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Great American Music Hall

Great American Music Hall

Rock Club, Music Venue, and Bar · Tenderloin
859 Ofarrell St (btwn Polk St & Larkin St), San Francisco, CA 94109, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
Dinner, Dessert
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Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 486 votes

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    Diego R.
    "excellent views from the upstairs balcony..."(8 Tips)
    Matt C.
    "One of the more beautiful music venues in SF."(3 Tips)
    Roc Nation
    "Beautifully and intricately crafted balconies"(8 Tips)
    Amy B.
    "Great intimate place to see great bands cheaply."(3 Tips)
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  • Matt C.
    One of the more beautiful music venues in SF. It can get very hot and stuffy on summer nights but during the fall it's perfect. Drinks are cheap and some of the house cocktails are really fun.
    Matt Cline · November 29, 2014
  • Roy S.
    My favorite venue in San Francisco. Get early for balcony seats or just to get close to the stage. Great food as well, share a sundae, it's friggin' huge! Upstairs bathroom is more convenient btw.
    Roy Scopazzi · September 12, 2014
  • Roc Nation
    Beautifully and intricately crafted balconies, marble pillars, and a small stage. Catch a great-sounding unplugged show, or prepare for hearing loss on any night when the indie rock bands roll in.
    Roc Nation · June 8, 2011
  • Christine M.
    If you're attending with someone with a disability, talk to the staff - they were super helpful and let us sit in the paid dinner section even though we didn't pay extra for the dinner ticket.
    Christine Maggio · March 20, 2011
  • Steph P.
    Nice spot to see a show, but the bar is annoying! Each person who wants a drink has to stand in line. This is not efficient and makes it super crowded. Also, their drinks are weak.
    Steph Passino · January 5, 2011
  • SF Weekly
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Place to Imbibe Local History While Taking in a Great Show. Every concert at Great American Music Hall feels like a special event. The place... Read more
    SF Weekly · May 30, 2012
  • squeasel
    Gorgeous small venue. I love the ceiling. Get there early, especially for partially seated shows, if you want to be able to see well.
    squeasel · October 7, 2014
  • Mazda
    Long-time customers and newcomers alike feel at home in the 5,000-square-foot concert hall that symbolized renewal and optimism when it opened in 1907.
    Mazda · November 15, 2010
  • Daniel S.
    A beautiful building with a great upstairs area. If the concert is sold out, you can often get a dinner ticket for a little bit extra.
    Daniel Salinas · August 15, 2011
  • Mikl M.
    It was years after I had moved to SF and seen a few shows at GAMH that I realized I recognized it from a Robin Williams concert I'd seen on HBO. Beautiful still. One of my favorite venues in SF.
    Mikl M · November 21, 2011
  • Diego R.
    There's excellent views from the upstairs balcony...get there early and you can get a table overlooking the stage. Read more
    Diego Rufo · March 24, 2011
  • Justin S.
    The upstairs restrooms are past the bar to the right and usually have a shorter line.
    Justin Sullivan · November 2, 2015
  • Party Earth
    Sign up for Great American Music Hall’s newsletter. They give out free tickets to some amazing shows practically every week! Read more
    Party Earth · July 25, 2012
  • Emmisaur
    decently priced drinks, small intimate venue. loved it! will have to remember they don't take Amex.
    Emmisaur · May 31, 2014
  • Mariah M.
    great balcony view. the upstairs toilets are nicer than downstairs and theres usually no line.
    Mariah M · April 25, 2015
  • Sharon
    Saw fun. there in October. Small venue (comparable to the Troubadour in Los Angeles), beautiful interior.
    Sharon · December 1, 2010
  • Brienne Lee B.
    If you can get a seat downstairs, do that. It's hard to see from the balcony unless you're in the front row. Beautiful historic building!
    Brienne Lee Brown · October 30, 2015
  • Brian S.
