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    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

Boom Boom Room 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 deal.

Skip's Tavern
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!

Eagle's Hall
2305 Alameda Avenue, Alameda, 415/285-6285

Top Zydeco spot for the Bay Area. Bands from Louisiana are featured most weekends.

John Patrick's
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!

Ivy Room
858 San Pablo Av., Albany, 510/524-9299

This spot features some of the best blues acts around. On the Miracle Mile.

The Baltic
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.

Rancho Nicasio
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!

R.J.'s Lounge
10739 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland 510.553.9892

Sweet Jimmie's
577 - 18th St. Oakland. 510.268.8445.

Bo's Bar BQ
3422 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

Live music Thurs-Saturday
Great barbecue!

Cue Live
1835 colfax St. Concord.

Some blues.

The Mojo Lounge
3714 Peralta Blvd. Fremont. 510.739.1028

The Bistro
1001 B. St. (at Main) Hayward. 510.886.8525

Acoustic blues.

The Catalyst
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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