January 2016 Calendar

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

  • 1st - CLOSED
  • 2nd - CLOSED
  • 3rd - CLOSED
  • 4th - 9pm
    Comedy: Misery Index 21+
  • 5th - 8:30pm
    Beatles Karaoke
  • 6th - 6:30pm
    Jeff Cleary Trivia
  • 7th - 8:30pm
    Michael McIntosh (piano)
  • 8th - 9pm
    Conscious Contact (jazz)
  • 9th - 9pm
    Reuben Rye 80’s instrumental pianist
  • 10th - doors 7pm
    show 8pm
    Comedy: Funny Shits 21+
  • 11th - 9pm
    Comedy: FromShinola 21+
  • 12th - 8:30pm
    Kitten on the Keys (Tin Pan Alley)
  • 13th - 8:30pm
    Karina Denike and Friends (Soul, Jazz)
  • 14th - 8:30pm
    Scott Okimoto (piano)
  • 15th - 9pm
    Lee Vilensky Trio (surf/lounge)
  • 16th - 9pm
    Project: PImento (theramin lounge)
  • 17th - doors 6pm
    show 7pm
    Opera on Tap
  • 18th - 9pm
    Comedy: Am I Rite? 21+
  • 19th - 8:30pm
    Octomutt (Americana/Blues)
  • 20th - 8:30
    Allegra Bandy (soul)
  • 21st- 9pm
    Marc Capelle and Bart Davenport (soul)
  • 22nd - 9pm
    Holly Mead (piano)
  • 23rd - 9pm
    Michael McIntosh (piano)
  • 24th - CLOSED
  • 25th - 8:30pm
    Hard Lessons with Bucky Sinister 21+ (comedy/storytelling)
  • 26th 8:30pm
    Daniel Fabricant and Holly Mead (tango)
  • 27th - 8:30pm
    Maldito Tango (tango)
  • 28th - 8:30pm
    Jessica Poppovich (piano)
  • 29th - 9pm
    Allison Lovejoy (piano)
  • 30th - 9pm
    Ralph Carney’s Ear Candy (jazz)
  • 31st - 4pm
    Augie’s Montreal Smoke Meat- Sandwich and Poutine Pop up
  • 6pm
    Bone Cootes and Friends (folk/blues)

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 Caf, 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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