Mabuhay Gardens

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Former Location

Mabuhay Gardens was originally built as an Italian men’s club in 1919, complete with a gym, boxing ring, and private social/supper club space.

Also known as The Mab and The Fab Mab, this was one of the hot spots for the early punk rock movement with many of the early bands playing here, later metal bands played here as well. Some of the bands that rocked the house are:

Blondie, the Go-Go’s, Dead Boys, Devo, The Dead Kennedys, Flipper, Romeo Void, Black Flag, The Dictators, The Nuns, The Offs, The Mutants, The Avengers, The Damned, Iggy Pop, The Ramones, D.O.A., The Screamers, Minutemen, DRI, Redd Kross, JFA, Blind Illusion, Anvil Chorus, Megadeth, Metallica, and Death Angel and The Ramones.

Notable Concerts Held Here Include:

2/6/1988 – Soundgarden
7/4/1985 – Dead Kennedys
9/6/1985 – Social Distortion
5/14/1982 – Chris Isaak
11/20/1981 – Black Flag
2/16/1980 – The Go-Go’s
5/27/1978 – DEVO

The Mabuhay Gardens closed in 1988.

Mabuhay Gardens
435-443 Broadway
San Francisco CA 94133