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The Independent
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Today 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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628 Divisadero St San Francisco, CA 94117
628 Divisadero StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94117
(415) 771-1421theindependentsf.com
$$Live Music VenueToday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday ClosedSunday Closed
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Intimate, no-frills music venue with a full bar that features indie & emerging acts.- Google
"Classic place to see classy bands play."
11 reviewers
"One of my favorite live music venues."
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Justin Clubb
5 months ago
This is a small intimate venue. They have one main stage with an open area in the middle and some seating on either side. Also reserved balcony areas on each side. Typical bar and prices. Had a great time here! There is an abundance of bearded, flannel shirted, plastic hipster glasses wearing people here.
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Ryan Paredez
5 months ago
Great spot to see some cool artist. The venue and staff are nice. Plus there is a bar in the back if you want some drinks.
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Paul Volk
a year ago
I think your experience here really depends on who the performers are but I would say the Monophonics performance I saw here was great and the venue was pretty good too. It's a fairly small place, standing room only with a full bar which I thought was a nice touch. We were greeted with the overwhelming smell of pot upon walking in and the smell of booze by the bar but they have a good ventilation system that clears up the place quickly when it's actually turned on. There isn't much in terms of late night food in this area unfortunately after 1:00am so make sure to duck out a little early if you want to grab a bite. Overall good experience, this place hosts some amazing bands.
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Nalani Ngoon Warde
10 months ago
Awesome place to hear live music. We came to see The Pines, and it was awesome. If you like The Filmore, you'll like The Independent.
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Alex Kaplan
9 months ago
This is a relaxed, intimate venue that regularly hosts some surprisingly big names. Particularly great place to go on a weekday night, when this place usually has more energy than anywhere else on Divisadero. The bartenders are friendly, and the layout has something for everyone--you can dance near the stage, or hang out and take it all in from the balcony or the bench seats along the side. If music's not your thing, The Independent sometimes has free movie nights (2 drink minimum) and also puts big sports games up on the projector.
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Jeremy Pivin
a month ago
Good intimate vibe
john alarcon
a year ago
I want to thank the independent for hosting one of the most wonderful moments of my life in 2010 at a treasure island night show. It was my favorite band then and still is now, the drums. I had never been here and it was a simple square interior but with some of the most beautiful architecture inside. A great stage set up with "the drums" shining over. They have 2 seating areas when i went where i was lucky enough to grab. Although im not usually a sitter at shows, my friends and i took turns sitting, dancing, and grabbing some great tequila shots! i also met jonny pierce there! Most beautiful day of my life. Catch a show here!
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Coni Warren
a year ago
This is a great, small club. My favorite kind of music venue to see bands before they get too big to fit into club venues. It was small, but still roomy enough in front of the stage so you had a good view and still room to move. There were areas to sit on the side of the room that were elevated so you could still see the stage, if you didn't want to stand up in front of it. The bar poured drinks that were not light on alcohol for a decent price. There was also a waitress that weaved through the crowd getting drink orders as well.
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