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Freight and Salvage Coffee House

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 22:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 22:00
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Great venue

We are regulars at Freight and Salvage. We saw Herb Albert this week and loved the show AND the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
peggy b
San Rafael, California
Simply wonderful venue with a great mission

As a non-profit organization, Freight & Salvage puts on nearly nightly shows to promote music and... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
San Francisco
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Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00, 20:00 - 22:00
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2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704-1104
+1 510-644-2020
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We are regulars at Freight and Salvage. We saw Herb Albert this week and loved the show AND the venue. Remember to get there early as FandS has open seating. We ended up in the third row to the far left which isn't the best...More

Thank peggy b
Reviewed 3 July 2018

As a non-profit organization, Freight & Salvage puts on nearly nightly shows to promote music and arts for the community. Staff members here are really friendly, and the venue itself is spectacular. Great sound system. Great acoustics. Great lighting. Comfortable seating with plenty of leg...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I visited for the first time Freight and Salvage Coffee House during the Bay Book Fair and was quite happy. In addition to good acoustics/sound, the about 400 seats were comfortable with good views of the stage -- even from the last row. The lobby...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Freight has a long and storied history in hosting and encouraging live music performance. In addition to presenting music from many genres and cultures, the Freight also offers classes in everything from singing folk songs to playing the mountain dulcimer. It is an intimate...More

2  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The Freight and Salvage is a non-profit entertainment venue. I do not think there us a bad seat in the house. I have sat in the front row directly in front of the stage (Trout Fishing In America); stood against the back wall (great place...More

1  Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

First time to "the Freight." It's a small auditorium (400 seats?), all general admission. Looked like there is not a bad seat in the house. Advice: doors open an hour before the show. Most seats filled for the show I attended, but not all. I...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

So I saw a cool show there the other day. I got there late so I wasn't first row or anything, but it did not matter. Great sound & lighting.

Thank Cabo Bruce A
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Freight is an intimate (200 seat) venue for acoustic and roots music from around the world. In August alone I heard George WInston (solo jazz piano) and the B Minor Mass by Bach (classical), and took an awesome upright bass workshop.They have special kids'...More

1  Thank edwardsmom24
Reviewed 4 July 2017

It is worth checking to see what is on here when you are in town. We saw great bluegrass music one night and old time rock & roll another time.

Thank merh
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We saw our first concert last week at the Freight & Salvage and absolutely loved it. My husband had bought our tickets 6 months before and thought they were for reserved seats, so we arrived about 20 minutes before showtime. They turned out to be...More

Thank TisaMP
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24 August 2018|
Response from vetism | Reviewed this property |
It's unassigned seating.
24 June 2016|
Response from Traveling_Polymath | Reviewed this property |
Yes, wine and beer.