The Shout House sells fun. It bills itself as a rock-n-roll, sing-along, dueling piano bar/nightclub that also provides complete production and talent services for corporate events and private parties. By involving the audience in its music, the Shout House allows audiences to actually be part of the entertainment.
Central to the facility are two grand pianos, where a pair of pianist-singers performs face to face in front of large mirrors. Their repertoire includes classic rock-n-roll favorites from the 1950s to current chart hits. Requests from customers drive the song selection, which continues non-stop, sometimes all night long, complemented by singing challenges, showmanship, and adult-oriented comedy.
The Shout House food menu consists of burgers, pizzas, salads, and appetizers. A full bar service is provided. The venue is frequently booked by groups for celebrations, from birthdays and anniversaries to bachelor/bachelorette parties and negative test results. A variety of specially branded merchandise is also available, including T-shirts, caps, sweatshirts, shot glasses, condoms, and ladies' thongs (in black only).
The Shout House is located in the Gaslamp Quarter at 655 4th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101. Opening hours are 7pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays; closed on Mondays. A cover charge of $5 applies on Thursday through Saturday.