Bars & Nightclubs - Concert Hall
19 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
December 2020: Sweetwater Music Hall is now operated by a 501c3 non-profit public benefit organization, carrying on its music and education programming. Fully tax-deductible donations are welcome!
The first floor of the 107-year-old Masonic Lodge No. 356 in Mill Valley underwent an extensive renovation and has been transformed into a live music venue and café evoking the deconstructed elegance of a grand old home.
Arriving at Sweetwater Music Hall, guests will walk through a courtyard and enter the café through four black French doors flanked by two courtyard lanterns.
The Café features an open kitchen and espresso bar, with classic French bistro tables and café chairs as well as a U-shaped pistachio-hued banquette. Walls dressed in exposed brick and warm camel color frame the space, while three chandeliers hang languidly from the high ceiling.
Moving into the Music Hall, guests are welcomed by an inviting ambience marked by a blend of comfort, rawness, beautiful touches and hidden acoustics.
Guests may choose between standing room or limited seating options that include:
– a long deep burgundy velvet and leather-tufted banquette;
– cocktail tables and chairs in black and brass;
– generously sized drink ledges that double as seating;
– and at the back bar, elevated seating that provides great sight lines across the music hall. Walls cloaked in antiqued burlap wallpaper with stenciled gold transition seamlessly to the coved ceiling, which reveals exposed wood joist and pin-spot lighting at its center.