Neiman's offers live music in the Salon and seems to be a popular place for tourist and locals.
The variety offered; Live Salsa, Rock, Progressive/Underground, Hip Hop and Swing Dancing which includes lessons, throughout the week should guarantee something for everyone. Check their website for a list of the entertainment offered during your visit to Carlsbad.
During American Football season, Neiman's has a great deal; Football Night with reduced prices such as, $3 fajita bar & $2 drafts.
Dress Code: Dess as you would while going out for the evening.
This is was a really neat experience for me since I have never been to a Irish Pub. I tried some Irish brews, which I took too immediately. Excellent food was served and we all had a wonderful time since we were celebrating my niece's wedding keltic style. The service was excellent and so friendy. Wonderful staff they have. So if you in the area, you should checkout this place.
Dress Code: Casual attire:-)
The Alley is a small dance joint that only serves beer, wine and liquor. There's karoake on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and then the live music( Top 40/Pop) rolls in on Thursday-Saturday from 9pm on. There is a real mix of ages here from the young shaved head Marines to the grey haired guys hustling the 25 year old chics! The locals call the place the "Wrinkle Lounge" because you will find a lot of Grandmas out shaking a leg!There are several bouncers at the door checking ID, but No Cover! I never saw a fight there in a year.
Dress Code: No apparent dress code.
For the most part, Carlsbad nightlife is centralized in the so called Village of a few blocks. Before you get to the Village area coming up the coast on Pacific Coast Highway , take note of the new beach bar across from Tamarak Beach. It's prime location on Carlsbad Boulevard makes this a great sunset place to relax and smell the salt air.
At the intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Carlsbad Village Drive, the piÃ±atas and wrought-iron chandeliers of Fidel's Mexican Food & Cantina draw both professionals and casually dressed beachgoers. If your're too late to get a table stay and enjoy the fiesta-like atmosphere and firepit patio. Not far from here are Neimans, Coyote Bar & Grill, Boars Crossingn Bar and the Alley. Revelers typically spend time moving back and forth between these establishments.
'Party on' my friends.
Neimans is a little more upscale and is elegantly decorated. The building that holds Neimans was built in 1887 and is a historic centerpiece of Carlsbad. Around back and down one level is the Coyote Bar & Grill, somewhat of a 'meat market' .. The main draw: a firepit patio with live music that's never too loud. Across the street on Grand Avenue, the sizable Boars Cross'n Bar has five pool tables and live music.
Dress Code: California casual