| General Info
are answers to the most commonly asked questions we get.
there parking near the club?
A: At night, we always have plenty of street
parking right around the club. Do not leave any belongings at all in
your car, as there are sometimes break-ins in the neighborhood. Pay
attention to midnight street cleaning signs, especially on Sunday,
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Save yourself an expensive parking
you allow cameras?
A: We are always OK with any kind of camera,
but in some instances a band will have restrictions. Often we don't
find out till the day of show. If you bring your camera and the band
has a restriction, you can check it at the bar, but it’s pretty
unlikely. We also require that you maintain invisibility. Keep flashes
to a minimum, one or two per set if you use them at all, and no tripods
without getting permission in advance.
Can I call the club during a show?
A: We do have a flasher on the phone and try
to answer all calls, unless we’re too busy serving customers, but be
aware most of the answers to your questions can be found on our
website. Our phone number is (415) 626-4455. Remember, no one is at the
club during the day, as a general rule.
you have a Lost & Found?
A: We save every item we find after a show and label when it was found.
You can call the bar any night we are open to have the bartender look
through our lost & found for your lost items. The best time to
call is before we are open to the public, which is generally between
7:00 PM and 8:30 PM. (415) 626-4455. Do not show up at the club during
the day. We won’t be there. After one month, we will likely dispose of
or donate your item, particularly if it takes up precious space, of
which we have very little.
What time do the bands go on?
A: It may vary from show to show a little bit,
but a good rule of thumb is that a band plays every hour from the time
the show starts. So if doors are at 8:30, and the show starts at 9, the
bands will be at 9, 10, and 11. If there are four or more bands, these
times may be shorter, and you can call the club the night of the show
for the exact times, (415) 626-4455. Remember that our shows are listed
with headliner first, in opposite order of when they will be playing.
Are there hotels nearby?
A: Our neighborhood is a residential neighborhood, so there are no
hotels located in our immediate vicinity, but we are a short cab ride
or bus ride from Union Square, SOMA, or the Mission. Now that airbnb is
a viable alternative, there are also lots of apartment and home rentals
in Potrero Hill, right up the hill from us. You can’t beat the views
from Potrero Hill. If you want the full rock & roll experience,
The Phoenix Hotel in the Tenderloin is a legendary hotel for touring
rock bands. It also has a pool, a rare treat in SF.
When you say you are sold out, are you really sold out, or will you
release more tickets?
A: When our website says sold out, yes, we are
genuinely sold out, but we are often able to release more tickets right
before the headliner goes on, depending on how many people do not show
up who purchased advance tickets or how many people leave after the
opening acts, or in general how crowded the club is. We also usually
release 10 tickets right away when doors open as well, but that is
never guaranteed, as the bands often choose to use those few tickets
you serve food?
We have a kitchen that serves bar food from when we open till about ten
minutes after the headliner goes on. We serve bar food, burgers,
salads, tacos and quesadillas, etc. And also homemade Mac & Cheese, Hummus, and other.
We do have vegetarian alternatives.
Can I make reservations for a table?
A: Bottom of the Hill is a rock & roll venue with mainly
standing room. We have some tables in the back of the club, not in
front of the stage. There are a few peripheral bar stools in the stage
area, but mostly you will be standing to see the show. If you get food
from our kitchen, there are tables in the rear of the club which open
Are you accessible?
A: Yes, we are wheelchair accessible (you can gain entry in a
wheelchair through the front door, which is our usual entrance) and we
can also set up bar stools or
a table and/or chairs for you in the main area if you need to sit
during the show. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one day in
advance of the show for help in setting this up, or just ask for help
when you arrive. Only our men’s room is accessible, but any females can
ask our staff for assistance accessing the men’s room, if needed.
you take credit cards?
A: We do not take credit cards, but we do have an ATM at the front of
Are you available for private parties? What are the rental fees?
A: Yes, you can rent our space for private parties or special events
such as wedding receptions or others. Our shows get booked many weeks
or months in advance, so it is advisable that you contact us well in
advance if you need to rent our space and have a specific date in mind.
Here below is a general guideline on our rental prices.
Bottom of the
Hill Club Rental Prices 2015
Our capacity is 246. Prices
include sound, door, and bar staff. Our fully functioning kitchen is
available, for a small fee. You can provide your own caterer, or we can
provide one for you, or we can have our regular kitchen open for your
event. Prices are for a maximum of 6 hours, including setup and
cleanup. Hourly rates will apply after 6 hours. A deposit will be due
upon reserving the club. Prices are flexible depending on your specific
needs. Daytime rentals are also available, at discounted rates.
Sunday - Tuesday
$1500 plus minimum $1500 in bar sales
plus minimum $2000 in bar sales
plus minimum $3000 in bar sales