Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Music Venue
99 Grove St (btwn Larkin & Polk St)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Tips

  • If you've been to a show here with an artist big enough to pack it out...then you understand...whoa.
  • See Phish here.
  • Sound sucks ass here. Don't go unless its a must-see act.
  • This is an historic building dating back to World War I era, retrofit many times to host historic concerts.
  • The auditorium staff have water and cots for tired or blissed out concert goers after the show. Love you Bill Graham!!
  • A wonderful, acoustically sound venue. Reflected Budokan design. My new favorite venue.
  • This place sucks.. sound is the worst. It resembles a high school cafeteria.
  • I went to the WWDC bash here with Good Charlotte. The sound is amazing.
  • You can bring a factory-sealed water bottle, so next time you're on the floor, you won't pass out like last time.
  • A popular spot perfect event venue for graduation ceremonies and concerts!
  • This legendary venue has hosted Deadmau5, Avicii, Kaskade, and many more. Plenty of room to move, with bathrooms on both upper and lower levels.
  • On weeknights get there about 7 o'clock to find ample street parking 1-3 blocks around the venue.
  • One of my absolute favorite EDM venues. The production and staff/security is usually professional and friendly. Thanks for being a beautiful and legendary venue.
  • Easy walk from Civic Center BART. Restrooms are downstairs.
  • Beware: they serve 16 and 20 oz beers in 2 different but still 16 oz containers and automatically charge you for 20 oz. This is dishonest. Super irritating. Insist on 16 oz price.
  • Wear comfortable shoes, the poured-concrete floor for four hours is an absolute killer.
  • A poorly configured acoustically unfit metallic barn built for graduations and karate tournaments. Easily the worst music venue on the west coast.
  • It doesn't have the best acoustics for music
  • Large venue. Bad acoustics. Careful making turning on the wrong street when leaving your show.
  • Venue feels like a retrofitted high school gymnasium but sometimes the headliners are good enough to make it worth it anyways

Nearby places

Civic Center Plaza
1 Avenue of the Palms Ave (at California Ave)
501 Stanyan St (btwn Fulton St & Lincoln Way)