Blues Club Guide, S.F. Bay Area
Can't get enough of those Blues!
Biscuits & Blues
401 Mason St., S.F., 415/292-2583
Always jammed. This excellent little club presents some of the best blues coming
through or the best regional stars, of which there are many
Boom Boom Room
1601 Fillmore/Geary, S.F., 415/673-8000
A great club with a lot of flavor and history. In the old historic section
of Fillmore. Always good shows, good vibes. Funk and Jazz, but some occasional blues.
Jazz at Pearl's
256 Columbus Avenue/Broadway, S.F., 415/291.8255
Mostly jazz, but some blues too. Vocalist Kim Nalley, formerly of the Johnny Nocturne Band, is featured weekly.
300 Jefferson, S.F. 415/771-5687
Blues seven nights a week; two to three bands per evening.
1232 Grant at Columbus, S.F., 415/989-7666
Always good, tough blues here seven nights a week. Many of the established
regional stars have gotten their start here. Plenty of atmosphere, no jive, real
453 Cortland Avenue @ Andover, S.F., 415/282-3456
Blues most nights a week, except Tues. Call for schedule.
2246 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco., 415.824.7646
This cool, out-of-the-way blues spot has been consistently presenting Sunday night blues shows for some time: Bobby Bland, Clarence Carter, Chick Willis, Jackie Payne and many others.
153 Throckmorton, Mill Valley, 415/388-2820
This club has had all the greats throughout the years.
Freight & Salvage
1111 Addison St., Berkeley, 510/548-1761
Acoustic Blues, Zydeco and roots seven nights a week.
1731 San Pablo Av., Oakland, 510/268-8445
Soul-blues. A classic spot; great ambiance, but call to see if they are having live music!
2305 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, 415/285-6285
Top Zydeco spot for the Bay Area. Bands from Louisiana are featured most weekends.
1813 Park Street, Alameda, 510/522-5105
Call about the jam sessions. Tues./Thurs. blues.
5800 Shellmound St., Emeryville, 510/658-2555
Notably a jazz club but Bobby Bland settles in twice a year!
1317 San Pablo Av., Berkeley, 510/525-5054
Zydeco dances, some blues, world music.
Eli's Mile High Restaurant & Niteclub
3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Oakland, CA 94609
Eli's is back. The premier Bay Area blues club is now under new ownership and management and fully dedicated to blues booking. Down at Eli's where the blues come alive!
858 San Pablo Av., Albany, 510/524-9299
This spot features some of the best blues acts around. On the Miracle Mile.
135 Park Place, Point Richmond, 510/235-2532
The closest to a once-thriving blues scene in nearby Richmond. Quaint Bay water
village. Rhythm n' Blues Fri.-Sat.
1517 Franklin Street, Oakland, 510/452.3338
Some live blues and blues D.J. No cover.
On the Square, Nicasio, 415/662.2219
The little town that rocks! An institution in a rural setting that presents
blues, jump R&B, roots and western swing Fri.-Sun. As downhome as it gets!
10739 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland 510.553.9892
577 - 18th St. Oakland. 510.268.8445.
Bo's Bar BQ
3422 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549
Live music Thurs-Saturday
1835 colfax St. Concord.
The Mojo Lounge
3714 Peralta Blvd. Fremont. 510.739.1028
1001 B. St. (at Main) Hayward. 510.886.8525
1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1336.
Hot spot for roots and blues.
Little Fox Theatre
1109 Broadway, Redwood City. 650.369.4119
Some blues are featured here. Nice setting. Dancing.
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