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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
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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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Long time venue in new state of the art sound room

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2016
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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California
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was our first visit to Freight and Salvage Coffee House and we really liked it. We went to see Stan Ridgway and it was very good. The venue is really nice. It only seats around 400 and they make sure everyone has a place to sit down. It's Theater seating and they sell beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages and... More 

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Dayton, Nevada
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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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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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