December 2018 Calendar

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

  • 1st - 6pm
    Joe Mackessy (bluegrass)
  •           9pm
    The Big Meat Combo (bluegrass)
  • 2nd - 7pm
    JRB End of the Year Clearance Show
  • 3rd - 8:30pm
    Misery Index (Comedy) 21+
  • 4th - 8pm
    Live band Beatles Karaoke
  • 5th - 7pm
    Brandon Mexiel's Trivia Nite
  • 6th - 8:30pm
    Special Comedy Recording with Kaseem Bentley + Friends 21+
  • 7th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz trio)
  • 8th - 6pm
    Kyra Gordon-Singalong Saturdays-all ages welcome (pianist)
  •           9pm
    So High and the Uppers (elvis tribute) + Con Permiso (mariachi)
  • 9th - 8pm
    (Doors at 7pm)
    The FINAL Drag Spectacular Spectacular 21+
  • 10th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  •           9pm
    Broken Horse and Hazel Atlas (Retro Jazz/Country Western/Noir)
  • 11th - 8:30pm
    Odes Ambient Dinner Party (instrumental guitar)
  • 12th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (soul/jazz/rhythm and blues)
  • 13th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Pianist)
  • 14th - 9pm
    DJ Martha Queen + Guest DJs (original 45's:60's go-go, r&b and soul)
  • 15th - 6pm
    Holly Mead (Pianist)
    Magic Magic Roses + Silverware + Baby Jamie (dreamy alt folk)
  • 16th - 5pm
    (Doors at 4pm)
    Opera on Tap 21+
  •           8pm
    Justin Frahm's Annual Seasonal Melancholic Disorder Show 21+
  • 17th - 8pm
    Resistance is Futile (Comedy) 21+
  • 18th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt - Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 19th - 9pm
    The Barney's Xmas Party (70's/80's rock)
  • 20th - 8:30pm
    Craig Ventresco (Ragtime, Tin Pan Alley)
  • 21st - 6pm
    Happy Hour: Chris Moss (Rock, Americana, Guitarist)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy, Surf,Lounge)
  • 22nd - 6pm
    Sarah Gallagher + El Tee (freak folk + indie)
  •           9pm
    Jessica Popovich Xmas Show (Pianist)
  • 23rd  
  • 24th  
  • 25th  
  • 26th - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango (Argentine Tango)
  • 27th - 9pm
    CPT NPT (Kyra Gordon + Full Band/Jazz, Funk, Blues)
  • 28th - 9pm
    Aaron Hammerman (barrelhouse blues boogie)
  • 29th - 6pm
  •           9pm
    Bone Cootes (americana blues)
  • 30th - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 31st  

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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