About The Roof

Tin Roof is about giving musicians a place to play and a place to hang when they aren’t on stage. The tasty food, fun, eclectic environment, community of Regulars and friendly Crew have established the Roof as the place to be for musicians and non-musicians alike. Over the years, our stages have hosted the famous, the should have been famous, and everyone in between.

location and directions

We are located at 401 G Steet in an historic building from the 1880's in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter on the corner of 4th & G surrounded by San Diego's best bars, restaurants, hotels & attractions.  

live music

Live entertainment every night! Weeknights feature a mix of acoustic sets, full bands, local & national acts, and more! Weekend nights showcase the country's best bands playing your favorite songs live to keep the dance floor rockin' until last call!

We offer more live music for free than anywhere in San Diego.  Never a weekday or daytime cover for entry.  Only $5 on Friday & Saturday nights after 10 PM, but sign up for our Guest List in advance and get free weekend entry too!

Entertainment & Events Calendar


Our Chefs rock just as much as our musicians! We're open every daily from 11 AM-3 AM serving up made from scratch, southern inspired 'Better Than Bar Food' paired with the best live music in Nashville.  Menu highlights include our Nashville Hot Chicken, Chicken 'n Waffles, Dixie Biscuits, Wings & more!  Full Menu

So whether you're coming for the tunes, the food, a drink or just a good time, enjoy the Roof, ‘Where Everybody is Somebody’! Support live music and the musicians who bring it to us, and we hope we’ll see ya enough to call you a Regular!

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM-2 AM for lunch, dinner, & late night. Open 3 PM-2 AM Tuesday-Thursdays. All ages allowed daily until 9 PM then 21+ only from 9 PM-2 AM.

Park at the at the Horton Plaza Garage for $8

Please ask your server or bartender for a voucher