Musical Places

San Gregorio General Store
Old La Honda Road and Old Stage Road
San Gregorio, CA
Contact: 650 726-0565

This cool old California road house/bar/bookstore/and housewares emporium has great live music Saturdays and Sundays starting at 11:00am. One of the great listening rooms in Northern California, the ghosts of bands past and the peaceful rolling hills visible from the great arched windows, are never far away. Highly recommended!


The Plough and the Stars
116 Clement Street (at 2nd Ave)
San Francisco, CA
Contact: 415 751-1122

The pub for traditional Irish music in SF since 1975. Lately bluegrass and Americana bands are playing on weekends, but also check out the lively Irish sessions on Tuesdays and Sundays, and the set dancing on Thursdays. Oh, and they pour a pretty mean pint as well.


Sleeping Lady Café
23 Broadway
Fairfax, CA
Contact: 415 485-1182

Good food and live music seven nights a week, everything from singer/songwriter showcases, Jazz and R&B, World dance music, Fiddle Summits and Folk/Rock bands. Music starts at 9:30pm nightly, except Sundays when the traditional Irish session gets going 2:30pm to 5:30pm, with Jazz music starting at 6:30pm.