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Freight and Salvage Coffee House

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Address: 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone Number: (510) 644-2020
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that...
Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
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Outstanding venue for listening to music!

We made our first trip to Berkeley to see specific musicians playing at Freight & Storage. It was a great experience. We really like respectful audiences and more intimate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Dayton, Nevada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We made our first trip to Berkeley to see specific musicians playing at Freight & Storage. It was a great experience. We really like respectful audiences and more intimate venues to listen to our favorite musicians. This was perfect. We met many like-minded people in the audience and talked at length with others about other folk/roots musicians they had seen.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I was really looking forward to seeing shows at this venue. I spent a week in Berkeley and my plan was to go every night. But, the first show I went to started 15 minutes late, the break was 35 minutes after the band announced they'd be back in 15 minutes and no one really seemed to care. Food and... More 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Over the years, the Freight has evolved from a crowded, scrappy bar with a stage down on San Pablo to a comfy downtown concert hall with a good sound system and drinks and snacks at the back. I miss the old days, but the music is still just fine.

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Unity, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went to see country crooner Billy Joe Shaver here in August 2014 on a SF trip. Met him as he pulled right up outside with his band in their tour van. The facility was very accommodating with our ticket requests and questions, the venue is spacious and well laid out, not a poor seat in the house even though we... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Music generally, but not always aimed at the "older" crowd - that is folk and rock. But young people can enjoy as well. Check it out, see who is playing. If it attracts - go! You won't be disappointed.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Freight is among the best music venues in the Bay Area: great sound system, comfortable seating, excellent sight lines, and the best and most diverse talent.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The F&S is a great place to hear live music, both American and World. It's a comfortable and friendly place that is now in it's final and third home, and has been a Berkeley mainstay for four decades. BART is around the corner, and many buses also service Berkeley's downtown

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Freight and salvage always draws great acts. Generally a bit of an older crowd and its set up like an auditorium so not really conducive to getting up and dancing at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Seating only around 400, and every seat a good one, the freight is an awesome concert experience. The sound is always excellent and I have never failed to leave a show unhappy. The freight also has special programs and classes for kids. Check it out!

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tripper45
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

FSCH is an amazing place to hear music of many kinds and attend benefits and functions. Every seat is a good listening seat in the house. There is also beer and wine and snacks. We will be returning. There are parking garages for about $10 a night, or if you are lucky street parking. And everyone was so friendly.

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