Alternative Music Foundation

924 Gilman St, Berkeley
(510) 524-8180

Recent Comments

Rafael Martínez

great venue but the hardcore moshers can get a bit stupid

Ian Engle

To say I love The Gilman is an understatement. I get giddy on the way. There's just something about it.

Albert Galvez

I loved it, it was my first time going to a place like that.

Jesse Townley

What I really like are the comfortable chairs. There are cup-holders and a fantastic selection of craft beers. The strippers are voluptuous, friendly, and very diverse. Plus, they'll put on the college football game of your choice if you tip generously!

Shaun Osburn

Excellent sports bar. New big screen televisions, comfy leather seats and terrific IPA selection. GO NINERS!


Place got the atmosphere it should have

Pamela ..

Such a dope venue. Caught the Zion-I show here recently and it couldn't have been a better experience. LOVE 924 Gilman!!!

Bill Fisher

Legendary punk club! Saw Crash Worship here in '93 and I will never be the same. Saw Neurosis, Steel Pole Bathtub, Jawbreaker and more here as well. Can't say I've been here for 25 years, but when I talk with the younger folks, it sounds like it's still an amazing place.

Steelie Dan

Great new young punk bands in a relaxed atmosphere , with friendly people 👍

Paolo Sabatinelli

This is where all started. Great vibe

Joseph Yaskovic

the attitude at gilman of no judging, no labeling and come as you TRULY are is such a welcome freedom. a great variety of lifestyles and backgrounds.

Ranjeet Tate

Community Space for alternative music, very intimate, all welcoming. Music was loud but they offer free ear plugs fury us oldies.

Katharine Ng

Historic venue with great music and a fun crowd!

Morgan Clark

The Gilman is still helping people of all ages find and express themselves in a safe, welcoming environment. So many perfect nights spent listening to great music.

Dez Monroe

924 Gilman can improve by doing away with their political agendas and intolerance. This place is not a punk venue, it's a venue run by hypersensitive crybabies that disgrace the history of the business they run. At 924 Gilman there is no freedom of speech/expression, unless they agree with what you have to say. Never coming back to this place, unless it's to piss on the front door.

Robert Gammel

I just had an amazing time at this place. Such a special space of shared energy!! I saw people from 10 to at least 50 Year’s of age, dads with their boys along with hard core punks!!! This place rocks!!!

Julian Raya

I went here for live music all the time as a kid. Now, 20 years later I attend NA meetings here... Funny to find myself back here in this context.

Candice G.

I don't know that ive ever been anywhere louder in my entire life but it was a really cool venue and the space allows for a lot of different show options. Luckily they have a little shop that sells Kirkland brand microwaveable popcorn and ear plugs for a very nominal price. They have free water in Gatorade jugs and just ask that you re-use your cup, and they sell no alcohol so a night out at 924 Gilman is bound to be a budget friendly one. The staff here were... ambivalent? Which is fine. If I had my eardrums blown out on the regular at a straight edge venue, I'd probably feel similarly. There's a real grassroots vibe here, though they're apparently somewhat backed by members of Green Day as a thank you for being an outlet for them when they were coming up in the Bay Area. The selection of shows here run the gamut but the show I attended was a metal, then experimental drum band, then a funky one man from outer space band, then a metal robotic band. It was... not for everyone. But it was for me.

Stephanie Y.

This non profit is an all ages, substance free music venue that really gears to the punk scene. It's been around for 30 years doing it's thing! While, I admit this was actually my first punk show ever and I'm not the biggest fan, I am a fan of 924 Gilman and what it represents and the service it provides for Berkeley. The Sunday night show was $10 cover, plus the $2 membership fee. 4 bands, 1 of which was a wizard and 1 of which had robots. Yep. The other were 2 were more closely to what I would refer to as death metal. It's loud, but it's something different. They have a little snack bar where you can buy ear plugs (needed), water and chips and such. Coffee is free, but a donation is encouraged. They are all about being welcome to all with no judgement and you gotta get behind it. Surprisingly, the bathroom was pretty clean!

Dillon B.

Great place with great shows. Very nice atmosphere, people help you up if you fall down and anyone coming there to cause trouble is quickly kicked out. The only problem is they don't serve drinks.

Alternative Music Foundation

924 Gilman St, Berkeley, CA 94710