“THIS IS MY FAVORITE PLACE TO PLAY IN THE BAY AREA."
-BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG
"THE IVY ROOM IS MY FAVORITE BAY AREA VENUE. THOUGH I LOVE THE ROOM AND THE VIBE,
IT'S THE OWNERS AND THE STAFF THAT MAKE THE PLACE EXCEPTIONAL."
"WHAT AN AWESOME PLACE TO PLAY AND HEAR MUSIC, GREAT SOUND AND VIBE. THE STAFF IS ALWAYS ON POINT. WE LOVE THE IVY ROOM."
"GREAT LOCAL HANGOUT WITH A FULL BAR AND LIVE MUSIC. HIGHLY RECOMMEND."
"THE NEW AND IMPROVED IVY ROOM IS AN EAST BAY TREASURE."
"I love the Ivy Room. Lani Torres and Summer Gerbing have taken it from a local dive to a club worthy of the sunset strip without any of the accompanying attitude and bs. Its awesome to be a local performer and be able to gig in our own neighborhood without feeling excluded by big names. On the contrary, Ivy Room succeeds in featuring mostly local acts with a sprinkling of the international and an occasional mega star without sacrificing inclusivity. Kudos"
"I know that i am always talking up the Ivy Room, and I do feel really passionate about it. As musicians we gripe a lot about our gigging opportunities, and in our midst is this jewel of a venue with great sound and lights that feels homey and comfortable, and can actually generate a good amount of money when we musicians work to get people there. The Ivy Room's doors are open to community-oriented events, under-served populations, benefits, and a diverse menu of music from free jazz to women country singers to punk rock.
But the club's commitment to inclusivity does not make for an easy ride. They really need the community to show up and support events. Next time you are looking for something to do, stop in and see what they have going on, maybe take a chance on something that might be unfamiliar, and please spread the word. We have to do our part as audience members and as musicians to preserve the few good performance spaces we have in the East Bay.
- Myles Boison