortion and No Duh.
Music Box is a 3-story venue, which makes it really unique as there are several different ways to experience a show. You enter at floor level and there is plenty of standing room in front of the stage as well as first-come, first-served seating on the perimeter of the room. The second level overlooks the stage and consists of reserved seating areas that seat up to 6 people in each space. The top level is primarily used for private groups and includes a nice outdoor terrace as well.
There is a gorgeous bar on the floor level of Music Box and another bar on the 3rd level that can be used for private events. We sampled a few drinks including the Paloma and Moscow Mule on draft that were both great. I also tried the Hot Blooded Margarita which was a definite fave of mine! Service was great and efficient both in the open seating area by the stage where we were seated as well as at the bar.
Food is also available for purchase and we were lucky enough to try some of it, including both the kobe and pulled pork sliders and their amazing garlic truffle fries. Seriously, even if you aren’t hungry, you have to try the fries here! It might be tough to grab a bite at Music Box if you are in the standing room only area, but if you end up nabbing seats, it’s much easier. There seemed to also be room at the bar the night we were there as another option.
Both performances that we watched were amazing, and even more so being in such an intimate venue. The lead singer of No Duh even took a moment to sit on the front of the stage and invite people up for selfies in the middle of her performance, it was great! The acoustics are top-notch with the design of the space and the musically themed art on the walls adds a nice touch to the space. No matter where you are seated at Music Box, you can’t help but feel a connection with the performers.
Whether you’re planning a fun night out with friends or searching for a spot to host a private event in San Diego, Music Box is the place! They are located in the Little Italy area of San Diego at 1337 India Street. For a full schedule of upcoming performances, visit the Music Box calendar, there’s definitely something for everyone! If you pay them a visit soon, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I received complimentary tickets to attend a show at Music Box in exchange for this post, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.