Northern California Celtic Music Venues


Sessions are now included on the Celtic Calendars
Also some N Nevada and Hawaii venues below


Links to Northern California Music Venues:

Central California Seisiun List

AmeriCeltic Northern California music and sessions including the Santa Cruz and SF Bay areas

Traditional Celtic Music In the San Francisco & Monterey Bay Areas

Fire on the Mountain  Music Festivals


Sacramento Valley:

The Sofia, Home of B Street 2700 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816 Sacramento -

Boxing Donkey - 300 Lincoln St., Roseville, CA (916) 797-3665

Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 15th & J, Sacramento - Welsh Church Evensong service - 1st Wednesday of each month, 6:00 pm - 916 446-2620 

Fox and Goose, 1001 R Street, corner of 10th and R, Sacramento, Ca 95814  (916) 443-8825

Delta of Venus Cafe & Pub, 122 B Street, Downtown Davis  Info: marymlogan(at) or call 530-400-6775 - Irish Traditional Session - Wednesdays, 7-10 pm 

Duffy's Tavern, 337 Main St (4th and Main), Chico - 530 343 7718

The Northern California Harp Ring Chico, has a monthly circle the first Sunday of each month and also sponsors harp workshops and retreats. For more information contact Janice atВ celticharper@sbcglobal.netВ or 530-893-8026.

Lou La Bont's Restaurant 13460 Lincoln Way, Auburn  530-885-9193

The Center for the Arts, 314 W Main St, Grass Valley, CA  95945   530.274.8384

The Corkman's Clipper Irish Pub,18990 Coyote Valley Road, Hidden Valley Lake, CA 95467. (707) 809-7006 or (707) 245-7704

36 Handles, 1010 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 - (916) 941-3606


Fresno and San Joaquin Valley:

Full Circle Brewery  - 620 F St.Fresno 
Crossroads - 3315 N. Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93726

Fresno Folklore Society

Fox Theatre - 326 North Irwin St., Hanford  (559) 584-7823  

Grace O’Malley’s Public House - 4020 N Cedar Ave, Fresno - (559) 229-7825


San Francisco:

Plough & Stars Pub, 116 Clement Street (near Second Avenue), San Francisco 751-1122

Johnny Foley's Pub, 243 O'Farrell Street, San Francisco, near Union Square, San Francisco.

The Blackthorn Tavern, 834 Irving Street, San Francisco - Culann's Hounds' home in San Francisco.

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, 519 Jackson Street, San Francisco (415) 955-1916

The Abbey Tavern, 4100 Geary Blvd at 5th Ave, San Francisco

United Irish Cultural Centre, 2700 45th Avenue (at Sloat Boulevard), San Francisco - (415) 661-2700

O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 622 Green Street, San Francisco, 989-6222
O'Reilly's Holy Grail , 1233 Polk Street, San Francisco

The Chieftain Irish Pub and Restaurant - 198 5th St., San Francisco, 615-0916

Irish Bank  - 10 Mark Lane (off Bush St.), San Francisco, 788-7152

Pat O'Sheas Mad Hatter and Ireland's 32 - Both on Geary Avenue near Third Avenue 415-752-3148

Buena Vista Cafe - 2765 Hyde Street at Beach, San Francisco, 474-5044
Wild Oscar's  - 1900 Folsom, San Francisco, 621-7145

S F South Bay:

O'Flaherty's Irish Pub in downtown San Jose

White Cockade Scottish Pub in Boulder Creek on the first and third Sundays. Interested parties should contact session host, Greg Roe at sessions(at)

Finn McCools Irish Pub, 213 El Camino Real, Millbrae - Bar Phone: 650.697.2403 

Sunnyvale & Mountain View: Molly & Fibbar Magees.

The Grand Dell Saloon, 1040 Dell Ave. in Campbell: (408) 378-3970
The Fox Theatre, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City (650) 369-4119

Towles Cafe - Burlingame - Great food and Celtic music 1401 Burlingame Ave. (650)344-1462

The San Francisco Pipers Club at Fandango Pizza, 3163 Middlefield Road (near Loma Verde), Palo Alto (650) 494-2929


S F North Bay and Mendocino Coast:

Wednesday Main Street Station, located at 16280 Main Street, in Guerneville.  Call (707) 869-0501 or email for details.

St. Isabella's Parish Hall, 1 Trinity Way, San Rafael (Terra Linda off Freitas Parkway).Call (415) 497-8656 or email for play list and directions.

Murphy's Irish Pub, 464 First Street East, . Murphy's has its schedule on the WWW.
San Rafael, Marine Center Box Office - 415 499-6800 

The Mayflower Pub, located at, 1533 Fourth Street, San Rafael (website not up yet 5/16/08)

The Black Rose - 2074 Armory Dr. Santa Rosa - 707.546.7673

Sebastopol Community Center

Caspar Inn - 14957 Caspar Rd. Caspar (707) 964-5565


S F East Bay:

Mr. Pickwick's British Pub & Restaurant 4633 Clayton Road, Concord, CA   (925) 459-0574     No cover charge

Fremont - Brask House Concert - 2041 Valorie St. 

Freight & Salvage on Addison (just off San Pablo one block south of University Ave. Berkeley.

Sally Greenberg's House Concerts in Berkeley. These concerts tend to feature English and Scottish music in a great, intimate setting (limited to 40 people).

Starry Plough Pub, in Berkeley on Shattuck Ave (south of Ashby) . The Starry Plough has informal sessions every Sunday night starting at 8:00 organized by Shay Black.

The Adelphian Center for the Arts, 2167 Central Ave, Alameda (51) 748-8181. This is a lovely venue with nice acoustics, people who come to hear the music (and beer!).


Monterey and Santa Cruz:

The best site for Monterey area concerts is the Monterey Celtic Society Website.

The Britannia Arms, 8017 Soquel Ave. in Aptos from 7pm to 9pm & on the 3rd Sunday of the month, from 2pm to 4pm, at NOAA Building on the UCSC Marine Science Campus. For info call Winona at 426-9113.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church: 9850 Monroe Avenue, Aptos, CA 95003 just off Soquel.  St. Andrew Presbyterian Church  

Gilroy at The Claddagh Irish Restaurant & Pub, 1300 First St., For info, contact The Claddagh at (408) 848-5050, the or visit

Duffy's Tavern, 282 High St. in Monterey

The London Bridge Pub, Fisherman's Wharf #2 in Monterey

CB Hannegan's, 208 Bachman Ave. in Los Gatos

Monterey Live - 414 Alvarado St., Monterey (831)646-1415

Don Quixote's International Music Hall, 6275 Hwy. 9 in Felton ( 831 ) 203-2294



Comma Coffee, 312 South Carson St., Carson City, Nevada, across from the state legislature.  Call Comma Coffee at 883-2662. 



O'Toole's Irish Pub, 902 Nuuanu Ave, Downtown Honolulu, HI 96817, 808-536-4138

Kelley O'Neil's, 307 Lewers St, Waikiki, HI 96815, 808-926-1777

Irish Rose Saloon, 478 Ena Rd, Waikiki, HI 96815, 808-947-3414


Mulligan's on the Blue, 100 Kaukahi St, Wailea, HI, 96753, 808-874-1131




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