Cafe Du Nord

Music Venue, Rock Club, and Café · Duboce Triangle
2174 Market St (at Sanchez St.), San Francisco, CA 94114, United States
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–2:00 AM
Credit Cards:
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Built in 1906, and located below street level, Cafe Du Nord has a sordid history as a brothel, a speakeasy, and the meeting place of secret societies. It now houses one of San Francisco's favorite music venues!


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    Rebecca M.
    "intimate space for live music."(3 Tips)
    "ringing of a bell signals half off champagne and oysters."(2 Tips)
    Juliet B.
    "Sexy decor and awesome live music."(4 Tips)
    Kresimir G.
    "Smooth jazz baby!!!"(2 Tips)
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  • intimate
  • music
  • coffee
  • free Wifi
  • dancing
  • dirty martinis
  • meatballs
  • booths
  • samba
  • grilled swordfish
  • power outlets
  • strudel
  • reggae
  • bread
  • wild mushrooms
  • prints
  • electronics
  • crowded
  • Jessica C.

    Best dirty martini🍸 I've had in my life. And don't forget to order the parker rolls 🍞

    Jessica Choi · 2 weeks ago
  • Anton S.

    Try the burger

    Anton Shuster · August 28
  • SFist

    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

    SFist · August 7
  • Jeshua B.

    Champagne and oysters after midnight.

    Jeshua Borges · July 10
  • SFist

    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

    SFist · June 23
  • squeasel

    Beautiful small venue to catch a show.

    squeasel · October 8, 2014
  • brianna g.

    Fantastic Jazz.

    brianna george · March 12, 2014
  • Courtney K.

    Great concert spot

    Courtney Kuhlman · September 4, 2013
  • SF Weekly

    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

    SF Weekly · May 7, 2013
  • Zachary R.

    Get the fried pickles to start if you order food.

    Zachary Reiss-Davis · April 22, 2013
  • Petty Theft

    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

    Petty Theft · April 8, 2013
  • annie l.

    For the vertically challenged, try standing on the stairs to the right of the stage (stage left)

    annie lin · March 2, 2013
  • Renaissance Hotels

    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

    Renaissance Hotels · February 13, 2013
  • Meghan M.

    One of the best places to see bands, definitely intimate and usually not over crowded.

    Meghan Murphy · November 12, 2012
  • Stewart P.

    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.

    Stewart Pratt · October 22, 2012
  • Bryant M.

    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.

    Bryant Miguel · August 24, 2012
  • Rob R.

    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.

    Rob Ray · February 4, 2012
  • Donald W.

    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

    Donald Wilson · January 26, 2012
  • Kresimir G.

    Smooth jazz baby!!!

    Kresimir Grgurevic · November 21, 2011
  • Jacqueline R.

    Great venue!

    Jacqueline Rocamora · November 13, 2011
  • Daniel S.

    The go to place for local bands release parties. While the acts are often small, they make up for it in spirit.

    Daniel Salinas · August 15, 2011
  • The Parlotones

    See The Parlotones here on 11/01/11!

    The Parlotones · August 11, 2011
  • Peter G.

    Scrimshaw on tap. Get it.

    Peter Gray · May 25, 2011
  • Patricia Y.

    They serve the strongest whisky sours EVER.

    Patricia Yee · April 14, 2011
  • Patricia Y.

    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.

    Patricia Yee · April 14, 2011
  • TicketWeb

    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

    TicketWeb · February 18, 2011
  • Shelly M.

    Feels like a church. Folding chairs.

    Shelly Miller · November 19, 2010
  • Juliet B.

    Great little place. Sexy decor and awesome live music.

    Juliet Bowen · June 7, 2010
  • Ted B.

    U have to check out the stuffbox booth while you're here

    Ted Blosser · May 13, 2010
  • Teresa F.

    Beautiful venue.

    Teresa Finney · February 25, 2010
  • hugo b.

    Where's the food?

    hugo buret · February 5, 2010
  • Mark E.

    Delicious meatball mini-burgers at #vatorsplash cafe de Nord

    Mark Evans · February 5, 2010
  • Rebecca M.

    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

    Rebecca Morehiser · February 1, 2010
  • Anthony T.

    One of the few places in San Francisco that feels like a "proper" music listening club.

    Anthony Torza · January 17, 2010
  • Chip O.

    Play pool while listening to music

    Chip Overstreet · November 27, 2009
  • Lisa P.

    Cafe Du Nord is near the Castro district and is therefore very gay friendly.

    Lisa Padilla · November 18, 2009
  • Gercek K.

    Amazing live electronic music. No djs, smooth female vocals.. I wonder if they keep it on everyday...

    Gercek Karakus · November 14, 2009
  • Josh E.

    Great coffee (Ritual), free wifi, power outlets... this the kind of place I can settle in for some "working from home" action.

    Josh Estelle · November 11, 2009
  • Brian G.

    See some musical acts.

    Brian Good · September 13, 2009
  • Michelle B.

    They brew Ritual Coffee.

    Michelle Broderick · June 28, 2009
  • max l.

    go to cafe norda listen to music

    max l · May 15, 2009
  • James Y.

    drop by for some ritual coffee

    James Yu · April 20, 2009

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