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Cafe Du Nord

Cocktail Bar, Music Venue, and Restaurant$$$$
Duboce Triangle, San Francisco
47 Tips and reviews
  • midnight
  • music
  • intimate
  • burgers
  • café
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  • Brodie O.
    Brodie OlmsteadNovember 27, 2016
    Solid burger and cocktails. The real magic starts after midnight: half off oysters and champagne.
  • Jim P.
    Jim ProsserJune 4, 2016
    The burger is top notch
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    If you make it till midnight, Champagne and oysters are half price until closing at 2 a.m. Read more
  • Reserve
    ReserveMay 11, 2016
    The burger at Cafe du Nord is as classic as the restaurant — which has been serving SF almost continuously since 1907 — with sharp cheddar, lettuce, pickles and secret sauce plus a side of fries. Read more
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 22, 2016
    The burger is great! (but it's like $20).
  • Ben R.
    Ben RussoNovember 4, 2015
    Good burger. Nice atmosphere. Good live jazz. Not the rock n roll hotspot it once was, but oh well.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChoiSeptember 20, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best dirty martini🍸 I've had in my life. And don't forget to order the parker rolls 🍞
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterAugust 28, 2015
    Try the burger
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 7, 2015
    Stick around the bar at Cafe du Nord past midnight and you'll be rewarded: The ringing of a bell signals half off champagne and oysters. Read more
  • Jeshua B.
    Jeshua BorgesJuly 10, 2015
    Champagne and oysters after midnight.
  • SFist
    SFistJune 23, 2015
    Following a major renovation, the new menu is inspired by classic 20th century bar food, with an emphasis on local ingredients. In addition to bar snacks, there are heartier entrées like a cioppino. Read more
  • squeasel
    squeaselOctober 8, 2014
    Beautiful small venue to catch a show.
  • brianna g.
    brianna georgeMarch 12, 2014
    Fantastic Jazz.
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KuhlmanSeptember 4, 2013
    Great concert spot
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 7, 2013
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – Best Experimental Music Gathering. The multiday, multimedia On Land festival is a serious contender for Experimental Music Event of the Whole Left... Read more
  • Zachary R.
    Zachary Reiss-DavisApril 22, 2013
    Get the fried pickles to start if you order food.
  • Petty Theft
    Petty TheftApril 8, 2013
    Oh My My, Oh Hell Yeah! ... BIG THX to all the folks who came out to Cafe Du Nord this past weekend where we had our biggest turnout yet! We look forward to being back in SF again real soon! Read more
  • annie l.
    annie linMarch 2, 2013
    For the vertically challenged, try standing on the stairs to the right of the stage (stage left)
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsFebruary 13, 2013
    Come before 11pm to sample the short, but tasty menu – munch on the Wild Mushroom Strudel or Grilled Swordfish before the dancing starts. For more, follow us on 4sq or at Read more
  • Meghan M.
    Meghan MurphyNovember 12, 2012
    One of the best places to see bands, definitely intimate and usually not over crowded.
  • Stewart P.
    Stewart PrattOctober 22, 2012
    Just be careful...could easily hold 200+ people...but for some reason they seat the room...leaving space for only about 75...leaving everyone that doesnt have a seat barely able to see the stage.
  • Bryant M.
    Bryant MiguelAugust 24, 2012
    The venue is smaller and cozy with an incredible wrap-around balcony across the entire venue. Seeing a band at this location is always a treat! I would definitely see an act here over Slims, tenfold.
  • Rob R.
    Rob RayFebruary 4, 2012
    One of the best live music venues in the city. Super easy to get to and even some street parking if you're the DD.
  • Donald W.
    Donald WilsonJanuary 26, 2012
    This place used to be a speakeasy in the old days. Known to have very stiff and tasty cocktails (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Kresimir G.
    Kresimir GrgurevicNovember 21, 2011
    Smooth jazz baby!!!
  • Jacqueline R.
    Jacqueline RocamoraNovember 13, 2011
    Great venue!
  • The Parlotones
    The ParlotonesAugust 11, 2011
    See The Parlotones here on 11/01/11!
  • Peter G.
    Peter GrayMay 25, 2011
    Scrimshaw on tap. Get it.
  • Patricia Y.
    Patricia YeeApril 14, 2011
    They serve the strongest whisky sours EVER.
  • Patricia Y.
    Patricia YeeApril 14, 2011
    Adorable, intimate venue for concerts. If you get a dinner reservation with your ticket, I'd recommend the catfish or calamari. The food is decent.
  • TicketWeb
    TicketWebFebruary 18, 2011
    One of SF's best places to see National acts but still have the classic feel of a lounge. They have great food too! TW ♥'s Cafe Du Nord! Read more
  • Shelly M.
    Shelly MillerNovember 19, 2010
    Feels like a church. Folding chairs.
  • Juliet B.
    Juliet BowenJune 7, 2010
    Great little place. Sexy decor and awesome live music.
  • Ted B.
    Ted BlosserMay 13, 2010
    U have to check out the stuffbox booth while you're here
  • Teresa F.
    Teresa FinneyFebruary 25, 2010
    Beautiful venue.
  • hugo b.
    hugo buretFebruary 5, 2010
    Where's the food?
  • Mark E.
    Mark EvansFebruary 5, 2010
    Delicious meatball mini-burgers at #vatorsplash cafe de Nord
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MorehiserFebruary 1, 2010
    I felt relieved the first time I walked into this place for an AA Bondy show. It is the first small venue we discovered in SF, and a very intimate space for live music. Read more
  • Anthony T.
    Anthony TorzaJanuary 17, 2010
    One of the few places in San Francisco that feels like a "proper" music listening club.
  • Chip O.
    Chip OverstreetNovember 27, 2009
    Play pool while listening to music
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PadillaNovember 18, 2009
    Cafe Du Nord is near the Castro district and is therefore very gay friendly.
  • Gercek K.
    Gercek KarakusNovember 14, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing live electronic music. No djs, smooth female vocals.. I wonder if they keep it on everyday...
  • Josh E.
    Josh EstelleNovember 11, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee (Ritual), free wifi, power outlets... this the kind of place I can settle in for some "working from home" action.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GoodSeptember 13, 2009
    See some musical acts.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BroderickJune 28, 2009
    They brew Ritual Coffee.
  • max l.
    max lMay 15, 2009
    go to cafe norda listen to music
  • James Y.
    James YuApril 20, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    drop by for some ritual coffee
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