The Fillmore is the most famous of all San Francisco live music bars, a concert venue that came of age during the 1960s, and perhaps that is best evidenced by its “poster room,” filled with the iconic, classic concert posters that most visitors will instantly recognise. Despite the fact that it may be past its heyday, the Fillmore is still an amazing venue in which to check out a live act, and draws everything from hip-hop artists to up-and-coming bands to established acts like the Pretenders. Performers take the stage at the front of a bi-level ballroom, complete with hanging chandeliers. It’s hard not to feel like you’re witnessing a piece of history when you check out any live act here. After all, it’s the Fillmore and this place is a rock institution. Though it has a long history, the Fillmore really came into its own in the psychedelic ’60s, when Jefferson Airplane, Santana, and the Grateful Dead ruled the stage. Today, the Fillmore attracts up-and-coming bands and established acts alike. It’s almost all standing room, so wear comfortable shoes. Bring your earplugs in case you end up next to a speaker.