Tin Roof Live Music Venue Abruptly Shutters In San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

October 21, 2023

After nearly a decade in business, Tin Roof "Live Music Joint" has abruptly shuttered in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. 

In summer 2014, Nashville-based chain Tin Roof opened a location the 11,000 square foot space that previously housed Rock Bottom Brewery in the 1890s-era Carriage Works building in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. The live music venue, bar and restaurant offered three full-service bars, a 3,000 square-foot mezzanine level and a colorful interior filled with an extensive, ever-changing collection of found art.

Tin Roof permanently closed this week without any public announcement. There is no word on the reason for the sudden closure, but there is a rumor that a new operator has taken over the space and will soon reopen the establishment as a Holiday-themed destination before rebranding it in the New Year to a new bar & restaurant concept.

In 2002, the first Tin Roof opened near Nashville's famed Music Row to give musicians a place to play and hang out when they weren't on stage. The company has since opened more than 20 branches of the live music bar and restaurant across 14 states.

Tin Roof sat at 401 G Street in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. For more information, visit tinroofbars.com.