    double u-lock bike and front tire outside GAMH, return 15 mins later to find rear wheel gone. extra points: talk to street character, elicit response - "...stolen for $5 crack"
    Brian Smith · August 6, 2009
  • Roy S.
    One of my favorite concert venues in the city. Definitely go here if you haven't, and even if you have!
    Roy Scopazzi · July 4, 2015
  • Amy B.
    Super friendly, helpful employees. Great intimate place to see great bands cheaply.
    Amy B · July 1, 2015
  • Leanne V.
    The view from the balcony is great, plus no one will step on your toes. Get there early to grab seats.
    Leanne Vanderbyl · July 15, 2011
  • manni p.
    parking at the lot @the theatre was 10 bucks for 2 hours.... don't forget to get your parking ticket validated.
    manni praditt · May 13, 2010
  • RAY V.
    The guys working the door are great hosts! Helped me find my wallet after I accidentally trashed it. Even provided latex gloves!
    RAY VERSUS · June 2, 2011
  • Ian W.
    Another great SF venue with good sound. Don't tell people about the secret upstairs bar and bathroom.
    Ian Walter · May 10, 2015
  • Ben R.
    Best music venue in San Francisco. Hands down. Great sound, great drinks, beautiful decor, even great food. Read more
    Ben Russo · September 6, 2011
  • Ailene S.
    Intimate, gorgeously rococo. I could totally see a vaudeville show here. A great venue.
    Ailene Sankur · March 5, 2010
  • Vancouver Sun
    Vancouver's Destroyer (a.k.a. New Pornographers' Dan Bejar's other band) plays GAMH on March 21, people. Watch his new video here: Read more
    Vancouver Sun · January 6, 2011
  • Vlad S.
    Sketchy location but i love the inside. It also has good acoustics
    Vlad Saveluc · September 21, 2015
  • Gerard R.
    Utilize the upstairs seating, bars, or restrooms to avoid the crowd downstairs
    Gerard Reyes · November 17, 2014
  • brainsik
    The Darling Clementine cocktail is quite tastey. Uses Anchor Steam's Junipero gin.
    brainsik · December 19, 2010
  • Lil M.
    there's more bathrooms & a bar views from the balcony look alot like what lincoln saw when he got shot
    Lil Mike · December 13, 2011
  • AskMen
    Saturday: The Melvins - Check out The Melvins this weekend and get ready for some heavy-duty tuneage. ($21; 8 p.m.) Read more
    AskMen · January 7, 2011
  • Gene K.
    Don't eat the glow sticks! Contrary to recent reports it's not safe to smoke these and provide no good buzz
    Gene Keenan · August 5, 2010
  • Adrian M.
    It's a small venue, so don't be surprised when you walk in.
    Adrian Mendoza · November 29, 2011
  • Brodie O.
    Beautiful, intimate venue. Easily one of the best venues in SF.
    Brodie Olmstead · July 24, 2015
  • Erin F.
    Take off your hats and panda ears (seriously people, panda ears?). Love, all the short people.
    Erin Frey · February 27, 2013
  • Jennifer N.
    Box office open from 10:30-6 Monday to Friday plus on show nights
    Jennifer Ng · February 10
  • Adrian C.
    Get married here -- friends of mine did and for a night they were the headliners on the sign outside
    Adrian Chan · May 7, 2009
  • Derek G.
    When it says Limited Seating, it means limited opportunities to see the stage
    Derek Gurney · June 25, 2011
  • erinsauce
    After the show, head to Whiskey Thieves or Edinburgh Castle to keep the party going.
    erinsauce · June 3, 2015
  • Jed S.
    Bathroom is upstairs to the right of the bar
    Jed Shearer · July 24, 2011
  • Sean S.
    Try the German Pork Sausage - #sffoodie pop-up
    Sean Sheppard · August 22, 2012
  • cami j.
    great, small venue!
    cami j. · November 1, 2015
  • Phil H.
    Box Office open Mon-Fri for low service charge fee tix
    Phil Hamilton · October 21, 2011
  • Eric L.
    Don't buy a ticket that includes a meal. They forget about shit
    Eric Lee · June 26, 2015
  • Akshay P.
    go early to sit in the balcony!
    Akshay Patel · October 30, 2009
  • Victor H.
    Never heard White Buffalo. Good sound... A little like JCash
    Victor Haseman · February 16, 2012
  • Maykel L.
    One of the best sounding venues in the city.
    Maykel Loomans · August 23, 2014
  • Chris W.
    Best sound quality in SF.
    Chris Wren · January 6, 2015
  • Dimitry H.
    Le bâtiment est top et la programmation grandiose =)
    Dimitry Hennart · January 23, 2013

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