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Great American Music Hall

Great American Music Hall

Rock Club, Music Venue, and Bar
Tenderloin, San Francisco
  • Diego R.
    "excellent views from the upstairs balcony..."(8 Tips)
    Matt C.
    "One of the more beautiful music venues in SF."(4 Tips)
    Roy S.
    "My favorite venue in San Francisco."(3 Tips)
    Roc Nation
    "Beautifully and intricately crafted balconies"(8 Tips)
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  • Roy S.
    Roy ScopazziSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Roc Nation
    Roc NationJune 8, 2011
    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.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 30, 2012
    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
  • squeasel
    squeaselOctober 7, 2014
    Gorgeous small venue. I love the ceiling. Get there early, especially for partially seated shows, if you want to be able to see well.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasAugust 15, 2011
    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.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanNovember 2, 2015
    The upstairs restrooms are past the bar to the right and usually have a shorter line.
  • Mikl M.
    Mikl MNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 25, 2012
    Sign up for Great American Music Hall’s newsletter. They give out free tickets to some amazing shows practically every week! Read more
  • Christine M.
    Christine MaggioMarch 20, 2011
    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.
  • Amy B.
    Amy BJuly 1, 2015
    Super friendly, helpful employees. Great intimate place to see great bands cheaply.
  • Roy S.
    Roy ScopazziJuly 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my favorite concert venues in the city. Definitely go here if you haven't, and even if you have!
  • Mariah M.
    Mariah MApril 25, 2015
    great balcony view. the upstairs toilets are nicer than downstairs and theres usually no line.
  • Brienne Lee B.
    Brienne Lee BrownOctober 30, 2015
    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!
  • Emmisaur
    EmmisaurMay 31, 2014
    decently priced drinks, small intimate venue. loved it! will have to remember they don't take Amex.
  • Ian W.
    Ian WalterMay 10, 2015
    Another great SF venue with good sound. Don't tell people about the secret upstairs bar and bathroom.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 24, 2011
    There's excellent views from the upstairs balcony...get there early and you can get a table overlooking the stage. Read more
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best music venue in San Francisco. Hands down. Great sound, great drinks, beautiful decor, even great food. Read more
  • Anna C.
    Anna ChanFebruary 19, 2017
    We ordered a giant sundae to share while we waited for the main act. Felt like a real dinner and show date night.
  • Leanne V.
    Leanne VanderbylJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The view from the balcony is great, plus no one will step on your toes. Get there early to grab seats.
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadJuly 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful, intimate venue. Easily one of the best venues in SF.
  • Debbie
    DebbieNovember 18, 2017
    Good venue for live bands. Has an old time feel that’s not too big.
  • Gerard R.
    Gerard ReyesNovember 17, 2014
    Utilize the upstairs seating, bars, or restrooms to avoid the crowd downstairs
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 15, 2010
    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.
  • Vlad S.
    Vlad SavelucSeptember 21, 2015
    Sketchy location but i love the inside. It also has good acoustics
  • Sharon
    SharonDecember 1, 2010
    Saw fun. there in October. Small venue (comparable to the Troubadour in Los Angeles), beautiful interior.
  • Steph P.
    Steph PassinoJanuary 5, 2011
    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.
  • Erin F.
    Erin FreyFebruary 27, 2013
    Take off your hats and panda ears (seriously people, panda ears?). Love, all the short people.
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulerJune 10, 2016
    One of the few remaining classic venues in SF.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 7, 2011
    Saturday: The Melvins - Check out The Melvins this weekend and get ready for some heavy-duty tuneage. ($21; 8 p.m.) Read more
  • cami j.
    cami j.November 1, 2015
    great, small venue!
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MendozaNovember 29, 2011
    It's a small venue, so don't be surprised when you walk in.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgFebruary 10, 2016
    Box office open from 10:30-6 Monday to Friday plus on show nights
  • Maykel L.
    Maykel LoomansAugust 23, 2014
    One of the best sounding venues in the city.
  • erinsauce
    erinsauceJune 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    After the show, head to Whiskey Thieves or Edinburgh Castle to keep the party going.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WrenJanuary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best sound quality in SF.
