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Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

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Address: 99 Grove St., San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415-624-8900
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Major venue for a variety of famous acts and performers.

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Best venue I have seen a concert in

This place was awesome. I attended a Tool concert here and found it well run, filled with friendly helpful people, had a cozy area where you could gather with friends for a drink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen B
Kamloops, Canada

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Kamloops, Canada
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was awesome. I attended a Tool concert here and found it well run, filled with friendly helpful people, had a cozy area where you could gather with friends for a drink and great conversation. There were minimal wait time for drinks and toilets. The theatre area was small so no seat or vantage point was bad. They had... More 

Thank Karen B
Los Angeles
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A two day music event here and this was perfect venue! Room for everyone who attended, great layout, rooms for chilling, areas to sit, bars & food areas, staff was cordial, coat check was fast and efficient. All in all, a great experience.

Thank Jay K
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We staff and the venue is one of the best in the city. I have seen several shows at this venue. It is safe. The staff is helpful and friendly

Thank Timothy E
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We went here to see a Janet Jackson Concert. The Venue is nice and quaint enough to make it seem as though any seat in the house is a good one. My one complaint would be that they didn't have enough floor security, which lead to the isles becoming General Admission for some during the concert. Which being near the... More 

Thank Bird143
Sparks, Nevada
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I came to see Jack White here last weekend, and I was happy with the experience here. The seats are terribly uncomfortable and there are literally sixteen toilets for women in the the entire building. The staff made up for what the building lacked. Also, it is in kind of a bad part of town if you... More 

1 Thank u2fan1977
Phoenix, Arizona
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418 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It's kind of a one of a kind classic. It's not pretty though the exterior is kind of a neat period design. Way long ago it briefly housed the NBA team in town when they first arrived in San Francisco for a year or so. And that's what it looks like ... half of an old old basketball arena more... More 

1 Thank northernk
Veneta, Oregon, United States
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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I do like the location of BGCA. It's near the Mission & convenient to everything really. this is our second Phish 3 night run there. I learned if you take the elevator and accidentally get off on the wrong floor they yell really loud at you. ( oops sorry) That being said I can't say thanks enough to the security... More 

1 Thank TeriS372
Oak Park, California
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Saw Phish a few times. Great place. I was upset they roped every good seat on the upper level. If its general admission, then it should be for everybody. I show up first and every seat is already taken? Not cool!

2 Thank Bubble_Toes75
san francisco, ca.
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67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

...people to gather to watch large events with a stage and seats and lights and speakers and concession stands and programs and expensive prices to see acts from afar when you could watch them close-up on TV or youtube. If you are into convention centers, this is a great place for you to explore as it is kitty-corner from the... More 

1 Thank convert94
Poole, Dorset
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68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Good sized auditorium with plenty of bars and restrooms conveniently located. The sound and lighting were great and the views were good from most seats although some were restricted due to pillars.

2 Thank Schwing10

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