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Bottom of the Hill

Bottom of the Hill

Rock Club, Music Venue, and Concert Hall
Potrero Hill, San Francisco
  • Sharon
    "Tiny venue, cash bar, very intimate."(3 Tips)
    Chris W.
    "Easy to find free street parking nearby."(2 Tips)
    Toby C.
    "la la love the patio here"(8 Tips)
    Mikey D.
    "Great San Francisco venue with plenty of beers on tap"(5 Tips)
73 Tips and reviews
  • outdoor seating
  • intimate
  • hot tubs
  • beer
  • mac & cheese
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  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 18, 2010
    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.
  • Sharon
    SharonAugust 6, 2014
    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.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 11, 2012
    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
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Ray H.
    Ray HartjenNovember 28, 2014
    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.
  • Roy S.
    Roy ScopazziSeptember 12, 2014
    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.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 18, 2010
    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.
  • Laurence B.
    Friendly venue for good smaller shows. Nice back patio for smoking, water pitchers and cups on the corner of the bar, intimate setting.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussDecember 14, 2015
    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.
  • Thrillcall
    ThrillcallAugust 6, 2011
    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:
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 17, 2010
    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.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    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
  • Jamie
    JamieFebruary 5, 2011
    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!
  • Corie S.
    Corie SchwabenlandApril 17, 2013
    Tofu tacos are to die for! Actual best in the city (surprising for a venue like this, yes, but nonetheless true!)
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanAugust 23, 2011
    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.
  • Donald W.
    Donald WilsonJanuary 26, 2012
    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
  • Lori K.
    Lori KoberMay 7, 2014
    If you haven't experienced a KC Turner Presents Open Mic you haven't experienced the SF music scene .. Just sayin
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasAugust 15, 2011
    See up and comers in this fun little club. Bonus points for the ample amount of free parking in the nearby area.
  • Mariah M.
    Mariah MJanuary 3, 2015
    free parking around. unbartable venue since shows start so late. and they usually sell out shows so preorder preorder preorder!!!
  • AskMen
    AskMenOctober 22, 2010
    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
  • awfy
    awfySeptember 7, 2015
    Crazy cheap drinks, you'll get more than you bargained for.
  • Vynce M.
    Vynce MontgomeryOctober 9, 2009
    See three bands you've never seen before and love every one of them. Tell 'em Red Hot said to order the Hot Rod.
  • Mikey D.
    Mikey D-TDecember 21, 2013
    Great San Francisco venue with plenty of beers on tap and a friendly staff!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenDecember 22, 2014
    Intimate venue with decent sound quality. Easy to find free street parking nearby.
  • Edison C.
    Edison CruzMarch 1, 2014
    The food grill is pretty sweet if you need a snack to soak up the beer you'll drink during a show.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WalterMay 10, 2015
    Awesome small venue. Bring a jacket, seriously gets cold inside sometimes.
  • Thriving Ivory
    Thriving IvoryApril 30, 2009
    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)
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestOctober 19, 2011
    Top sf venue for emerging bands. Patio area is nice to hang out around between sets!
  • Andy S.
    Andy SmythJanuary 22, 2012
    They serve food! I always get the Polish dog. Bonus points for them serving Hummus.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LeOctober 23, 2009
    Grilled ham and brie sandwich with a beer. And live music. You will not be disappointed.
  • Jesse B.
    Jesse BaldridgeJuly 22, 2010
    Best place to get crowd surfed! The moshers'll take care of you. Haha
  • Vova O.
    Vova OmelchenkoJanuary 31
    Atmosphere is good. Hard to understand the lyrics. But the sound is ok:)
  • Mick Management
    Mick ManagementJanuary 31, 2012
    Be sure to check out Brooklyn punk band Mr. Dream here on March 3, 2012. You wont regret it.
  • Jason M.
    Jason Martin3 weeks ago
    Great music, great price, great place! Long live Bottom of the Hill!
  • Angela O.
    Angela OnestaraloneDecember 12, 2010
    Hospitality is awesome here!! All the food is yummy here!!
  • Marcus N.
    Marcus NuccioAugust 14, 2015
    Such a great venue with awesome indie history.
  • Jill O.
    Jill OanaApril 19, 2010
    This venue is filled with ecclectic bands - live, raw, loud and as if you are in someone's garage. Read more
  • Horia D.
    Horia DragomirFebruary 9
    You'll definitely have an intimate show here
  • Jason M.
    Jason Martin3 weeks ago
    Great music, great price, great place!
  • Grant G.
    Grant GranadoJanuary 14, 2015
    Great sound. Try the mac and cheese
  • Leanne V.
    Leanne VanderbylJuly 15, 2011
    Parking's a breeze. Taxis are hard to come by. Drive if you can.
  • Daniel O.
    Daniel OwenFebruary 14, 2010
    Go out and hear live music! Who cares who is playing, you just might be surprised!
  • HowAboutWe
    HowAboutWeApril 18, 2011
    The place to see great bands for cheap in a small space.
  • daniel s.
    daniel stokesMay 31, 2010
    Come early the first band might surprise you!
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly ArgunaSeptember 12, 2013
    Big venue & a lot of street parking!
  • Eray O.
    nice bar and music's good!
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaApril 23, 2015
    Acoustics can be messy.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoAugust 29, 2011
    Awesome venue, even if it feels like a journey to get there. Read more
  • Kari C.
    Kari CanslerFebruary 1, 2010
    The best place to see shows in the city.
  • Jenn
    JennMay 16, 2013
    Do your future self a favor and bring earplugs.
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