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NADA 2015

Where to Watch Live Music: Music Lover


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So you're a live music fan, huh? Oh, and you like stand up comedy, too?

You've come to the right place! Below you will find a list of San Francisco's best live music venues and top comedy clubs that will have you laughing until your stomach hurts!


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The Fillmore


The Fillmore on Yelp

The Fillmore was a dance hall in the 1930s and a roller rink through the 1940s but emerged as the pinnacle of creative music making in the late 1960s. Fast forward to 1994, The Fillmore reopened with The Smashing Pumpkins and also played host to Chris Isaak, Huey Lewis and the News, Radiohead, Dave Chappelle and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - who own the most appearances award.

Come see why Ben Harper said, "I have always loved The Fillmore and its history. San Francisco is one of the greatest cities in the world and it felt like the right place for us to set sail."

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

1805 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94115 (2.4 miles from NADA 2015)

Phone: (415) 346-6000


Bill Graham Civic Auditorium


Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Yelp

The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is an extravagant multi-purpose amphitheater or arena that adds character to the 99 Grove Street in San Francisco, where it is located. This arena has housed the exemplary NBA team the Golden State Warriors from 1964 to 1966.

Today, it is the most preferred destination for sporting events, corporate meeting, tradeshows and above all live concerts. The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium comprises of an aesthetic charm like no other and is considered to be an important landmark in San Francisco. Hence it provides the perfect backdrop for music lovers and topnotch performers that the world has seen.

It has the reputation of playing host to the crème de la crème of the music world, ranging from the country music solo artists to the bad boys of the rock and roll fame. This magnificent area has the ability to hold up to 7,000 people and hence has turned into a Mecca for Live Music Concerts.

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

99 Grove St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 (1.3 miles from NADA 2015)

Phone: (415) 624-8900


San Francisco Symphony


San Francisco Symphony on Yelp

Per their official website, the San Francisco Symphony sets the highest possible standard for excellence in musical performance at home and around the world; Enriches, serves, and shapes cultural life throughout the spectrum of Bay Area communities; Maintains financial stability and gains public recognition as a means of ensuring its ability to fulfill its mission. Music Director Michael TIlson Thomas leads one of the finest orchestras in the world!

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102 (1.4 miles from NADA 2015)

Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
Sunday: 2 hours prior to concerts
Phone: (415) 554-0108


The Independent


The Independent on Yelp

The Independent is one of the underrated music venues in the city. As heard on Yelp, it has a "full bar with ample space, the atmosphere is unbeatable, sounds is amazing, and the staff are a friendly bunch."

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

628 DIvisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117 (2.5 miles from NADA 2015)

(415) 771-1421


The Chapel


The Chapel on Yelp

The Chapel is a new live music venue, restaurant, and neighborhood bar located in the heart of the Mission District. The Chapel occupies an historic 1914 building that was originally built as a mortuary and has now been stunningly renovated by veteran Bay Area commercial real estate developer and restaurateur Jack Knowles. The beautiful chapel with its 40-foot high arched ceiling has been converted to a music room with mezzanine, while the rest of the building has been remodeled to hold a restaurant, neighborhood bar, and an outdoor dining patio.

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

777 Valencia St. (between 18th St. and 19th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110 (2.4 miles from NADA 2015)

(415) 551-5157




Slim's on Yelp

Opened in 1988 by legendary R&B artist Boz Scaggs, Slim’s is a live music nightclub dedicated to providing the public with excellent service, a friendly atmosphere, good food & drinks, and the finest of American Roots Music, Blues, R&B, Cajun/Zydeco, Jazz, Alternative, Metal, Hip-Hop, Pop and more.

Slim’s has been voted Best Bar & Club, Best Sound and Best Music Venue many times throughout the years by publications like Pollstar Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. The club is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco, a hub of nightlife in the city, within easy access or parking and public transportation.

The premises consist of an open floor on our main level. Slim’s offers a full bar and kitchen with bar menu, table service (limited availability) and a nightly Happy Hour that runs for the first hour after doors open.

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

333 11th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 (1.3 miles from NADA 2015)

Phone: (415) 255-0333


The Warfield


The Warfield on Yelp

The Warfield is a 2250 person venue and has been a San Francisco institution for 86 years. Opened on May 13, 1922, it was built by showman and theatre chain owner Marcus Loew, who named the showplace after his old friend David Warfield, a native San Franciscan who began as an usher and grew to be one of the greatest silent film actors of his time. The Warfield was originally built as a vaudeville and movie palace and became a concert hall in 1979 when Bill Graham Presents booked a two week run of shows with Bob Dylan. The esteemed hall has been rocking ever since.

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

982 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94102 (0.7 miles from NADA 2015)

Phone: (415) 345-0900


Cobb's Comedy Club


Cobb's Comedy Club on Yelp

Come one, come all! Over the years, Cobb's Comedy Club has featured The Wayans Brothers, the Sklar Brothers, and Norm Macdonald, among others. It boasts casual atmosphere, full bar (2 drink minimum), and enjoys an average noise level.

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

915 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133 (2.2 miles from NADA 2015)

Phone: (415) 928-4320


Punch Line


Punch Line on Yelp

Punch Line has played host to some of the best local and world-famous comedians including Dave Chappelle and Robin Williams. It is a great venue for groups because it has a casual ambience, the noise level is average, and the club has a full bar (2 drink minimum).

Locations, Hours & Contact Info.

444 Battery St.
San Francisco, CA 94111 (2.0 miles from NADA 2015)

Phone: (415) 397-7573