April 2019 Calendar

All shows are "free/donation to performers" unless otherwise noted.

  • 1st - 8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy) 21+
  • 2nd - 8pm
    Live band Beatles Karaoke
  • 3rd - 7pm
    Tom Fritsche’s Trivia Nite
  • 4th - 6pm
    Si Tu Vois ma Mere (Happy Hour set)
  •           8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 5th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 6th - 6pm
    Aaron Hammerman (Barrel house boogie)
  •           9pm
    The Big Meat Combo (pyscho-bluegrass)
  • 7th  
  • 8th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 9th - 8:30pm
    Odes Ambient Dinner Party (instrumental guitar)
  • 10th - 9pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 11th - 9pm
    Bone Cootes (blues, americana)
  • 12th - 9pm
    Aaron Hammerman (Barrel house boogie)
  • 13th - 6pm
    Uke-Hunt (uke-folk)
  •           9pm
    Faded Love (Western swing, early jazz/country)
  • 14th - 7pm
    (Doors at 6pm)
    Opera on Tap (21+)
  • 15th - 8pm
    Resistance is Fertile (Comedy) 21+
  • 16th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 17th  
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger, 70/80’s rock)
  • 18th - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Instrumental, Jazz)
  • 19th - 6pm
    Happy Hour: Chris Moss (Rock, Americana, Guitarist)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf,Lounge)
  • 20th - 6pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Pianist)
  •           9pm
  • 21st  
  • 22nd - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Travis Kirby (indie,folk)
  • 24th - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango (Argentine Tango)
  • 25th - 9pm
    Captain Input (funk, soul jam)
  • 26th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Pianist)
  • 27th - 6pm
    Holly Mead (Pianist)
  •           9pm
    Project Pimento (theremin jazz lounge)
  • 28th  
  • 29th - 8:30pm
    Kaseem Bentley Presents: (comedy) 21+
  • 30th - 8:30pm
    12 String Roulette (Gypsy/western Jazz)

The Rite Spot Cafe features local bands, comedians and performers and supports the local music, art and comedy scene. Our music program is eclectic catering to our diverse clientele so you are just as likely to see Toshio Hirano singing Jimmy Roger's tunes as a 20's era Tin Pan Alley band The Frisky Frolics. Or local artist, musician and detective Mr. Lucky singing his quirky lounge tunes as you'd see Reuben Rye banging out instrumental versions of 80's post punk on our beautiful piano. Most shows start around 9:00 pm and are FREE unless otherwise noted. There is a $8.00 per person minimum during all free live performances.

We are a rare San Francisco luxury set in an unpretentious atmosphere.

"As soon as you enter the Rite Spot Cafe, it's apparent that this quaint Mission District hang is a cut above the other small dives in the area. It's the perfect combination of neighborhood bar and charming hideaway, with friendly-but-don't-fuck-with-me bartenders, white tablecloths, and an affordable, delectable menu of mostly Italian comfort food. But even with those charms, the strong suit of the place is the live entertainment; the setting frequently draws in some of the area's best musicians for free shows. The regular gigs on Sunday nights, when the rickety house piano at the front of the room is taken over by some of the most skilled singer/songwriters, make it an ideal room for listening. Aside from a little low conversation and the occasional clink of a glass, people are there to listen, and what they're listening to is top-notch."

San Francisco Bay Guardian
Best Listening Room

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