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Bottom of the Hill

Bottom of the Hill

Rock Club, Music Venue, and Concert Hall · Potrero Hill
1233 17th St (at Missouri St), San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
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Closed until 8:30 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:30 PM–2:00 AM
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8.9/10

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    Chris W.
    "Easy to find free street parking nearby."(2 Tips)
    Toby C.
    "la la love the patio here"(7 Tips)
    Sharon
    "Tiny venue, cash bar, very intimate."(2 Tips)
    Mikey D.
    "Great San Francisco venue with plenty of beers on tap"(5 Tips)
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  • outdoor seating
  • beer
  • hot tubs
  • polish dogs
  • mac & cheese
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  • tofu
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  • Bloomingdale's

    Out-of-the-way, but easy to find – just look for the off-kilter neon sign attached to the blue wood-framed house. Inside is crammed with fans feasting on the up-and-coming bands, 7 nights a week.

    Bloomingdale's · August 18, 2010
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  • Sharon

    Tiny venue, cash bar, very intimate. The back patio is a nice touch. Stage is a little too high for my liking, but it's a dive venue that excels at being just that.

    Sharon · August 6, 2014
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  • Party Earth

    A trip to Bottom of the Hill is a must, but be wary of the location. Cars frequently get broken into outside the club, so don’t leave anything valuable in plain sight. Read more

    Party Earth · July 11, 2012
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  • Mazda

    Featuring up and coming acts from around the globe as well as in our own backyard, the music spans the spectrum from alternative, rock-a-billy, punk, and hard rock, to folk and funk and pop.

    Mazda · November 18, 2010
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  • SFist

    It's the place where your friend's band always plays and even though you go to all of their shows, he'll be pissed if you miss even one, so you totally know the routine by now. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
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  • Jared Z.

    This place is a little out of the way, and it sucks trying to catch a cab after the show (ride your bike!), but you're unlikely to get any closer to your favorite band.

    Jared Zimmerman · August 23, 2011
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  • Thrillcall

    Don't miss the openers. Bottom of the Hill is legendary for launching music careers! Seriously, their list of past shows is a who's-who in music today: http://bit.ly/oDg7Fn

    Thrillcall · August 6, 2011
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  • Ray H.

    Great place for live music. Instead of sitting on your couch, drop by for a visit. Cover is cheap, bar is reasonable and acts appear from all over.

    Ray Hartjen · November 28, 2014
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  • Roy S.

    Great small place where some of the best bands played before they got big. Great food, nice outdoor space in back, easy parking, and friendly staff.

    Roy Scopazzi · September 12, 2014
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  • GourmetLive

    The in-house café, The Kitchen, is open until midnight and serves some of the best, most reasonably priced bar fare in the city for less than $5.

    GourmetLive · October 17, 2010
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST ROCK CLUBAsk bands from around the world what venue they're most excited to play — in any city — chances are you'll hear Bottom of the Hill… Read more

    SF Weekly · May 24, 2011
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  • Jamie

    see your faves before they blow up & pack the big, snooty venues, hang out back, check out the wall of calendars past + all the old noise pop posters, order a whiskey & tip those beautiful bartenders!

    Jamie · February 5, 2011
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  • Brian S.

    A dying breed! A great place to go see three unknown but pretty good rock n'roll bands and a great place to earn a brutal hangover.

    Brian Strauss · December 14, 2015
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  • Donald W.

    A great place like this is something you wouldn't find in Potrero hill normally. Can easily be over looked (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Donald Wilson · January 26, 2012
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  • Corie S.

    Tofu tacos are to die for! Actual best in the city (surprising for a venue like this, yes, but nonetheless true!)

    Corie Schwabenland · April 17, 2013
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  • Mariah M.

    free parking around. unbartable venue since shows start so late. and they usually sell out shows so preorder preorder preorder!!!

    Mariah M · January 3, 2015
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  • Lori K.

    If you haven't experienced a KC Turner Presents Open Mic you haven't experienced the SF music scene .. Just sayin

    Lori Kober · May 7, 2014
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  • Daniel S.

    See up and comers in this fun little club. Bonus points for the ample amount of free parking in the nearby area.

    Daniel Salinas · August 15, 2011
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  • AskMen

    Friday: Stone Foxes -- Think drinking beer on the porch with your best buddies blues, not chasing devil-hearted women ($12, 10 p.m). Read more

    AskMen · October 22, 2010
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  • Edison C.

