December 2009 Calendar

  • 9th - 9:00PM free
    The New Rite Spot All Stars
  • 10th - 9:00PM free
    Lovie McKie- Jazz
  • 11th - 6:00PM free
    Mike Burns- solo piano
  • 12th - 9:00PM free
    Emily Anne- swing
  • 13th - 8:00PM free
    Karina Denike and Bone Cootes- soul/blues
  • 14th - 8:00PM free
    Ed Jones-Blues
  • 15th - 9:00PM free
    Equinox Trio- Jazz
  • 16th - 9:00PM free
    Will Billy-solo piano
  • 17th - 9:00PM free
    Dime Store Dandy- tin pan alley
  • 18th - 9:00PM free
    Michael McIntosh-solo piano
  • 19th - 8:00PM free
    Octomutt and Friends
  • 20th - 8:00PM free
    Ramshackle Romeos and SPECIAL GUEST
  • 21st - 8:00PM
    Michael Burns-solo piano
  • 24th - 9:00PM free
  • 25th - 8:00PM free
  • 26th - 8:00PM free
    Toshio Hirano and Scott Young (Red Meat)-country
  • 27th - 8:00PM free
  • 28th - 8:00PM free
    Richard-solo piano
  • 29th - 8:00PM free
    Paul Kimura- Jazz
  • 30th - 9:00PM
    Tom Lander- Jazz
  • 31th - 8:00PM
    Swing With Stan- 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 Café, 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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