Boom Boom Room, San Francisco
We payed $15 for the entrance plus the drinks (the beers were about $5 each) so considering that we went there just to drink something it wasn’t cheap. There are live shows every night you can check their site for the program, usually funk and jazz but some blues also.
On the night we visited the club we saw Monophonics-Deluxe plus Dj K-OS (pics 1-2), it was a funk soul jazz night full of energy although there was a big delay so we felt kind of tired at the end. There are some tables that you can sit if you go early otherwise the bar (pic 3) is the only way or standing in front of the small stage.
Discovered this place on a Sunday night after watching a movie in a nearby Kabuki theater. It was cozy, not crowded and very, very cool. If you are in a neighborhood, drop by for some live performance.
Calendar of shows.
DAYS: All week except Mondays. Bands start playing at 9.30pm.
HOURS: Tue-Thu 4pm-2am; Fri 4pm-2.30am; Sat 3pm-2.30am; Sun 3pm-1.30am.
PRICES: $5-$15 cover charge. Alcohol: $5 for a bottle of beer.
To Get There: Bus #38 (runs from East to West on Geary Blvd all the way from downtown) or bus #22 (runs from North to South on Fillmore Street) will get you right there.
PARKING: Street or at Kabuki center across the street (on Fillmore).
NOTE: No cover charge on Sundays.
This nightclub was opened by famous blues singer John Lee Hooker in 1997. It was intended to be an informal place for people to hang out and listen to some blues.
The name Boom Boom was chosen after his 1961 song. The song is now listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
Dress Code: Casual.
Went to the Boom Boom Room on Fillmore with some friends to hear live Blues. First Blues experience--I was blown away to say the least with The Naturals. I have never heard live Blues before and this was a great spot to experience Blues first hand. My friends say that there is a good chance to hear live Blues here any day of the week. We dropped in on a Thursday in December 2006. We went early evening, but there was a cover charge for the band later in the evening.
I really enjoyed this bar. It is very small and intimate with jazzy paintings on the walls. There isn't a bad seat in the house, in fact you almost feel like you are part of the band once the music starts to flow. On Monday nights, there isn't a cover and there is excellent live music. This seemed to be a local favorite. The people that I spoke with were from that area of town and would never miss a Monday night. Get there early in the evening if you want a table.
This is the late John Lee Hooker owned joint. Live music 7 nights a week, anything from underground hip hop / jazz to some soulful rhythm and a whole lotta blues. Covers usually range from $5 to $10, but check website to see what it might be for your night.
Dress Code: Stylish... the brothas out in full gear.
John Lee Hooker's funky, down-home club brings the blues back to the historic Fillmore district. The hippest, low-light, straight-up funky club on the West coast!
Live Music:Blues/Funk/Soul & R&B/Gospel/Jazz
What more can i Say. It was John Lee Hooker's brain-child.
Top Blues Entertainers and Lively Atmosphere.
Dress Code: Dress Sophisticated