    The food grill is pretty sweet if you need a snack to soak up the beer you'll drink during a show.

    Edison Cruz · March 1, 2014
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  • Vynce M.

    See three bands you've never seen before and love every one of them. Tell 'em Red Hot said to order the Hot Rod.

    Vynce Montgomery · October 9, 2009
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  • awfy

    Crazy cheap drinks, you'll get more than you bargained for.

    awfy · September 7, 2015
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  • Chris W.

    Intimate venue with decent sound quality. Easy to find free street parking nearby.

    Chris Wren · December 22, 2014
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  • Mikey D.

    Great San Francisco venue with plenty of beers on tap and a friendly staff!

    Mikey D-T · December 21, 2013
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  • Andy S.

    They serve food! I always get the Polish dog. Bonus points for them serving Hummus.

    Andy Smyth · January 22, 2012
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  • Amanda V.

    Top sf venue for emerging bands. Patio area is nice to hang out around between sets!

    Amanda Van West · October 19, 2011
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  • Ian W.

    Awesome small venue. Bring a jacket, seriously gets cold inside sometimes.

    Ian Walter · May 10, 2015
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  • Kim L.

    Grilled ham and brie sandwich with a beer. And live music. You will not be disappointed.

    Kim Le · October 23, 2009
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  • Thriving Ivory

    Cuz Ramona & co. rock. (Note: she's the longtime owner/booker there and has been great to us. This is where we showcased for Wind-up)

    Thriving Ivory · April 30, 2009
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  • Mick Management

    Be sure to check out Brooklyn punk band Mr. Dream here on March 3, 2012. You wont regret it.

    Mick Management · January 31, 2012
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  • Vova O.

    Atmosphere is good. Hard to understand the lyrics. But the sound is ok:)

    Vova Omelchenko · January 31
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  • Jill O.

    This venue is filled with ecclectic bands - live, raw, loud and as if you are in someone's garage. Read more

    Jill Oana · April 19, 2010
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  • Jesse B.

    Best place to get crowd surfed! The moshers'll take care of you. Haha

    Jesse Baldridge · July 22, 2010
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  • Angela O.

    Hospitality is awesome here!! All the food is yummy here!!

    Angela Onestaralone · December 12, 2010
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  • Leanne V.

    Parking's a breeze. Taxis are hard to come by. Drive if you can.

    Leanne Vanderbyl · July 15, 2011
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  • Marcus N.

    Such a great venue with awesome indie history.

    Marcus Nuccio · August 14, 2015
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  • daniel s.

    Come early the first band might surprise you!

    daniel stokes · May 31, 2010
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  • Horia D.

    You'll definitely have an intimate show here

    Horia Dragomir · February 9
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  • Daniel O.

    Go out and hear live music! Who cares who is playing, you just might be surprised!

    Daniel Owen · February 14, 2010
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  • Jennifer Holly W.

    Be careful. No ins OR outs here. I got in okay, but I'm fearful of how or if I'll get out.

    Jennifer Holly Wood · March 27, 2011
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  • Jenn

    Do your future self a favor and bring earplugs.

    Jenn · May 16, 2013
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  • Grant G.

    Great sound. Try the mac and cheese

    Grant Granado · January 14, 2015
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  • HowAboutWe

    The place to see great bands for cheap in a small space.

    HowAboutWe · April 18, 2011
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  • Ben R.

    Awesome venue, even if it feels like a journey to get there. Read more

    Ben Russo · August 29, 2011
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  • Jonathan V.

    Cash only bar. Come prepared.

    Jonathan Voytoski · May 23, 2013
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  • Kari C.

    The best place to see shows in the city.

    Kari Cansler · February 1, 2010
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  • Alex H.

    This is the bar where the hottest guys in the city go. Yow Yow!

    Alex Hisaka · February 27, 2010
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  • Bommy C.

    Acoustics can be messy.

    Bommy Cha · April 23, 2015
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  • Austin S.

    Secret rooftop hot tub is cool, but it seemed kind of dirty. :-/

    Austin Smith · February 6, 2013
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  • Kimberly A.

    Big venue & a lot of street parking!

    Kimberly Arguna · September 12, 2013
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