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San Francisco Nightlife

Purple Onion

  • 140 Columbus Ave. Map It
  • North Beach
  • Comedy Clubs

Updated 04/01/2013

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This intimate nightspot ranks right up there with Bimbo's and the Fillmore on the list of San Francisco's most famous clubs, and people seem to love it or hate it. While the Onion is a historic, quintessential San Francisco venue that provided an early platform for both folk-music troubadours such as the Kingston Trio and comedic acts like the Smothers Brothers, it has seen better days. In addition to stand-up, you can catch sketch comedy, open mike, and improv shows.

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140 Columbus Ave., at Broadway, San Francisco, California, 94113, United States

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Updated 04/01/2013


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