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Freight and Salvage Coffee House

2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-2020
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Ranked #4 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Type: Concerts
Description: Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
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Berkeley, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As people say: Check the schedule, you should find something of interest, and possibly new to you. They have been in Berkeley since the late 60´s but the current location has a real sound system and the venue has be actually designed for performance (not an old garage, like the early years). Berkeley is the home of Meyer Sound and... More

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SF Bay area
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Not many venues like this. Something new almost every night in a wonderful new theater. Many great choices for everyone. Marty

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Brilliant acoustics with its wood lined walls . Listened to amplified music and for a change it was a great sound at the correct volume. Brilliant legroom and the seating was perfect. A great community venue and for someone from overseas it was a the perfect evening.

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Berkeley, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Check the schedule and when you see something you like, grab it. The Freight sells out their most popular shows, but continues with a full schedule of great music all week. Plus, they are a great asset to the community, hosting student music programs as well.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited for the monthly Berkeley singer-songwriter competition, and were pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the talent and the quality of the venue. Definitely not your average coffee shop.

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Piedmont, California
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117 reviews 117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I'd give the Freight 6 stars, or even 10, if I could. A huge range and selection of great music, reasonably priced shows almost every night of the week, name bands in a small venue (less than 500 seats) where you can chat up the musicians at intermission. We were there last week to see a band that will be... More

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San Jose, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you are sick of tickets that start in the hundreds.......like I am. Come on over to Freight and Salvage! Old school folk music, fresh American writers, no bad seats....beautiful off beat venue. Heard some Jim Bruno and Maurice Tani on the stage .....like they were in the living room. So nice to go somewhere and not feel ripped off... More

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Albany, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The sound at the Freight and Salvage is fantastic. Never too loud, always pleasing to the ear, nice spacious seating, always a good view. If you are hearing an artist you love - you will walk away loving them more after hearing them live here

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Berkeley, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We won tickets to Classical at the Freight. Enjoyed the quality of the music and the acoustics. Great place to hear music live!

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San Jose, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Small theatre, good seating with lots of leg room, great accoustics, up close and personal to the stage, resonably priced. We walked from our hotel (The Shattuck Plaza), picked up our tickets at the office, walked down the street for a quick pizza dinner, had a great time listening to Vienna Teng, walked back through downtown, stopped for gellato. This... More

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