Imperial House

Lounge, Piano Bar, American
$ $ $
505 Kalmia St (at 5th Ave)
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-3525
4:00pm - 10:30pm
4:00pm - 10:30pm
4:00pm - 10:30pm
4:00pm - 1:30am
5:00pm - 1:30am


  • Check out the cocktail lounge on Friday or Saturday nights. Come casually cool, casual, or ultra-cool! Go for the drinks after 9:30pm and listen to the piano man himself, Rick Lyons. Kinda "old-school
  • Ask Rick Lyon to sing the Theme from Shaft.
  • Rick Lyon has the best gig in SD! Can't go wrong with a Neil Diamond request!
  • Chad Deal spotlights Imperial House and Rick Lyon in this week's Reader!
  • The Dresden of San Diego, Rick Lyon rocks!
  • Great place to enjoy some good lounge acts and good drinks from Jimmy
  • Might just be me, but I'd appreciate a host/ess or some sort of service I don't have to seek out after 10 minutes of waiting around.
  • Filipe pours the best martini in town.
  • Epic evening!!!
  • Good chicken wings, the service was outstanding and the piano man was awesome
  • lounge menu til midnite on fridays & saturdays
  • Rick. Lyon. That's all.
  • Best version of "Popsicle Toes" ever!!!
  • Well what can be said about this place that hasn't already been said about this place. Round up some adventurous friends and give their mystery dinner theater a go-round
  • If you been here, you know this. Two words: Rick Lyon!
  • Arrive at 10pm on Friday or Saturday night. Do not arrive before this time. Order a manhattan or straight bourbon neat. Shake your booty to the sweet sounds of Rick Lyons and his live music.
  • "Piano Man" Rick Lyon + stiff drinks = IH Fun for All on Friday and Saturday nights. So cheesy you'll need crackers. One of my favorite local things to do.

Nearby places

3537 5th Ave (at Ivy Ln)
2044 Kettner Blvd (btwn Hawthorn & Grape St)
2237 1st Ave (at Ivy St)