December 2019 Calendar

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

  • 1st  
  • 2nd - 8pm
    Misery Index (comedy) 21+
  • 3rd - 8pm
    Live Band Beatles Karaoke
  • 4th - 8:30pm
    Joe Mackessy (Americana)
  • 5th - 9pm
    The Barney's
  • 6th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (Jazz)
  • 7th - 6pm
    Kyra’s Birthday Singalong Party
  •           9pm
    Campfire Casanovas 9pm (Blues/Americana)
  • 8th - 7pm
    Doors at 6pm
    Conspiracy of Beards (Leonard Cohen Men’s Choir)
  • 9th - 8pm
    From Shinola (comedy) 21+
  • 10th - 8:30pm
    Odes (ambient dinner party)
  • 11th - 9pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (jazz/soul)
  • 12th - 8:30pm
    Lonestar (funk/soul)
  • 13th - 9pm
    12 String Roulette (Gypsy Jazz, Western swing)
  • 14th  
    Closed for Private Event until 8:30pm
  •           9pm
    Aaron Hammerman (barrelhouse boogie)
  • 15th - 7pm
    Doors at 6pm
    Conspiracy of Venus
  • 16th - 8:30pm
    Resistance is Fertile (comedy) 21+
  • 17th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt- Ted Savarese and Friends (Americana, Blues)
  • 18th - 9pm
    Ramrod Romeos (Jamin Barton & Doug Hilsinger, 70/80’s rock)
  • 19th - 9pm
    Deep Space Trio (Instrumental, Jazz)
  • 20th - 6pm
    Happy Hour: Chris Moss (Rock, Americana, Guitarist)
  •           9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (Spy,Surf,Lounge)
  • 21st - 6 - 8pm
    Kyra Gordon Holiday Singalong
  •           9 - 11pm
    Allison Lovejoy and Julian Gross + Friends (Jazz)
  • 22nd  
  • 23rd - 8:30pm
    Laughgasm (Comedy) 21+
  • 24th  
  • 25th  
  • 26th - 9pm
    Joe Mackessy (Americana/blues)
  • 27th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (Pianist)
  • 28th  
    Skillet Licorice (bluegrass)
  • 29th  
  • 30th - 8pm
    Kaseem Bentley Comedy Nite 21+
  • 31st  
    The Barney’s New Years Eve Party

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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