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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 43 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Concerts
Description: Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
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tripper45
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Berkeley, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is such a great addition to the Berkeley Theater District. Right across the street from the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Freight and Salvage hosts a variety of really interesting performers, from country and western to blues to ragtime to rock and roll, and much much more with performers from around the world, The auditorium is in great shape and the... More

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Berkeley, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love everything about this place. Of course the music is terrific, but the building (and staff) makes a huge difference in the enjoyment of the concerts. The sound system/acoustics are excellent. There's not a bad seat in the house. It's a small place, but the seats are comfortable and you don't feel packed in. Was there last weekend to... More

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oakland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

They have a variety of American roots and roots derived music. The new place is visually very attractive with high ceilings and has good acoustics. But, there are two negatives. The seats have no arms, they are like dining table chairs. The wine they serve, as of a few months ago (I've been there since but haven't purchased any wine)... More

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Berkeley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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53 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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