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Live Music

Bars & Clubs

  • • Bottom of the Hill: Favorite place of young people to listen to live music and local hard rock.
  • • Boom Boom Room: Blues and jazzmen perform in this classy live setting located in the heart of the SF's jazz district.
  • • Biscuit and Blues: A great place to appreciate a show of performers in an intimate atmosphere (Downtown).
  • • Bimbo's: A glamorous club built in the 1930s where the latest in trendy music acts range from Chris Isaak and Macy Gray to big band swing (North Beach).
  • • Café du Nord: Eclectic live music in a classic lounge ambience. Small bands on tour perform for a plugged in crowd (Castro).

Concert Venues

  • • The Fillmore: An old institution revitalized to host mid-size rock concerts. Great place to imagine the 1960s atmosphere (Fillmore).
  • • The Warfield: One of the last surviving vaudeville palaces in SF. It features a dance floor, limited seating and a balcony to enjoy shows (Civic Center).
  • • Great American Music Hall: The oldest and grandest nightclub in SF. One of the last surviving vaudeville palaces in SF. Welcomes artists such as Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie or Robin Williams to name a few. (Civic Center).

Comedy clubs

San Francisco has several comedy clubs where big names and locals perform. This is a fun way to spend an evening with friends!

  • • Punch Line: National comics perform in an intimate setting. (Financial District)
  • • Cobb's Comedy Club: A top club for local comedy troupes. (North Beach)
  • • BATS Improv: The Bay Area's best improvisational theatre offers a fun alternative to weekend clubbing (Fort Mason Center).