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The Fillmore

The Fillmore

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Concert Hall
Fillmore District, San Francisco
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  • Roy S.
    Roy ScopazziSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the greatest venues in San Francisco. A must if you're visiting. See the giant poster room, grab a free apple, and grab a poster on the way out if the show sells out. Always a treat.
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanDecember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    So close to Japan town you should really grab a bite there, so much food within walking distance and easy to get to and from via public transport. Make sure you grab an apple on your way in…and out.
  • Ualtar O.
    This is one of the few great music venues left in the city. So much history! If you love music, this place belongs on your bucket list, especially if you have seen a favorite band here. ( ; - )
  • Ian W.
    Ian WalterOctober 14, 2014
    Most legendary music venue in SF. Great sound, not overly crowded even when sold out. Go early and check out the posters from all of the shows over the years in the bar room upstairs.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    The Grateful Dead. James Brown. Jefferson Airplane. Prince. The Cure. The Smashing Pumpkins. Radiohead. They have all graced this stage along with hundreds of other performers great and unknown. Read more
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FlemingNovember 2, 2011
    Love The Fillmore it's legendary...last person I saw there was Karl Denson, it is one of my fave places to hear music, I have seen Prince, George Clinton and many more play there, it is special.
  • Shane T.
    Shane TobinApril 9, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    To get a poster you have to stay until the show is over. Make sure you grab one. Also take time to get to the venue early so you can views all the old posters upstairs. Well worth your time!
  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadJuly 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Free apples, free posters, awesome shows. Hard to find a bad view. Check out the posters upstairs and stop by the bar while you're up there!
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussJune 8, 2015
    The best venue in San Francisco? Also don't forget to grab an apple -- they are always free and usually stupendous. Don't know where they get them.
  • Taylor T.
    Taylor TanOctober 31, 2010
    Go to a concert that sells out a few days in advance and you usually get a free poster on your way out. Plus, take a look at the posters and realize how many musical gods have graced the auditorium...
  • DaShon M.
    DaShon McCollinsApril 5, 2016
    First Time Here And It Was For A Yung Lean Concert! 📢📢📢📢📢Such A Sick Venue, And I Also Enjoyed The Photo Art Around The Hallway Area! 🖼
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 17, 2015
    Beach House is taking a three night residency at the Filmore for concerts in support of their latest album "Thank Your Lucky Stars". Grab tickets before they quickly sell out! Read more
  • Donald
    DonaldJanuary 26, 2012
    I have seen so many shows here that I don't even know where to begin. Just come here if you can. I always have a great time (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Remezcla
    RemezclaJanuary 25, 2015
    The Zap Mama/Antibalas tour heads to San Francisco on February 20 with Afropop all-female-troupe group, Zap Mama, and afrobeat big band, Antibalas for a special collaborative concert at the Fillmore. Read more
  • Mitsuo Y.
    Mitsuo YoshikiAugust 26, 2011
    Great hospitality. A place full of history. If you are here to perform, check out and talk to Mary, the monitor engineer. Great job by all the staff.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WoodworthFebruary 17, 2013
    The jerk roaming around the entrance near the box office will do everything possible to antagonize and ruin your night before you even get inside. Total disgrace to such a historic music venue.
  • squeasel
    squeaselOctober 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the chandeliers, the history, even the sticky floors help add atmosphere. Fun place to see shows.
  • Ray H.
    Ray HartjenMarch 16, 2015
    Historic music venue. All shows are good because it's the FILLMORE! Catch a drink in the Poster room upstairs.
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BuadaFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here plenty of times. Line starts where the Post Office doors are. 38 MUNI stops in front of the Post Office as well. At the end of some shows, they give you a free poster which is awesome :)
  • gail.
    gail.November 12, 2014
    The poster room has a great vantage point & is a fun place to hang out during opening bands that you're not that into.
  • erinsauce
    erinsauceJune 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want your souvenir poster, you'll have to wait until the very end of the show. It's worth it, as they're often beautifully designed.
