Get out of the house and into the moment

We relish every opportunity to get people unplugged, out of their house and into the moment!


98 Bottles features an extensive selection of craft beer, fun wine and fine sake.

Join Us For Your Next Event

Interested in having your next event at 98 Bottles? Our split level venue can accommodate parties of all sizes and budgets!


There's always something happening in The Back Room...blues, jazz, sultry rock 'n roll, art, all the finest in live entertainment.


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Where is 98 Bottles?
We are located in the Northern part of Little Italy, in the Art & Design District at 2400 Kettner Blvd, Suite 110.  We are at the southern end of the same building that houses the Harley Davidson dealership. Kettner is a one-way street going south into downtown. We’re just south of the main intersection of Kettner & Laurel.

What about parking?
There is ample street parking all around 98 Bottles and it is free after 6pm and all day Sunday.  After 6pm all colored curbs (except red) are available for use.  If you prefer garage parking, there is the Airport Parking Garage just down the street at Kettner and Laurel where you can self-park for $9. (good for 24 hours.)

What’s The Back Room
The Back Room is our entertainment and event venue.  It is where we host a variety of entertainment from live music to art to spoken word, fashion shows, mixers, etc.  The Back Room is also available for rent for private parties and events.  For booking nformation contact

What times are the shows?
Most shows start at 8:00PM but some shows start at 7:00 7:30 or even 6:00 so be sure to check the calendar. The Back Room opens for seating one hour before each performance.  For best seating, plan to come early for dinner and drinks.

Is there a cover charge?
Usually there is a small cover charge that varies depending on the performer.  Some events are free.  You can view a full calendar listing with times and cover charges on the calendar page of our website

Is there a minimum?
We require a minimum purchase of $10 per person

Can I get food in The Back Room?
Yes, our entire food menu is served in The Back Room.

What’s on the food menu?
All of our dishes are freshly prepared in house with locally grown and organic ingredients as much as possible.  We change our menu seasonally.  We offer delicious dips, nuts, olives, cheese platters, flatbread pizzas, salads and delicious beer brownies

Can I buy tickets to the shows in The Back Room?
No, we do not sell tickets but instead collect a small cover charge at the door.

Can I make a reservation?
We do not take reservations so come early for dinner and drinks to get the best seats.  The Back Room is a very intimate space set with all 2-top tables that can be put together for larger parties.

Is there standing room available?
No for your comfort and safety we limit The Back Room capacity to the number of chairs available which his just under 100.

Is there a dress code?
No, whatever makes you comfortable works for us as long as you are wearing shoes and all the important parts are covered.

Who do I contact to get booked at 98 Bottles?
Send information and demo materials to

Is 98 Bottles a 21 and up venue?
Yes, we are a bar and everyone served must be 21 or older and everyone must have appropriate identification.

Can I purchase gift cards?
Absolutely! Gift cards can be purchased in any denomination in person at 98 Bottles, ask your bartender or server.