Though concert halls around the nation are now called the Fillmore, this is the original, and it’s a treasure of San Francisco history. In the 1960s it was the heartbeat of San Francisco counterculture, where legendary promoter Bill Graham booked the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin. While it’s no longer a crucible of what’s next, it’s still an excellent place to see a great show (recent acts have included Sheryl Crow, The B-52s, and Blues Traveler) and small enough (1,250 capacity for most shows) that you can stand in the back, near the bar, and still be satisfied.
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1805 Geary Blvd (at Fillmore St)
Our Rating Phone 415/346-6000 Prices Tickets $23–$75 Web site The Fillmore