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Bottom of the Hill

Bottom of the Hill

Rock Club, Music Venue, and Concert Hall
Potrero Hill, San Francisco
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    Brodie O.
    "Hands down one of the best venues for an intimate show."(4 Tips)
    "Intimate venue with decent sound quality."(2 Tips)
    Kimberly A.
    "Big venue & a lot of street parking!"(2 Tips)
    Toby C.
    "la la love the patio here"(9 Tips)
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  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    It's the place where your friend's band always plays and even though you go to all of their shows, he'll be pissed if you miss even one, so you totally know the routine by now. Read more
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    Brodie OlmsteadApril 9, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Hands down one of the best venues for an intimate show. You're more than likely to meet the band after the show. Full bar, courtyard for smokes. Cash only, but ATM on-site.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
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    SharonAugust 6, 2014
    Tiny venue, cash bar, very intimate. The back patio is a nice touch. Stage is a little too high for my liking, but it's a dive venue that excels at being just that.
  • Jennifer M.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer MitchellJune 18, 2018
    Intimate venue for enjoying live music. Nice outdoor patio and quirky fun décor throughout. Cash bar. Lots of nearby options to grab a bite before a show.
  • Omer Z.heart icon on user image
    Omer ZachSeptember 27, 2018
    Check out all the old calendars on the walls.
  • Ray H.heart icon on user image
    Ray HartjenNovember 28, 2014
    Great place for live music. Instead of sitting on your couch, drop by for a visit. Cover is cheap, bar is reasonable and acts appear from all over.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussDecember 14, 2015
    A dying breed! A great place to go see three unknown but pretty good rock n'roll bands and a great place to earn a brutal hangover.
  • Roy S.heart icon on user image
    Roy ScopazziSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great small place where some of the best bands played before they got big. Great food, nice outdoor space in back, easy parking, and friendly staff.
  • Laurence B.heart icon on user image
    Laurence BJune 25, 2016
    Friendly venue for good smaller shows. Nice back patio for smoking, water pitchers and cups on the corner of the bar, intimate setting.
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 18, 2010
    Featuring up and coming acts from around the globe as well as in our own backyard, the music spans the spectrum from alternative, rock-a-billy, punk, and hard rock, to folk and funk and pop.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST ROCK CLUBAsk bands from around the world what venue they're most excited to play — in any city — chances are you'll hear Bottom of the Hill… Read more
  • Lori K.
    Lori KoberMay 7, 2014
    If you haven't experienced a KC Turner Presents Open Mic you haven't experienced the SF music scene .. Just sayin
  • Jamieheart icon on user image
    JamieFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    see your faves before they blow up & pack the big, snooty venues, hang out back, check out the wall of calendars past + all the old noise pop posters, order a whiskey & tip those beautiful bartenders!
  • Mariah M.
    Mariah MJanuary 3, 2015
    free parking around. unbartable venue since shows start so late. and they usually sell out shows so preorder preorder preorder!!!
  • Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale'sAugust 18, 2010
    Out-of-the-way, but easy to find – just look for the off-kilter neon sign attached to the blue wood-framed house. Inside is crammed with fans feasting on the up-and-coming bands, 7 nights a week.
  • Tobias S.heart icon on user image
    Tobias SchmidtDecember 16, 2017
    Great little music venue. $10ish cover, cash only but with an ATM inside
  • Thrillcall
    ThrillcallAugust 6, 2011
    Don't miss the openers. Bottom of the Hill is legendary for launching music careers! Seriously, their list of past shows is a who's-who in music today:
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    ChrisDecember 22, 2014
    Intimate venue with decent sound quality. Easy to find free street parking nearby.
  • Mikey D.
    Mikey D-TDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great San Francisco venue with plenty of beers on tap and a friendly staff!
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    awfySeptember 7, 2015
    Crazy cheap drinks, you'll get more than you bargained for.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 17, 2010
    The in-house café, The Kitchen, is open until midnight and serves some of the best, most reasonably priced bar fare in the city for less than $5.
  • Taylor L.
    Taylor LeeJuly 10, 2018
    This place is a great venue for local bands who are touring in the area.
  • Edison C.
    Edison CruzMarch 1, 2014
    The food grill is pretty sweet if you need a snack to soak up the beer you'll drink during a show.
  • Marcus N.heart icon on user image
    Marcus NuccioAugust 14, 2015
    Such a great venue with awesome indie history.
  • Jared Z.
    Jared ZimmermanAugust 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is a little out of the way, and it sucks trying to catch a cab after the show (ride your bike!), but you're unlikely to get any closer to your favorite band.
  • Jason M.heart icon on user image
    Jason MartinAugust 29, 2016
    Great music, great price, great place! Long live Bottom of the Hill!
  • Donald
    DonaldJanuary 26, 2012
    A great place like this is something you wouldn't find in Potrero hill normally. Can easily be over looked (2 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Jason M.heart icon on user image
    Jason MartinAugust 29, 2016
    Great music, great price, great place!
  • Ian W.
    Ian WalterMay 10, 2015
    Awesome small venue. Bring a jacket, seriously gets cold inside sometimes.
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel SalinasAugust 15, 2011
    See up and comers in this fun little club. Bonus points for the ample amount of free parking in the nearby area.
  • Ian H.heart icon on user image
    Ian HuffmanOctober 5, 2018
    Authentic San Francisco music venue!
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RothJuly 8, 2017
    If you want to rock out, this is the place!
  • Nate G.heart icon on user image
    Nate GNovember 3, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Music! Been here more times than I can count.
  • joanne
    joanneApril 30, 2023
    the bar has earplugs for $1. rock out safely!
  • Horia D.
    Horia DragomirFebruary 9, 2016
    You'll definitely have an intimate show here
  • Amanda V.
    Amanda Van WestOctober 19, 2011
    Top sf venue for emerging bands. Patio area is nice to hang out around between sets!
  • Grant G.heart icon on user image
    Grant GranadoJanuary 14, 2015
    Great sound. Try the mac and cheese
  • Andy S.
    Andy SmythJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They serve food! I always get the Polish dog. Bonus points for them serving Hummus.
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    BommyApril 23, 2015
    Acoustics can be messy.
  • Eray O.
    Eray OzkuralMay 1, 2016
    nice bar and music's good!
  • Vova O.
    Vova OmelchenkoJanuary 31, 2016
    Atmosphere is good. Hard to understand the lyrics. But the sound is ok:)
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    🐐 🐙August 14, 2023
    Been here 5+ times
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly ArgunaSeptember 12, 2013
    Big venue & a lot of street parking!
  • Mick Management
    Mick ManagementJanuary 31, 2012
    Be sure to check out Brooklyn punk band Mr. Dream here on March 3, 2012. You wont regret it.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome venue, even if it feels like a journey to get there. Read more
  • Daniel P.heart icon on user image
    Daniel PlemmonsMarch 30, 2015
    Dig the unexpected outdoor seating.
  • Samantha R.heart icon on user image
    Samantha RodriguezSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Very Fun Venue!
  • Jenn
    JennMay 16, 2013
    Do your future self a favor and bring earplugs.
  • Jonathan V.
    Jonathan VoytoskiMay 23, 2013
    Cash only bar. Come prepared.
  • Angela O.
    Angela OnestaraloneDecember 12, 2010
    Hospitality is awesome here!! All the food is yummy here!!
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