10 Smaller Music Venues – SF

 July 26, 2016
Posted by jenn

Big concerts are always fun but sometimes you want an intimate way to see a show. Luckily enough some of the smaller venues in San Francisco often have big headliners. Here are some of the best places to get that close-nit show feel.

Bottom of the Hill

From indie rock to hip-hop, this popular club offers a range of live music, plus outdoor seating.


Address: 1233 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
The Independant 
Intimate, no-frills music venue with a full bar that features indie & emerging acts.
Address: 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
The Fillmore
The Fillmore is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California, made famous by Bill Graham. Originally named the Majestic Hall, it became the “Fillmore Auditorium” in 1954 when Charles Sullivan … Wikipedia
Address: 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94115
From gypsy jazz to indie rock, this red-lit Mission music club hosts live bands.
Address: 853 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The Great American Music Hall
Once host to the Grateful Dead, this ornately decked concert venue now books modern mainstream acts.
Address: 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109
The Lost Church
Intimate, 50-seat theater with folding chairs & a warm decor offering unique theater & music.
Address: 65 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94103
The Hotel Utah Saloon
Intimate, circa-1908 bar & music venue offering indie live acts, cheap beers & burgers.
Address: 500 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
R&B legend Boz Scaggs founded this club that stages shows with genres ranging from folk to metal.
Address: 333 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Rickshaw Stop
Indie bands & DJs rock crowds in a small, funky space that also offers food & lounge areas.
Address: 155 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Thee Parkside
Watering hole with a backyard & a small stage hosting bands spanning indie, punk, metal & country.
Address: 1600 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Whether these venues are new or old, they’re worth checking out.