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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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I've gone to shows at the Freight for many years and love the place. Check out who's playing when... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LovesTheGoodLife
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fabulous venue

Modern, well designed for viewing, sound and comfort; not a bad seat in the house. Hosts a wide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
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2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704-1104
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've gone to shows at the Freight for many years and love the place. Check out who's playing when you're in the area (or before you get here to help with your trip planning.) BART (rapid transit) is within a block so coming over from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Modern, well designed for viewing, sound and comfort; not a bad seat in the house. Hosts a wide variety of performers. Close to Bart and AC transit. Good restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank gene r
Reviewed 11 October 2018

They have great shows in all different genres. Sound is fantastic - well balanced and not too loud which we find at many theaters. Close to a BART station too so convenient

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sharon33191
Reviewed 25 September 2018

The Freight not only showcases extraordinary musicians from across the globe, it also presents local artists and storytellers - every production is a win and some support great organizations in the area - like the upcoming Best In Show supporting Berkeley Humane on October 19th.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank gingerthomson
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vetism
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank gregorys247
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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sanchezgilbert999
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Response from vetism | Reviewed this property |
It's unassigned seating.
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Yes, wine and beer.
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