December 2015 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 8:30pm
    Live Band Beatles Karaoke with J. Raoule Brody
  • 2nd - 6:30pm
    Jeff Cleary’s Trivia Implosion
  • 3rd - 9pm
    Michael McIntosh (solo piano)
  • 4th - 9pm
    Fletcher Nielson (solo piano)
  • 5th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon (solo piano)
  •   - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy
  • 6th - doors 7pm
    show 8pm
    Conspiracy of Beards- Leonard Cohen Tribute Choir
  • 7th - 9pm
    Comedy: Misery Index 21+
  • 8th - 8:30pm
    Jessica Poppovich (solo piano)
  • 9th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 10th - 8:30pm
    Nick Rossi Trio (jazz)
  • 11th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (jazz)
  • 12th - 4pm doors
    5pm show
    Conspiracy of Venus
  • 13th - doors 5pm
    show 6pm
    Paula Frazer, Michael Tapscott, Ryan Donelly, Allegra Bandy
  • 14th - 9pm
    Comedy: From Shinola 21+
  • 15th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt (Americana/Blues)
  • 16th - 9pm
    The Velvet Vipers (jazz)
  • 17th - 8:30pm
    Michael McIntosh (solo piano)
  • 18th - 9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (surf/lounge)
  • 19th - 9pm
    Reuben Maness (solo piano)
  • 20th - 5pm
    Utrillo’s Annual Holiday Show/Chili Cook Off
  • 21st - 9pm
    Comedy: Am I Rite? 21+
  • 22nd - 8:30pm
    Deep Space Quartet (jazz)
  • 23rd - 8pm
    Justin Frahm’s Seasonal Melancholic Disorder Show
  • 24th
  • 25th
  • 26th
  • 27th
  • 28th - 8:30pm
    Comedy/Storytelling Hard Lessons 21+
  • 29th - 8:30pm
    Kitten on the Keys (solo piano)
  • 30th - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco and Meredith Axelrod (Ragtime, Blues, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 31st - 9pm
    New Years eve with The Barneys (surf)

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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