Originally founded in 2010 as a speakeasy style retreat behind a clothing store in Riverside, Underbelly has been a pervasive cultural force in Jacksonville since its inception. Now, in its new location at the center of The Elbow in downtown Jax, it boasts a tremendous sound and lighting setup and routinely presents some of the regions finest bands. National acts are a regular treat here and the homey atmosphere offers an airy, comfortable space to take in some fantastic music.
They offer beer, liquor and occasionally food from their expansive bar, and it’s not uncommon to see the owner slaving away over a grill out back. There is no smoking inside, but they offer a nice space with seating and awnings out front.