1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9411537.784104 -122.433461
Neighborhoods: Western Addition, Central North
OK performers, stupid bouncers – I agree with the previous reviews regarding sound quality. The drinks are too expensive. The place is too crowded. Worst of all, the obnoxious bouncers. They just yell at peopleand push them around for no reason but disappear if there is real help needed.
Place is whack – Not reccomended for any music fans. The room is too big, the sound is terrible. The booking agent clearly doesn't care about music and only books flavor-of-the-month acts that will sell a lot of tickets. Worse by far are the staff who are rude, uppity, incompetent and seem to think their job as bounces or ushers at this "storied" auditorium is the equivalent of a MENSA membership. Newsflash: you're a glorified ticket taker. The guy making you a milkshake at McDonald's doesn't cop an attitude so neither should you
It's just okay..... – this is a cool place for a big dance...but when you're going to see a concert, it can get pretty loud in there....the sound is not the greatest, so bring some ear-plugs!!
great place for music – just be careful when you leave as it is a sketchy area. the place inside is amazing, historic, open, clean and has a great upstairs and sound system. this place is a must for any music fan
Once a legendary hippie haven, this concert hall hosts some of the best acts to hit the Bay Area. – In Short
As patrons gaze at the photos and posters lining the walls, they can practically surf on the sound waves emanating from the building's storied musical past. The site hosted a roller rink in the '40s, hippie freak-outs in the '60s and hard-core punk in the '80s. History aside, this midsize venue features three bar areas (spread between two floors), sparkling chandeliers, ruby curtains and a wooden dance floor.
Great Live shows!! – the venue is a sf landmark. to know how many great artists have played here, gives me the goose bumps. been there a few times, the live shows have been great. the acoustics are not the best, but a lot depends on who is playing and the crowd. i have to agree, the exit sucks and is a pain...but still worth it!
The Fillmore In San Francisco – First of all, Bill Graham is gone with new owners in his name only. The only great thing that is left is the building itself, which still manages to carry the old 60's vibe. However, the workers at the door entering have been known to be rude to patrons with a complete criminal type frisking before being allowed entrance. If you can put up with the rudeness at the door, you may be able to enjoy your favorite band inside. If the personnel must do a body search before entering, they could do it with a little respect with out the smart remarks. After all, we are paying their wage.
Great Venue, Poor Service – This is a great venue to see your favorite band. If you get there early enough you can grab a table upstairs or just grab some floor and wait. And if you're hungry, go get a free apple.
The major problem at the Fillmore is employee attitude. The people who work the doors are the rudest people I have ever seen. Every single show I go to at the Fillmore I hear at least one employee yelling something rude to a customer. If they hired a somewhat nicer crew to handle the doors this would be a perfect venue.
Come for the souvineers, not the music – While the Fillmore is a music venue of significant historical value, it's value as a place to actually listen and watch music is marginal at best. The acoustics are poor, the seating options are terrible at best, and the views are frequently obstructed.
An AMAZING place to see a show! We went to Marianne Faithfull and it was my first time in the Fillmore even though I have lived here for 14 years(I know hard to believe). The Fillmore has an unrivaled collection of memoribilia that takes you back to all the shows you've ever seen (anywhere)! Maybe it was the show we were at , but the door staff, ushers, security, and bar staff were beyond friendly! All the rooms, balconies, and gen admission areas make for perfect concert viewing. The Fillmore spoils you! This is the only place to see a show!!! Oh yeah, Marianne Faithfull blew us away too!!!
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