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Freight and Salvage Coffee House

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2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704-1104
+1 510-644-2020
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Simply wonderful venue with a great mission

As a non-profit organization, Freight & Salvage puts on nearly nightly shows to promote music and... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2018
vetism
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San Francisco
What a grand place!

I visited for the first time Freight and Salvage Coffee House during the Bay Book Fair and was... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
GlobalGypsy_13
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San Diego, California
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Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704-1104
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+1 510-644-2020
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"serve coffee"
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"nice venue"
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"coffee bar"
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

As a non-profit organization, Freight & Salvage puts on nearly nightly shows to promote music and arts for the community. Staff members here are really friendly, and the venue itself is spectacular. Great sound system. Great acoustics. Great lighting. Comfortable seating with plenty of leg...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

I visited for the first time Freight and Salvage Coffee House during the Bay Book Fair and was quite happy. In addition to good acoustics/sound, the about 400 seats were comfortable with good views of the stage -- even from the last row. The lobby...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

The Freight has a long and storied history in hosting and encouraging live music performance. In addition to presenting music from many genres and cultures, the Freight also offers classes in everything from singing folk songs to playing the mountain dulcimer. It is an intimate...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

The Freight and Salvage is a non-profit entertainment venue. I do not think there us a bad seat in the house. I have sat in the front row directly in front of the stage (Trout Fishing In America); stood against the back wall (great place...More

1  Thank Gregory S
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

First time to "the Freight." It's a small auditorium (400 seats?), all general admission. Looked like there is not a bad seat in the house. Advice: doors open an hour before the show. Most seats filled for the show I attended, but not all. I...More

1  Thank David S
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

So I saw a cool show there the other day. I got there late so I wasn't first row or anything, but it did not matter. Great sound & lighting.

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

The Freight is an intimate (200 seat) venue for acoustic and roots music from around the world. In August alone I heard George WInston (solo jazz piano) and the B Minor Mass by Bach (classical), and took an awesome upright bass workshop.They have special kids'...More

1  Thank edwardsmom24
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

It is worth checking to see what is on here when you are in town. We saw great bluegrass music one night and old time rock & roll another time.

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Reviewed March 3, 2017

We saw our first concert last week at the Freight & Salvage and absolutely loved it. My husband had bought our tickets 6 months before and thought they were for reserved seats, so we arrived about 20 minutes before showtime. They turned out to be...More

Thank TisaMP
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Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

No bad seats (comfortable seats too) at the Freight! I arrived a half hour early and was able to sit where I wanted. The small bar has a good selection of items, including above average baked goods. The acoustics are wonderful and the Brazilian jazz...More

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Yes, wine and beer.
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