  • Jamie
    JamieOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    ladies: bring an extra hair tie - if your show's sold out, you can use it to get that free poster home safe! fellas: i dunno... make sure you grab an apple or something.
  • S Y.
    S YMay 4, 2011
    The greeter's name is Tim (the guy in the cowboy attire). Sometimes the apple barrel is removed at the band's request. Free posters are handed out to concertgoers after *most* sold out shows.
  • AskMen
    AskMenDecember 16, 2010
    The Black Crowes are having their final show ever on Sunday Dec. 19. Promising an “indefinite hiatus”, only time will tell if they take the stage again. Don't miss it ($60; 8 PM). Read more
  • Megan Allison
    Megan AllisonDecember 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful temple kween palace of music // favorite place in the world
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The apples are delicious! Also love their tradition of handing out posters after the show.
  • Aneilia M.
    Aneilia McDermottOctober 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Now there are tables around the floor?! Get there early and enjoy a pre-show cocktail
  • Nnenniqua
    NnenniquaAugust 7, 2014
    One of my favorite music venues! Access to huge, delicious, red apples is a definite plus 😋🍎
  • Matt C.
    Matt ClineDecember 14, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Take your time, breathe it in. Cooler people than you have spent time here. Your ego is worthless.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    When The Fillmore re-opened on April 27, 1994, it was The Smashing Pumpkins playing an unannounced surprise show that filled the venue with music once again.
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranJuly 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best music venue in SF! Be sure to check out the poster collection upstairs.
  • ChaunceyCC
    ChaunceyCCMay 12, 2011
    The bar is cash only (or was last night anyways) so be sure and bring some loot or you'll be forced to wait in the mile long ATM line.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgJune 27, 2016
    Really nice staff who helped me get access to the elevators because of my leg
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviJuly 13, 2016
    Love this historic joint. And free posters after each show! and earplugs! 👂 and apples!
  • IFC
    IFCJuly 6, 2010
    SF: Be sure to grab a free apple and free concert poster at SF's most historic (and hospitable) live music venue. -IFC Staff
  • Erin H.
    Erin HegartyFebruary 1, 2016
    Historical venue, my favorite
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KarleMarch 5, 2014
    Amazing space and fun atmosphere. Easy to get to the front of the stage!
  • squeasel
    squeaselJanuary 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the Willie Nelson painting/sculpture over the fireplace, complete with a string of red xmas lights instead of fire!
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you go upstairs to see all the posters, and grab a free apple on your way in.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MorelandApril 26, 2015
    Cool atmosphere! Fun concert venue.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJuly 30, 2012
    Don’t leave without checking out the upstairs Poster Room—with psychedelic vintage poster art—and without grabbing a free apple.
  • Justin S.
    Justin SullivanSeptember 20, 2014
    An easier path to the front? Head to the right on the opposite side from the bar.
  • Anton S.
    Anton SokolovSeptember 15, 2016
    My favorite place for gigs in SF. Nice sound (better than Great American Music hall)
  • ǝʌǝʇs  ʞ.
    ǝʌǝʇs  ʞɐıuzoʍSeptember 3, 2012
    Shop at Safeway and leave obvious Safeway bags in your car so it doesn't get towed.
  • Lydia K.
    Lydia KMarch 2, 2016
    Watch out if you got your tickets emailed. Bouncers might lie about you needing to stand in line, and be super rude when you're angry about having to stand at the back of the line again.
  • Scottie M.
    Scottie MilagroNovember 17, 2014
    Get as close to the stage as possible or you'll have some trouble seeing the band
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaOctober 27, 2014
    Stay for the music and leave with a free poster.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MurraySeptember 22, 2012
    The staff here are lovely and know their history. Much love
  • John D.
    John DohertyOctober 6, 2014
    Awesome old school venue. Beers are way too expensive though.
  • Gary B.
    Gary BakerSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    with all the great music venues in town, this one is still my favorite Read more
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyJune 13, 2012
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
  • Mitsuo Y.
