Boom Boom Room

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Opposite the Fillmore Theater on Geary Street, blues legend John Lee Hooker created Boom Boom Room--a classy, live blues and boogie venue. All employees are blues devotees and many shows turn into full-house jam sessions. While the late Mr. Hooker himself no longer graces the stage with his hollow-body guitar and gravelly voice, the blues spirit he created lives on here. The hungry should eat before arriving because the only things keeping the mojo working in this joint are booze and blues!

Location:  1601 Fillmore Street, At Geary Street

Business hours:  Tu-Su 4:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.