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Freight and Salvage Coffee House

2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704
+1 510-644-2020
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Good Music

The Freight and Salvage is a non-profit entertainment venue. I do not think there us a bad seat in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gregory S
Lodi, California
via mobile
Nice Venue!

First time to "the Freight." It's a small auditorium (400 seats?), all general admission. Looked... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
David S
Sacramento, California
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Legendary Berkeley-based nonprofit folk music performance venue that really rocks.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“sound system” (6 reviews)
“great venue” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, Berkeley, CA 94704
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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

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 29 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

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 4 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
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

No bad seats (comfortable seats too) at the Freight! I arrived a half hour early and was able to sit where I wanted. The small bar has a good selection of items, including above average baked goods. The acoustics are wonderful and the Brazilian jazz...More

Thank OnTheRoadAgain2240
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I won't repeat all the plaudits for this wonderful venue. But a few things to know: 1) Buy tickets ahead! Shows sell out often. 2) People start lining up an hour or more before the doors open. If you can, have an online printed voucher,...More

2  Thank sierradave1
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Freight and Salvage has a long history of featuring the very best of live acoustic music (plenty of electric music also). They host concerts almost every night and many nationally recognized musicians got there start here. The focus and attention here on the concert...More

Thank lovewarmwater
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine treated me to a concert here. Iris DeMent along with her two accompaniment were the scheduled group to play. The Freight & Salvage venue is small maybe a hundred or so seating capacity. There is a quaint little coffee shop inside...More

Thank Sijimboy
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24 June 2016|
Response from Traveling_Polymath | Reviewed this property |
Yes, wine and beer.