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Rickshaw Stop

Rock Club, Music Venue, and Nightclub
Civic Center, San Francisco
72 Tips and reviews
  • nerd nite
  • dancing
  • concerts
  • bhangra
  • intimate
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  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Sit upstairs to canoodle with your date at a mellow indie show, or do your thing downstairs for something more upbeat. They also host special nights like Cockblock, Nerd Nite and the Moth StorySLAM. Read more
  • BarChick
    BarChickAugust 22, 2013
    The classic drink here is the Big Ole, a pint glass of vodka and Red Bull, classy. The drinks are strong and cheap, as is the entry price
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthJuly 27, 2012
    Check out Nerd Nite on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. It usually combines a cool nerdy discussion with presentations and booze. As described by others: ‘It's like the Discovery Channel…with beer!’ Read more
  • Russell Allen E.
    Russell Allen EsmusAugust 1, 2014
    Fun music venue - drinks, dancing, & live music tucked between Van Ness and Franklin on Fell. My favorite time was when I saw Moving Units. Lookout for the purple tentacles painted across the front.
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MoreiraAugust 3
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely hit up Popscene @Rickshaw Stop, typically on Friday nights! Great live music, stellar DJ's, and super fun dancing til the wee hours!
  • Roy S.
    Roy ScopazziSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice small venue with impressive acts. Check out the balcony and it's giant alligator bench. They have a special drink for whatever the headliner is. Park on mission between 10th and 11th.
  • Jacob H.
    Jacob HMarch 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome venue for any live band. Get tickets before they sell out, especially for Thursday's popscene. Drink specials are legit, and the bartenders are surprisingly nice & friendly.
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineApril 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great drink specials for a music venue: vodka red bull and a whiskey ginger with bitters. Both come in a pint glass, both are $10. Turn up.
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is small intimate, and has pretty good acoustics, easy to get to and pretty inexpensive drinks, arrive an hour early if you want to sit down for the show, but why would you want to do that?
  • Xiulung
    XiulungSeptember 3, 2014
    Great intimate venue. Make sure you ask for the set times- headliners don't always play last, and they check for valid IDs all the time
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    Popscene is a club night hosted by the venue Rickshaw Stop. Up and coming bands play perform and a DJ spins throughout the night. It's a great place to grab drinks and dance the night away!
  • Caroline
    CarolineJanuary 6, 2012
    Fun venue for a concert. Arrive a bit early and check out their cocktail selections - it will make standing through the crappy cover band somewhat entertaining.
  • Dale T.
    Dale TegmanNovember 1, 2011
    Popscene SF lives here. Great residents. Presents lots of live electronic bands, too. Excellent lighting. Take a photo in one of the Rickshaws!
  • Keelia M.
    Keelia MurphyJanuary 13, 2013
    There's only two stalls in the women's bathroom, so plan ahead if you ever have to use the restroom - the line, especially on a girl's night, is unbelievable!
  • Horia D.
    Horia DragomirFebruary 9, 2016
    Get here early to secure a good seat on the balcony, or anytime if you're tall enough to see from the floor.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JFebruary 16, 2014
    Shows rarely start on time here. When in doubt, drive don't BART over or you may miss the headlining act.
  • Patrick N.
    Patrick N.December 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The front left speaker by the stage is LOUD. Make sure to wear ear plugs. Another intimate venue to catch my favorite bands play.
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanSeptember 13, 2013
    see if you can get an impromptu tour of the sewing area- AMA ign collection of fabrics- laser pattern cutter & ladies sewing bags
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadJuly 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Unnecessarily strict at the door with IDs, but a fun place to see an intimate show. If it's open, go upstairs.
  • Tobias S.
    Tobias SchmidtSeptember 30
    Concert venue that's just the right size, has decent acoustics and puts on great acts
  • Amanda
    AmandaOctober 15, 2011
    They always have tasty drink specials created for whichever band is headlining. And the sangria is strong and tasty!
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LiaoJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a seat on a couch or rickshaw upstairs and enjoy a show by an up-and-coming indie band. Or dance with all the hipsters on the main floor!
  • Paige C.
    Paige CotéAugust 6, 2015
    The 10 dollar pint cocktails are definitely worth the $. Bonus dick jokes at no extra charge.
  • Sri G.
    Sri GuptaJuly 23, 2013
    Slightly hipstery but good crowd and great staff. Bartenders pour heavy- tip them well.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DavidsonFebruary 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great spot with great events and great staff. Def worth a visit.
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMay 26, 2015
    Cool relaxed concert venue with decent drinks and prices.
  • Erin O.
    Erin O'ConnorMarch 31, 2013
    Go early and play skee ball or foosball upstairs, then go down and dance your butt off.
  • FashionFeud S.
