The Boarding House

Former Location –
One of the premier comedy clubs in its time, Robin Williams launched his career here and Steve Martin’s first three albums were recorded here, in whole or in part.

Many great music acts played here until it closed in 1980 after a fire that destroyed the building.

Included in the musical performers that played here were:

Patti Smith, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Billy Joel, The Talking Heads, Bette Midler, Randy Meisner, The Tubes, Randy Newman, Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Tom Waits and George Thorogood.

The Boarding House
960 Bush Street
San Francisco CA 94109