It can be difficult to find affordable San Francisco Rehearsal Studios that are high quality. We break down the Top 10, because we love music shows in San Francisco, and the best way to enjoy them is by checking out bands that are well rehearsed.

Music City Rehearsal

Lower Nob Hill. 1353 Bush Street San Francisco, CA 94109. (415) 474-9900

Prepare to be impressed, it’s easy to see why Music City takes the top spot. The rehearsal spaces are fantastic and modern, and there are plenty of instruments to make use of.

You can also take lessons, Lance the drum instructor is highly experienced and offers incredible lessons. It’s open 7 days a week from 11 in the morning till 11 o’clock at night.

You’ll pay around $80 for 3 hours in the studio.

Lennon Rehearsal & Music Services

SoMa. 271 Dore Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. (415) 575-3636

They have all of the equipment available that you might need, and Monday to Friday the opening hours are 11 pm to 1 am. Over the weekend 12 pm to 10:30 pm. The weekend is prime time for concerts in San Francisco, after all.

It’s a quirky studio with a rich history rent both backline and small sound systems. Also, Lennon offers Drum Lessons by Dynamic Drumming and has music lessons, classes, and workshops by Blue Bear School of Music.

The music store is open late night with drum accessories, bass and guitar accessories, and their rates for a fully equipped studio with “Big Loud” Pro gear start at just $60.00 for 3 hours, and $70.00 gets you a room the size of the Bottom of the Hill with a full stage 27 x 14, stage monitors and FOH sound system.

Tiny Telephone Recording

Mission. 1458A San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94100. (415) 819-1960

Open from 9am till midnight, 7 days a week. There are three studios to choose from, and a full day will cost you up to $325.

Gulch Alley

Lower Nob Hill 1407 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94109. (415) 747-4488

Great equipment and experienced musicians running the show, Gulch Alley is open from 9 in the morning till 12:30 am 7 days a week.

A single session will set you back $60 and runs for 3 hours.

Hyde Street Studios

Tenderloin. 245 Hyde Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. (415) 441-8934

Tupac once recorded at Hyde Street Studios, and Joe Satriani hangs out- so it’s kind of a big deal. It’s the studio that never sleeps, open 7 days a week from 6am till 5:30 it the morning.


Faultline Studios

SoMa. 1139 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. (415) 562-7625

This studio is open 7 days a week from 10am till 11am.

Light Rail Studios

Bayview-Hunters Pt. 672 Toland Pl, San Francisco, CA 94124. (415) 285-0259

This studio is open 24 hours a day for all of your musical needs. There are a wide range of rehearsal spaces available, and monthly rental costs run from $275 to $550 for shares. For exclusive studio rental, except to pay between $450 and $1100.

GetReel Productions

Potrero Hill. 2200 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA 94124. (415) 824-1501

GetReel has been in the business since 1998 and offers high end equipment, affordable value and comfortable spaces.

RHL Rehearsal Studios

Bayview-Hunters Pt. 2398 Jerrold Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124 (925) 240-0270

If you’re looking for 24-hour lockout studio, then this could be the place for you. Purchase a month of rehearsal time for just $490. Perfect for pop and jazz bands.

RHL Rehearsal Studios

SoMa. 525 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. (925) 240-0270

This is run by the same people, but a different location. It’s also 24 hours, however, you can snag a month of rehearsal time for just $396.