    MURDER PALACEJune 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The guys working the door are great hosts! Helped me find my wallet after I accidentally trashed it. Even provided latex gloves!
  • Sean S.
    Sean SheppardAugust 22, 2012
    Try the German Pork Sausage - #sffoodie pop-up
  • brainsik
    brainsikDecember 19, 2010
    The Darling Clementine cocktail is quite tastey. Uses Anchor Steam's Junipero gin.
  • Vancouver Sun
    Vancouver SunJanuary 6, 2011
    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
  • Lil M.
    Lil MikeDecember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    there's more bathrooms & a bar views from the balcony look alot like what lincoln saw when he got shot
  • MIKE B.
    MIKE BFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a brew and enjoy the show!
  • Ailene S.
    Ailene SankurMarch 5, 2010
    Intimate, gorgeously rococo. I could totally see a vaudeville show here. A great venue.
  • Ana M.
    Ana MGMay 28, 2016
    One of SF's finest venues!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FerrinSeptember 2, 2016
    One of my all time favorite venues.
  • ettore
    ettoreDecember 7, 2011
    Good negroni. Good music too.
  • Horia D.
    Horia DragomirJuly 6, 2015
    Very cozy venue
  • Jed S.
    Jed ShearerJuly 24, 2011
    Bathroom is upstairs to the right of the bar
  • Victor H.
    Victor HasemanFebruary 16, 2012
    Never heard White Buffalo. Good sound... A little like JCash
  • Quinn D.
    Quinn DelaneyDecember 30, 2013
  • Jeffrey P.
    Jeffrey Pulver1 week ago
    The size of the venue
  • Derek G.
    Derek GurneyJune 25, 2011
    When it says Limited Seating, it means limited opportunities to see the stage
  • Sean S.
    Sean SheppardAugust 22, 2012
    Try the Blistering Peppers - #heat
  • Ted C.
    Ted ConnApril 17, 2012
    That one dude is right. Drinks are super weak.
  • kaleb a.
    kaleb askewAugust 10, 2011
    saw Fall Out Boy here in '08. such a cool venue
  • Brian S.
    Brian SmithAugust 6, 2009
    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"
  • Anessa D.
    Anessa DaileyFebruary 18, 2012
    "If you have anything to smoke, smoke it outside."
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen ClarkSeptember 15, 2010
    One of my favorite places to see a live band.
  • Phil H.
    Phil HamiltonOctober 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Box Office open Mon-Fri for low service charge fee tix
  • Elisa B.
    Elisa BrooksOctober 30, 2011
    The owners are the nicest people.
  • Matt W.
    Matt WeldonJanuary 31, 2015
    No love for designated drivers. Four dollars for a club soda. Thanks assholes.
  • Diannarae
    DiannaraeOctober 7, 2010
    Just got parking validation ticket - saved $10 bucks. Cool! :-)
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FlanaganNovember 13, 2011
    Awesome venue!
  • Ben M.
    Ben MedhurstJanuary 24, 2016
    Zepperella baby
  • Steven M.
    Steven MontezJanuary 13, 2013
    Chuck Prophet, Gram Parsons tribute
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CNovember 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Explosions in the sky! yay!
  • Eric L.
    Eric LeeJune 26, 2015
    Don't buy a ticket that includes a meal. They forget about shit
  • Gene K.
    Gene KeenanAugust 5, 2010
    Don't eat the glow sticks! Contrary to recent reports it's not safe to smoke these and provide no good buzz
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatelOctober 30, 2009
    go early to sit in the balcony!
  • Diane T.
    Diane Tate (Bisgeier)December 3, 2010
    Try the Meatballs
  • Adrian C.
    Adrian ChanMay 7, 2009
    Get married here -- friends of mine did and for a night they were the headliners on the sign outside
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the staff = nazis !!!!
  • Todd D.
    Todd DitchendorfJune 8, 2009
    Saw Brandi Carlile live in concert. Amazing.
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanJune 9, 2009
    tip if you're gonna sit
  • Dimitry H.
    Dimitry HennartJanuary 23, 2013
    Le bâtiment est top et la programmation grandiose =)
  • Paula N.
    Paula NunesFebruary 12, 2014
    bons concertos
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