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Freight and Salvage Coffee House

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Address: 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704-1104
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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Hours:
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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Great Venue With An Excellent Sound System

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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