    Fashion Feud: San Francisco #1 on Tuesday, Jan. 11th. Watch the best SF indie designers create their best fashion design in 60 minutes. No Cover / 18+ / sponsored by Scion
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanSeptember 13, 2013
    custom bags the way to go - make sure to pick out some reflective labels for the bag
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxOctober 3, 2015
    Every concert has an event cocktail. Usually a good deal to try something out of your regular.
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanSeptember 13, 2013
    the owner made his first fortune with Timbuktu Bags - now has new improved designs with zero waste patterns.
  • Jodi H.
    Jodi HaddonMarch 9, 2014
    Make sure you have cash for the bar and the merch table.
  • Donald
    DonaldJanuary 26, 2012
    All kinds of music with pretty stiff drinks (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Rohit G.
    Rohit GuptaApril 17, 2011
    Leave your jackets at home, though towels might be useful (from the heat/sweat)
  • David L.
    David LippiMay 22, 2011
    Check-out Non-stop Bhangra for the wildest dance scene in the city.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CastroAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have nightly cocktail specials on the board.
  • ilove2chatter
    ilove2chatterMay 18, 2012
    Nerd Nite, love it. Good people learning stuff and drinking, what could be better?
  • Connor D.
    Connor DelaneyDecember 2, 2014
    Champagne in a can is all you need to know about this venue.
  • danzrr
    danzrrSeptember 3, 2013
    Tiny venue. The proprietors oughta install fans or better ventilation.
  • Mai L.
    Mai LeJanuary 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Buy tickets online/early shows sometimes sell out.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LeeJune 20, 2014
    Sure random girl, I'll drank a free shot of tequila your drunk friend can't take :D #freedranks #yee
  • Dina B.
    Dina BecerraNovember 20, 2010
    They have sangria. Get some and add a vodka shot. Trust me!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoMarch 6, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're feeling senior, head for the balcony.
  • Owen G.
    Owen GeronimoNovember 29, 2010
    DATES: Jan. 11, 2011, Feb. 8, 2011, Mar 1, 2011. Finals on April 12, 2011. Location: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA FASHION FEUD on 01/11/2011 Read more
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The first three people to comment on my check in win bonus Band of the Day cool points...oh snap!!
  • Kris K.
    Kris KanekoAugust 11, 2014
    Love the atmosphere and the music!
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgNovember 23, 2015
    Shows and door opening times can be ridiculously off schedule.
  • John D.
    John DohertyAugust 23, 2014
    Cool little spot. Saw The Moth here.
  • Arlette T.
    Arlette ThibodeauJuly 23, 2009
    See a band at the Rickshaw and get the bar's nightly drink special, no matter how weird it sounds or how apologetic the bartenders are about it.
  • erinsauce
    erinsauceMay 20, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Need earplugs? Get 'em at the coat check upstairs.
  • Shali N.
    Shali NguyenOctober 18, 2015
    Catch a Popscene show here on Thursday nights!
  • Food G.
    Food GnomeFebruary 25, 2014
    Great live music venue!
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgNovember 23, 2015
    Bar has a limited selection of drinks
  • Calibree P.
    Calibree PhotographyDecember 2, 2009
    Dizzy Balloon's 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza ... With amazing performances by: Scene of Action, Luke Franks Or The Federalists, The Jakes & of course Dizzy Balloon. Visit link for photos! Read more
  • Erin H.
    Erin HegartyNovember 7, 2016
    Second floor and use of lights
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 30, 2010
    Catch hot indie up and comers like Local Natives before they appear on commercials.
  • Toby C.
    Toby C.September 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    be warned: drinks here are stiff
  • Adil M.
    Adil MajidAugust 12, 2015
    Awesome vibe!
  • Chas B.
    Chas BartonFebruary 16
    Nerd night third Wednesdays
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SSeptember 19, 2010
    Non-Stop Bhangra every third Saturday - so much fun!
  • monica f.
    monica fusichApril 9, 2013
    Where is the best place to sit
  • Megan M.
    Megan MorrisJanuary 10, 2010
    Get the dollar Negro modelo next door at that mex taco place first.
  • lynn f.
    lynn friedmanSeptember 13, 2013
    birthplace of the SF Made movement
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanJuly 20, 2010
    See an amped up concert here and leave dripping wet in sweat.
  • Gary B.
    Gary BakerAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always sweaty fun Read more
  • FashionFeud S.
    FashionFeud San FranciscoDecember 24, 2010
    FASHION FEUD returns 01/11/2010 -at- Rickshaw Stop Read more
  • David R.
    David RuizOctober 14, 2011
    They don't take amex!
  • Kimon A's F.
    Kimon A's Flanagan🌳🐘⚾💚💛🙃April 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
  • Rafael M.
    Rafael MoralesApril 25, 2010
    Look for the air vent 30 feet back, stage right.
  • Connor J.
    Connor JamesJune 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    $20 minimum? WTF
  • Justin M.
    Justin MandlyJuly 29, 2010
    Is this confusing rickshaw stop with rickhouse??? I think so
  • Judith P.
    Judith PraysAugust 17, 2012
    Never ever go to this place assholes
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