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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
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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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Small and cozy venue

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Prague, Czech Republic
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44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank lakitalki
Berkeley, California
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank ginag1414
San Jose, California
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank Deb N
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank Tracy D
Dayton, Nevada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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Thank Katrina H
Olympia, Washington
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184 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 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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Thank WhirledTraveler4Peas
Albany, California
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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Thank AnnieAgard
Unity, Canada
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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Thank Aaron M
Berkeley, California
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25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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