When I was younger, one of my favorite movie scenes came from Beauty and the Beast and involved Belle rejoicing in her newfound library by swinging excitedly on a ladder from shelf to shelf, picking up novel after novel. When I walked into Oakland's Calavera last week, I instantly felt that same rush of excitement when I saw the bartenders swinging from shelf to shelf via an old, wooden ladder. But instead of books, expert hands reached for tequila—shelf after shelf of tequila.
The Bay Area is home to some seriously iconic music venues: the Greek, the Fillmore, Golden Gate Park. But sometimes the best shows go down in the most unexpected places. Here are seven unique music joints with stories all their own.
Make the most out of your 3-day weekend, even if there is no trans-bay BART service.
Never been as far east as Walnut Creek? Both Walnut Creek and Concord (only about 30-40 minutes away from San Francisco) are filled with fun attractions for the whole family including top-line restaurants and beautiful outdoor activities.
San Francisco’s set to get a new music venue at the Armory. Color us intrigued and forever welcoming of more havens for live music.
Feel free to release your inner tree-hugger this weekend, because you may never see those beautiful giants again.
I like to keep a bottle of stimulant handy in case I see a snake, which I also keep handy. ~W.C. Fields