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A regular series of free acoustic, jazz, comedy, and film events draw curious locals and tourists alike to this windowed cafe nestled between the Union Square, Nob Hill, and upper Tenderloin neighborhoods. Filled with sunlight during the day and candlelit at night, the ceramic hex tile floors and high ceilings go for a classy vibe, while a large semi-circular sofa cozies up the middle of the room. There's even a pool table, should you feel like knocking around a few billiard balls. Fans of pulp literature should also drop into Kayo Books next door, then saunter to the other end of the block and see the apartment building where Dashiell Hammett wrote The Maltese Falcon.

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Upcoming Events

  • Royale with Cheese (Comedy)

    • First Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m. free
  • Wrapped in Plastic (On the Cheap)

    • First Friday of every month, 9 p.m. free
  • Beatles Karaoke with Joshua Raoul Brody (21+)

    • First Monday of every month, 8 p.m. free
  • Monday Happy Hour Comedy (On the Cheap)

    • Second Monday of every month, 7 p.m. free/donation
  • Sup Girl? (Comedy)

    • Third Wednesday of every month, 8 p.m. free

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