FAQ

How do I reserve a table downstairs in the jazz lounge?

Reservations may be booked online or by calling us at 415.358.1999.

For reservations on Fridays & Saturdays, there is a Food Minimum of $20 per person, exclusive of the music charge. For reservations after 10:00pm, there is a $25 Food & Beverage Minimum per person, exclusive of the music charge.

If you’d like to come in just for drinks, we have ample bar seating and bar-height tables available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Your booking reserves the tables for two hours, or a bit more for larger parties. If you’d like to stay longer, we are happy to show you to the bar to continue the night!

What are your hours of operation?

Tuesday – 6:00 – 1:30
Wednesday – 5:30 – 1:30
Thursday – 5:30 – 1:30
Friday – 5:30 – 1:30
Saturday – 5:30 – 1:30
Sunday – 6:00 – 12:00

Are you related to the Black Cat from back in the day?

Yes and no. A lot of our inspiration came from the original Black Cat Cafe, (which happened to be located right down the street) and their signage can be found multiple places throughout our restaurant. We are not, however, trying to revamp a legend. We’re creating our own.

Will I be able to find parking?

Parking in the Tenderloin is very limited. Our patrons are strongly encouraged to use public transportation or any number of the ride share services offered in the city. We are centrally located within 3 blocks from Civic Center BART and all Market St. muni lines, as well as the 19, 27, 31, and 38. If driving is the only option there are a number of parking garages in the area; Jam Parking at 155 Eddy, EZ Public Parking at 333 Jones, and California Parking Inc. at 199 Turk being the closest three.

Are reservations for tables in the jazz lounge downstairs?

Yes! A reservation confirms a table downstairs to enjoy the music. Table reservations are for two hours. Dinner service is required for reservations from 6pm-10:30pm. We also have ample bar seating and bar-height tables available downstairs on a first-come, first-serve basis.

May we stay for the entire night?

Table reservations are for approximately two hours, and a bit longer for larger parties. If you’d like to stay for multiple sets or for the second act, you’ll be asked to pay an additional music charge for that particular act.

I want to come and enjoy the music, but don't want dinner.

If you just want to pop in for a quick drink and would rather not pay the minimum for a table, the bar is available on a first-come, first-serve basis with no minimums.

I made a reservation for dinner and want to see the music. How can I make sure this happens?

Reservations are for tables at the Downstairs Jazz Revue, so definitely expect to enjoy the show with dinner! Keep in mind that the music begins at either 6:30 or 7:00pm and music charges vary according to the act. Check out our calendar for more info.

What time does your music start?

The music starts at 6:30 or 7pm, depending on if we have one performer or two performers for the evening. For our weekly lineup and start times, check out our calendar.

Is there a charge to enjoy the music?

Yes, there is a music charge for each performance. The music charges vary depending on date and musician(s). Please see the calendar for more specific information. Support live music!

Can I make a reservation for just drinks?

For reservations on Fridays & Saturdays, there is a Food Minimum of $20 per person, exclusive of the music charge. For reservations after 10:00pm, there is a $25 Food & Beverage Minimum per person, exclusive of the music charge.

If you’d like to come in just for drinks, we have ample bar seating and bar-height tables available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Are children under 21 allowed?

As long as the kitchen is open and serving food children will be allowed; and considering our kitchen closes at 1am, you shouldn’t worry. We do not, however, have high chairs, so we suggest sticking to the big kids.