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Freight and Salvage Coffee House

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Address: 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704-1104
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+1 510-644-2020
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

Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really...

Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.

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The place in the San Francisco for live music

The Freight and Salvage has a long history of featuring the very best of live acoustic music (plenty of electric music also). They host concerts almost every night and many... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 26, 2016
San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The Freight and Salvage has a long history of featuring the very best of live acoustic music (plenty of electric music also). They host concerts almost every night and many nationally recognized musicians got there start here. The focus and attention here on the concert experience, no noisy espresso machines, no wait staff, just awesome music! Do not miss the... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine treated me to a concert here. Iris DeMent along with her two accompaniment were the scheduled group to play. The Freight & Salvage venue is small maybe a hundred or so seating capacity. There is a quaint little coffee shop inside the main hall and a small stage. It's a great place to take friends and... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

A few days prior to departing for a recent Northern California vacation, I happened to see Bill Kirchen, Austin de Lone and Bobby Black were playing the Freight and Salvage on the first night of our trip. The F&S online ticket system was easy to use and all I had to do was have my name checked off the will... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

With a history of acoustic folk music Freight and Salvage presents both traditional acoustic music in many idioms Their choice of performers is suburb and the sound sightless and comfortable seating cannot be matched anywhere in the bay area.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Freight and Salvage has offered excellent music for many years, focusing on performers who play smaller venues. The new F&S on Addison Street offers a good open sound room with outstanding acoustics. We were there for an Old Time music day and enjoyed the performers more because of the excellent setting.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

I have been here a few times for various shows and always enjoyed the venue. There is plenty of seating and the way it is laid out most all seats give a very good to good view of the stage. It's relatively small so even the seats at the back are not too far from the stage. We were here... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Always excellent sound in this small venue. Great variety of music, very reasonable ticket prices, small surcharges. Seats are comfy too. This is always a great spot for music.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

I went to Freight and Salvage for the live taping of Kamau Bell's Kamau Now podcast. They had a full audience and a series of people. Simple venue but nice for smaller events.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

It's more than a coffee house, but not as formal as a concert hall. You can take a drink to your seat, relax, and enjoy wonderful music. It has a different musical group just about every night. There's folk, jazz, latin, country -- just about every kind of music. One of our favorite places to go for live music. It... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

We love Freight and Salvage. The music and ambience are laid back and relaxed, for a quieter, simple evening. They also provide classes on subjects not taught many if any other places, celtic singing, banjo, different types of poetry and writing, etc. It's just a kitchy, fun, down home place to spend some time evenings or for a class. And... More 

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