Tucked in an alley in San Francisco's SOMA district, 330 Ritch boasts a full-service kitchen and hosts rock bands and hip-hop DJs.
After all these years, Berkeley's famous all-ages punk warehouse still draws crowds of kids to its weekly shows, featuring punk bands (both local and national). But the best thing about this volunteer-run, alcohol- and drug-free venue is its sense of history: The yellowing, graffiti-stained walls have been ragged and tagged by members of now-legendary bands like Screw 32, Green Day, and A.F.I.
An accordion shop that does repairs, offers lessons, and hosts live accordion music.
Built in 1917, this 511 seat theatre gets some of the best Broadway and off-Broadway shows around. Right at the throbbing center of the theatre district, by Union Square, this venue embodies the finest in SF live performance.
Amnesia is located right on Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District. It offers bluegrass and country music on Mondays. Tuesdays are generally reserved for karaoke. Wednesdays offer live jazz and late-night with Mitch Marcus' pick-up jazz session. Thursdays and Sundays have various live music from the indie scene in the city. Friday and Saturday have DJs and dancing. Some night have covers, so call ahead.
Located at the Douglas Beach House, the BDDS is a non-profit organization that brings classical and jazz performances to a San Francisco crowd, with an ocean-view to boot.
Shows usually cost $5 at this all-ages warehouse/gallery near the 16th St. Mission BART in SF, and the money often goes to benefit some worthy activist cause. Balazo 18 features a variety of punk, avant-garde, and underground acts, plus contemporary paintings by Dylan Anderson and Andres Cisneros. Spare, with a new floor, two couches, and a few crouching spaces to escape all the moshpit upheaval, this venue is relatively clean except for the pervasive smell of what appears to be eau de three-day-old corpse.
The Bayfront Theatre is located at the Fort Mason Center, a popular waterfront destination in San Francisco that hosts a variety of programs, events and performances. The Bayfront Theatre is home to the popular BATS improv and sketch comedy group.