This establishment has closed. This page remains for historical records.
In 1991, Java Joe’s was located in Poway. The shop moved to Ocean Beach in 1994, then in 2000 reopened at a different location in O.B. (where Jason Mraz recorded two live albums). Eventually he moved to North Park for a while, and in 2016 he settled into the newest location at 2611 Congress Street in Old Town.
This locale was closed and a new venue named the Backdrop opened in its place in Autumn 2018.
- "Java 'the Magnet' Joe at 26 years old" · Dec. 7, 2017
- Jewel, Jason Mraz, Steve Poltz started at Java Joe’s · Oct. 4, 2017