Café Du Nord

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INFO Located in the 1907 landmark Swedish-American building in the Upper Market district of San Francisco, Café Du Nord is a nightclub, restaurant and live music venue. Café Du Nord still boasts its Victorian interior and echoes... ... read more

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Café Du Nord Information

Café Du Nord  - Live Music Venue in San Francisco.

Located in the 1907 landmark Swedish-American building in the Upper Market district of San Francisco, Café Du Nord is a nightclub, restaurant and live music venue.

Café Du Nord still boasts its Victorian interior and echoes of its sexy and unlawful past as a renowned speakeasy during Prohibition are present in the dark wood, blood-red walls, and classic cocktails.

Café Du Nord serves an eclectic menu including ravioli, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and salad, while the Swedish-American Hall upstairs serves as a live music and entertainment venue with a Swedish craftsman aesthetic – the pièce de resistance is a grand wooden ballroom chock full of country charm.

Chef Mike Werden helms the restaurant at Café Du Nord, which generally opens its doors an hour before show time, with dinner served thirty minutes after the doors open.

Open seven days a week, Café Du Nord is a one-stop spot to plan and book private events from catering and cocktails to entertainment, decor, and weddings.

Café Du Nord User Reviews

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Beware the Stairs
Ashley F. Feb 28, 2013
I came here with a friend to watch a band and found it be an enjoyable enough experience. We arrived early enough that there was plenty of seating available to us apart from the bar. The dimmed lighting certainly gives it a certain comfortable atmosphere, and we chatted away while waiting for the show to begin. As we were there before it got too busy, the bartenders were good on checking up on us. The area to watch the bands performing is pretty spacious but fills up pretty quickly. As full as the floor got, I never felt suffocated and people move easily enough. I found that I preferred listening from the back though then when I was right by the stage as the sound travels very well throughout the club. Drinks are decently priced with ales starting at six dollars. There is a $15 dollar minimum for using a card, and it helps to know what you want as the bartenders I had were not impressed with my awkward pauses and lack of knowledge. Word of warning: It is a basement space with a long staircase serving as the only exit so keep that in mind for smoke breaks and when especially inebriated. The bathrooms can also only be reached by climbing short yet narrow stairs. The scene was mostly 20-something with the occasional 30-something. All in all, it was a nice time.
Loud crazed fusion/jazz maniacs & awesomeness.
Nick S. Sep 17, 2012
I went to here the other day for a show. I hadn't been to Cafe du Nord in probably over 18 years before then, when loud crazed fusion/jazz maniacs performed there and I must say it hasn't changed that much. It has an old dark classic aura. All three bands that performed sounded spot on. Maybe it was the roady's knowledge of doing a proper sound check, but when smaller club can produce sounds where all the instruments mesh perfectly and you can actually hear what the musician is singing, that's usually a formula for a good show. Beers are fairly reasonably priced for San Francisco. No $12 beers like you might see in the tourist infested areas (if you're not careful) . The service is classic "aloof saracastic and unfriendly San Franciscan." But they get the job done behind there. Restrooms are pretty clean for a club and the layouts pretty reasonable for a rectangular spaced concert lot. Probably wouldn't be a very safe club to be in if there were a fire because it's a basement lounge, so, word to the wise: know in advance where your fire exits are at this place. Still, had a great time here.
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