    Mitsuo YoshikiAugust 25, 2011
    best hospitality ever, talk to Mary, the monitor engineer. Real Rock'n'Roll Parlor
  • VH1
    VH1July 22, 2010
    Visit the Poster Room upstairs for a visual history lesson of artists who have played The Fillmore. – Team Live Nation
  • Vikas V.
    Buy tickets directly from the counter to avoid Ticketmaster fees
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff Reine 🌧February 14, 2016
    Just a great venue. And be sure to grab that post-show poster!
  • April V.
    April Vee DubJuly 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The staff had an absurd dedication to keeping the bar and walkways clear. You WILL break their rules without know it. Prepare to be hustled rudely out of the way.
  • Deborah N.
    Deborah NietersMay 22, 2012
    Fat Angel around the corner is a nice place to grab a bite before the show.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LongOctober 8, 2014
    At the Fillmore to see Lake Street Dive, who were on stage this past weekend at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass!!!
  • Mj L.
    Mj LangFebruary 21, 2013
    Try to score a poster on the way out w/ some of the best art in music ;^}
  • Deonne C.
    Deonne CastanedaNovember 24, 2016
    Great, intimate venue for shows
  • Charles M.
    Charles MagnusonAugust 18, 2014
    Don't bring your pocket knife or reusable water bottle. They won't let you in with the knife and your water bottle has to wait out front. #Lame
  • Ellen M.
    Ellen McGrodyFebruary 18, 2015
    Nice venue. Really good poster room.
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LiuSeptember 28, 2014
    Cool indie music!
  • Cory G.
    Cory GowanMay 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for a large beer. It won't save you any $$, but it will save you trips to the bar.
  • LAUREN P.
    LAUREN PRESSLERMay 3, 2012
    Hands down... Best music venue in SF!
  • Roy S.
    Roy ScopazziFebruary 5
    Been here 25+ times
    Best venue in the city. Grab an apple!
  • L. A.
    L. AMay 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    My fave venue in town nicest staff ever! Love it
  • THE CHIC SPY
    THE CHIC SPYNovember 18, 2011
    Went to the red carpet event for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. It is a fabulous venue! Red carpet was in the ballroom. Read more
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 19, 2011
    SF Weekly's Best Of 2011 - Reader's Poll - BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
  • Erin L.
    Erin LeonardNovember 4, 2009
    Go to The Fillmore and see a great show. Make sure to bring some $ for beer, a cocktail, or some bar food upstairs!
  • Thriving Ivory
    Thriving IvoryApril 30, 2009
    An awesome historic venue we're about to headline for the 1st time. It has beautiful chandeliers & band posters from over the years. We're excited to play for our home crowd!
  • DJ Latin Prince ✔ 
    DJ Latin Prince ✔ November 12, 2011
    One of the best music house's in Sf..!!
  • Sam H.
    Sam H.February 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Bad bathroom for pooping. Make sure to do your business before you leave for the show.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CamptonOctober 20, 2012
    Free apples + free poster = best venue in SF.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MissenJuly 27, 2011
    You're not at the Fillmore until you've had a delicious free apple.
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian ArumugamSeptember 25, 2011
    The apples are 'effin awesome....get some in ya! :)
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the free apples they give away at shows!
  • VH1
    VH1July 22, 2010
    Make sure to grab a free apple as you enter The Fillmore! – Team Live Nation
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WebsterOctober 12, 2014
    Check the poster room for some historic names.
  • The Doors
    The DoorsMarch 10, 2011
    The Doors played the Fillmore three consecutive nights in 1967 with Sopwith Candle and Young Rascals opening.
  • Lucas V.
    Lucas VernonSeptember 27, 2013
    Beers are $9, while 12 packs of PBR at any store are $12. Ridiculous
  • Ja V
    Ja VNovember 5, 2012
    Stars with California Wives, and Diamond RIngs
  • Trev ✌.
    Trev ✌May 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    order a large beer
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BMay 27, 2011
    Bus parks In front of venue. Meters bagged. Load in is in the front too.
