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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 #5 of 42 attractions in Berkeley
Type: Concerts
Description: Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Berkeley, California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
126 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I had no idea that Freight and Salvage even existed until my wife took me there to see Vienna Teng perform. While the show was slightly disappointing (she was fantastic but they performed too many numbers from the musical she co-wrote, i.e. we heard too much of other people siningg and not enough of her) the venue was great. The... More

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Felton, California
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301 reviews 301 reviews
140 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This was our first trip to F&S and it was areal treat. Very good seating. Great acoustics. Very friendly staff. Good location in the "arts" district of downtown Berkeley. Garage next door offers $5 parking but paying to get out of there is a real hassle. No real food; just snacks and beer & wine. A great experience and worth... More

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Oakland, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Located steps away from some of Berkeley’s best eateries (from pizza joints to upscale cafés and ethnic cuisines of all descriptions), F&S is a longtime standby for great music. The old warehousey joint down by San Pablo was an institution in itself, hosting some of the greatest alternative acts in the country and beyond. For decades, the place to go... More

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Berkeley, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great for a night out in downtown Berkeley. Lots of singer/songwriter kinds of acoustic music(folk,country,bluegrass,etc) Not a bad seat in the house! Reasonable ticket prices.Near many eateries.

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Berkeley, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Freight and Salvage built themselves a beautiful new venue for musical performances a couple of years ago. Great acoustics, comfortable seating, not too big. It's located in the downtown Berkeley 'arts district' (i.e. across the street from Berkeley Rep Theater). Definitely recommended.

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San Francisco, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The BEST place to hear roots music! Every night there is a different show and every night it is terrific!! There just isn't anyplace like it!

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Oakland, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

This is a great place to hear all kinds of music. But even though they serve coffee , I think the name is a misnomer.... It seem more like a big music auditorium then an intimate café or coffee house... It was really bright when I went. anyway... awesome music.

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