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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
Hours:
None listed (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 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–Wed
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner, Dessert
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.1/10

Based on 457 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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  • Jennifer N.

    Box office open from 10:30-6 Monday to Friday plus on show nights

    Jennifer Ng · 1 day ago
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  • Ben M.

    Zepperella baby

    Ben Medhurst · 2 weeks ago
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  • Justin S.

    The upstairs restrooms are past the bar to the right and usually have a shorter line.

    Justin Sullivan · November 2, 2015
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  • cami j.

    great, small venue!

    cami j. · November 1, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Vlad S.

    Sketchy location but i love the inside. It also has good acoustics

    Vlad Saveluc · September 21, 2015
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  • Brodie O.

    Beautiful, intimate venue. Easily one of the best venues in SF.

    Brodie Olmstead · July 24, 2015
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  • Horia D.

    Very cozy venue

    Horia Dragomir · July 6, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Amy B.

    Super friendly, helpful employees. Great intimate place to see great bands cheaply.

    Amy B · July 1, 2015
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  • Eric L.

    Don't buy a ticket that includes a meal. They forget about shit

    Eric Lee · June 26, 2015
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  • erinsauce

    After the show, head to Whiskey Thieves or Edinburgh Castle to keep the party going.

    erinsauce · June 3, 2015
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  • 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
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  • Mariah M.

    great balcony view. the upstairs toilets are nicer than downstairs and theres usually no line.

    Mariah M · April 25, 2015
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  • Matt W.

    No love for designated drivers. Four dollars for a club soda. Thanks assholes.

    Matt Weldon · January 31, 2015
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  • Chris W.

    Best sound quality in SF.

    Chris Wren · January 6, 2015
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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
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  • Gerard R.

    Utilize the upstairs seating, bars, or restrooms to avoid the crowd downstairs

    Gerard Reyes · November 17, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Maykel L.

    One of the best sounding venues in the city.

    Maykel Loomans · August 23, 2014
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  • Emmisaur

    decently priced drinks, small intimate venue. loved it! will have to remember they don't take Amex.

    Emmisaur · May 31, 2014
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  • Quinn D.

    http://www.playlisthq.com/default.aspx?VenueID=1261&VenueName=Great%20American%20Music%20Hall

    Quinn Delaney · December 30, 2013
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  • Aimee M.

    $20 minimum at bar

    Aimee Moon · March 23, 2013
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  • Erin F.

    Take off your hats and panda ears (seriously people, panda ears?). Love, all the short people.

    Erin Frey · February 27, 2013
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  • MIKE B.

    Grab a brew and enjoy the show!

    MIKE B · February 13, 2013
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  • Steven M.

    Chuck Prophet, Gram Parsons tribute

    Steven Montez · January 13, 2013
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  • Sean S.

    Try the Blistering Peppers - #heat

    Sean Sheppard · August 22, 2012
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  • Sean S.

    Try the German Pork Sausage - #sffoodie pop-up

    Sean Sheppard · August 22, 2012
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Ted C.

    That one dude is right. Drinks are super weak.

    Ted Conn · April 17, 2012
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  • Anessa D.

    "If you have anything to smoke, smoke it outside."

    Anessa Dailey · February 18, 2012
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  • Victor H.

    Never heard White Buffalo. Good sound... A little like JCash

    Victor Haseman · February 16, 2012
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  • Lil M.

    there's more bathrooms & a bar upstairs...plus views from the balcony look alot like what lincoln saw when he got shot

    Lil Mike · December 13, 2011
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  • ettore

    Good negroni. Good music too.

    ettore · December 7, 2011
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  • Adrian M.

    It's a small venue, so don't be surprised when you walk in.

    Adrian Mendoza · November 29, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Spencer F.

    Awesome venue!

    Spencer Flanagan · November 13, 2011
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  • Elisa B.

    The owners are the nicest people.

    Elisa Brooks · October 30, 2011
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  • Phil H.

    Box Office open Mon-Fri for low service charge fee tix

    Phil Hamilton · October 21, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • kaleb a.

    saw Fall Out Boy here in '08. such a cool venue

    kaleb askew · August 10, 2011
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  • Jed S.

    Bathroom is upstairs to the right of the bar

    Jed Shearer · July 24, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Sebastian P.

    The ceiling resembles a woman's body

    Sebastian Pietsch · June 30, 2011
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  • Derek G.

    When it says Limited Seating, it means limited opportunities to see the stage

    Derek Gurney · June 25, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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
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