  • Live Nation
    Live NationFebruary 12, 2010
    Visit the Poster Room upstairs for a visual history lesson of artists who have played The Fillmore
  • Nicole C.
    Nicole CunniffMarch 24, 2015
    So historic. So cool.
  • Quinn D.
    Quinn DelaneyDecember 30, 2013
    http://www.playlisthq.com/default.aspx?VenueID=6239&VenueName=The%20Fillmore
  • Mezes Wine Bar & Greek Kitchen m.
    This a favorite spot to see live shows!
  • Gene M.
    Gene MiguelMarch 30, 2010
    Don't forget to grab a free apple on your way out after concerts! Read more
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 10, 2012
    See your favorite musical act here.
  • Hart P.
    Hart PerezApril 11, 2013
    Awesome AC system!
  • Jory A.
    Jory AndreJuly 26, 2015
    Beautiful Theater
  • Live Nation
    Live NationFebruary 12, 2010
    Tons of great places to eat before heading to the show… Try DOSA at the corner of Post and Fillmore Read more
  • Roman G.
    Roman GaponenkoAugust 20, 2011
    The girl in the hat is Diana and she's way cute.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasJune 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They give out the free concert posters at sold out shows
  • Thaisa F.
    Thaisa FernandesNovember 2, 2014
    Free apples and poster after the show \o/
  • Daniel N.
    Daniel NMarch 17, 2011
    Hold your special event here with Wolfgang Puck Catering!!!
  • Scott D.
    Scott DavisMarch 17, 2013
    Drop @ Geary & Fillmore
  • Scott D.
    Scott DavisMarch 17, 2013
    Big Head Todd
  • paula p.
    paula polleyJanuary 22, 2015
    the music...patti smith!
  • Mitsuo Y.
    Mitsuo YoshikiAugust 21, 2011
    Rock and Roll Parlor!!!
  • alyce
    alyceJuly 24, 2010
    Check out the amaZing Willie Nelson sculpture in the main bar
  • Mark E.
    Mark EvansSeptember 23, 2009
    Great sound. First visit was 1981 to see Dead Kennedys (Known as Elite Club during that time)
  • andy v.
    andy vaughanFebruary 12, 2012
    Man, do i feel old being surrounded by a bunch of minivan pilots. Work hard, brother ...
  • Live Nation
    Live NationMarch 12, 2010
    Make sure to grab a free apple as you enter The Fillmore!
  • Erik J.
    Erik JonesJanuary 3, 2012
    Fun venue, but no smoking!
  • Christian M.
    $9 for a Modello
  • Kenny L.
    Kenny LiaoMarch 26, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    Go and catch a sold out show. Say "hi" to the greeter, grab a fresh apple, and receive your free limited edition poster on the way out.
  • Trev ✌.
    Trev ✌May 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    MUSIC!!!!!!!!
  • Live Nation
    Live NationFebruary 12, 2010
    Visit the box office on Sunday mornings and avoid any service charges!
  • Muhammad Zaki A.
    The Four Horsemen!
  • Teresa F.
    Teresa FinneyFebruary 25, 2010
    Legendary. Also, the manager is beyond rad.
  • Renee S.
    Renee SebastianApril 6, 2009
    Get the best view of the stage from upstairs, the green room if you can.
  • Aanand V.
    Aanand VaranasiMay 31, 2011
    Take a balcony view Read more
  • Jean-Gerome C.
    Jean-Gerome CarreyMay 27, 2010
    Don't leave too late and grab a poster!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DDecember 20, 2010
    say goodnight to the badguys! black crowes 12.19
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SoriaDecember 19, 2011
    #30YearsOfMetallica
  • Philip A.
    Philip AndresMarch 4, 2011
    Watch ur back
  • Gabe B.
    Gabe BrosbeSeptember 23, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    eat an apple and grab a poster!
  • Jesús G.
    Hay que visitar la sala de pósters (sobre las escaleras), auténtica historia gráfica musical.
  • Paula N.
    Paula NunesFebruary 12, 2014
    Muito bom.
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