Live Music Clubs in San Francisco

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San Francisco Live Music Clubs

Alphabetical list of live music clubs and venues in San Francisco. 

853 Valencia (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: (415) 970-0012
Intimate music room with live music, entertainment, DJs on weekends- bluegrass, rock, jazz, dance in the heart of the Mission District.
Amnesia Calendar

1025 Columbus (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94133
Tel: (415) 474-0365
A swanky Art Deco nightclub with a large dance floor, hosting concerts and other special events in SF's North Beach neighborhood since 1931.

401 Mason Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 292-BLUES (2583)
Voted #1 blues club by the Blues Foundation, Biscuits & Blues is an intimate venue showcasing Southern cuisine and and the best regional and national blues acts for all ages. Located in downtown's Union Square.
Biscuits & Blues Calendar

1601 Fillmore (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel: (415) 673-8000
Live blues, boogie,groove and soul with dancing in San Francisco's historic Fillmore District.
Boom Boom Room Calendar

1233 17th Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: (415) 621-4455
Original artists seven days a week - Rock, pop, funk and other styles, all in Potrero Hill.
Bottom of the Hill Calendar

2170 Market Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94114
Tel: (415) 861-5016
Nightclub and restaurant with live music, set in an old speakeasy. A second music venue, the Swedish American Hall, sits above it.
Cafe du Nord and Swedish American Hall Calendars

777 Valencia Street

San Francisco, CA 94110

Tel: (415) 551-5157

A former mortuary-turned-music studio with its own restaurant and patio, and performances by everyone from English singer Peter Murphy to the New Orleans’ Preservation Hall Jazz Band. In fact, this Mission District venue serves as their West Coast home.

1511 Haight Street (near Ashbury)
San Francisco, CA
Tel: (415) 552-6949
Live music from jazz to swing to bossa nova in a divey vintage-era bar in the Haight.

375 - 11th Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 626-1409
A long-running, late-night SOMA venue featuring live music of all types, drag shows, storytelling events, and more.
DNA Lounge Calendar

3158 Mission Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel: (415) 282-3325
Live (big band and acoustic) and dj music, film and art showings, comedy, drag, spoken word, jams and fundraisers. Did we mention the backyard patio?
El Rio Calendar

222 Mason Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (866) 663-1063
Classy nightclub in Union Square's Hotel Nikko showcasing cabaret, jazz, comedy and popular music entertainment.
Feinstein's at the Nikko Calendar

1805 Geary (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tel: (415) 346-6000
Iconic ballroom featuring acts in all genres - rock, blues, country, alternative, etc; free souvenir posters after sold-out performances, and complimentary apples at every show. Located within the city's historic Fillmore District.
Fillmore Calendar

859 O'Farrell (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Tel: (415) 885-0750
Live bands, rock, alternative, acoustic, roots and more performed in an opulent and extraordinarily elegant venue that was once both a jazz club and a bordello. It's the sister establishment of Slim's.
GAMH Calendar

500 Fourth Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94107
Live rock, open mics, and a slew of good stories in the more-than-century old Hotel Utah building in SoMa.
Hotel Utah Calendar

628 Divisadero (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94117
Tel: (415) 771-1422
A beloved no-frills club for Indie, rock, alternative, and larger names like Beck and John Legend along what's now known as “Divisadero Corridor” in the heart of the flourishing NOPA neighborhood.
Independent Calendar

444 Jessie Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 625-8880
Live and electronic music in all genres, two state-of-the-art sound systems and stellar lighting. This live music venue and nightclub also hosts private events.
Mezzanine Calendar

406 Clement Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel: (415) 387-6343
Two-story club with regular live music, open mic nights, karaoke, and salsa classes.
Neck of the Woods Calendar

At Bay & Lyon Streets (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94123
Various performances such as theater, dance, comedians, and live music, including acts such as Billy Idol and Todd Rundgren. The Palace itself is one of the city's most notable landmarks.
Palace of Fine Arts Calendar

Pier 23 on the Embarcadero (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Tel: (415) 362-5125
DJs, Rock, jazz, reggae, hip-hop along the Embarcadero waterfront, with an iconic neon sign and a seaside patio.
Pier 23 Calendar

116 Clement Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94118
Tel: (415) 751-1122
An authentic Irish pub featuring live music that includes rock, acoustic, traditional, and dance.
Plough & Stars Calendar

155 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
A veteran SF nightclub and intimate venue showcasing breaking new bands and indie music, including such alum as Calvin Harris, Arctic Monkeys, the Killers, and Amy Winehouse.
Popscene Calendar

1290 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
A stunning Beaux Arts venue with tear drop chandeliers and 35-foot-high ceilings hosting performances from hip-hop to reggae, and even musical parodies.
Regency Ballroom Calendar

155 Fell (at Van Ness) (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 861-2011
Live band, rock, alternative, and DJs in a former TV studio, complete with towering ceilings and a mezzanine.
Rickshaw Stop Calendar

1111 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94108

Tel: (415) 343-7582

Both a meeting space for the California Freemasons and a 3,300-person Live Nation concert venue, the Masonic underwent a complete renovation in 2014 and now attracts acts like Elvis Costello and Broadway’s Sarah Brightman.

333 - 11th Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: (415) 255-0333
First founded by R&B artist Boz Scaggs in the late '80s, Slim's has hosted performances by everyone from Patti Smith to Pearl Jam. Most nights of the week the performers are lesser-known, but still impressive, and range from hard-core punk to hip-hop.
Slim's Calendar

982 Market Street (club map)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 775-7722
One of SF's most renowned music venues, Mid-Market's Warfield originally opened in 1922 as a showcase for vaudeville. Today its hosts acts like Snow Patrol, Judas Priest, and The Gypsy Kings.
Warfield Calendar

201 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA
Tel: (866) 920-5299

A dedicated jazz performance and education center at the cusp of Hayes Valley and Civic Center that's also the home of SF Jazz, which hosts jazz-related workshops, photography exhibits, concerts, and anything else genre-related.

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Greek Theatre – Berkeley (Spring/Summer)

Hearst & Gayley
Berkeley CA 94720
Outdoor amphitheatre in downtown Berkeley with a variety of acts, including rock, hip hop, blues, reggae, jazz, and both grass and stone bench seating.

2025 Broadway (at 20th)
Oakland, CA
Tel: (510) 465-6400
A stunning 1931 Art Deco concert venue in Oakland that's featured everyone from Earth, Wind & Fire to Bruce Springsteen. Live music, broadway shows, comedy, and other events.

Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View (Spring/Summer)

One Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Large concert venue (60 acres) with large tent structure and a variety of acts and performances, including big name acts and music festivals like Dead & Company, Santana, and the Vans Warped Tour.

Sleeptrain Pavilion - Concord (Spring/Summer)

2000 Kirker Pass Road
Concord, CA 94521
A large and seasonal outdoor concert pavilion featuring a variety of acts, including Peter Frampton, Sammy Hagar, and Florence and the Machine.

The Mountain Winery – Saratoga (Summer/Fall)

14831 Pierce Road
Saratoga, CA
Located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, this outdoor winery venue hosts a variety of musical acts in the summer and fall, including rock, soul, alternative, and world music.
Mountain Winery Calendar

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Live Music Clubs - Berkeley & Oakland

21 Grand

416 25th Street (at Broadway)
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 444-7263
Interdisciplinary arts, performances and alternative music

Anna’s Jazz Island (Berkeley)

2121 Allston Way (near Shattuck)
Berkeley, CA
Telephone: (510) 841-JAZZ
Live jazz every night at 8:00p, featuring local musicians.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

1317 San Pablo Avenue (near Gilman)
Berkeley, CA
Telephone: (510) 525-5054
Award-winning world music and roots venue, all ages welcome.

Cafe van Kleef

1621 Telegraph Avenue (between 16th & 17th)
Oakland, CA
Map & Directions
Jazz, rock, blues, contemporary in a cafe setting

Cal Performances – UC Berkeley

Zellerbach, Greek Theatre & Wheeler Auditorium
Jazz, ballet, theater, rock and other performances

Freight & Salvage (Berkeley)

1111 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA
Telephone: (510) 548-1761
Live music in a variety of genres, bluegrass, folk, classical.

Greek Theatre - BERKELEY

Hearst & Gayley
Berkeley CA 94720
Outdoor amphitheatre with a variety of acts - rock, hip hop, blues, reggae, jazz

Paramount Theatre

2025 Broadway (at 20th)
Oakland, CA
Telephone: (510) 465-6400
Concert venue with live music, broadway shows, comedy, and other events.

Shattuck Down Low

2284 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Telephone: (510) 548-1159
Live music on Fridays and Saturdays, DJs, karaoke.

Starry Plough (Berkeley)

3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Telephone: (510) 841 -2082
Irish dance and music, live acts on Fridays and Saturdays in various genres, open mic night on Tuesdays.

Uptown Nightclub (Oakland)

1928 Telegraph
Telephone: (510) 451-8100
Rock, R&B, hip hop, roots reggae, dancehall.

Yoshi’s (Oakland)

510 Embarcadero West (between Washington & Clay)
Oakland, CA
Telephone: (510) 238-4551
Premiere jazz venue and Japanese restaurant. 

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