The Experience

The Black Cat is a true jazz supper club. There’s nothing else like it in San Francisco: World-class jazz artists from all over the world performing nightly, a meticulously crafted cocktail program, a wine list highlighting international and artisanal varietals including classic champagnes and new American cuisine served late in an intimate underground jazz club environment.

True to its roots, the space combines grit with glam in the city’s historic Tenderloin arts and entertainment district. We have main-floor dining by the stage, dining tables/banquets with partial views, high-top, and bar seats available downstairs. Our street-level bar & lounge is open at 6:00 pm with no cover charge. Tickets to each evening’s performance typically range from $25-$55 per person.

The Space

Founder and Creative Director, Fritz Quattlebaum was inspired from the get-go by the historic space and vibrant surrounding neighborhood, immediately recognizing they had unearthed a one-of-a-kind architectural gem. On his first visit to the space Fritz was drawn to the name “Black Cat”, not knowing that a fabled San Francisco supper and jazz club by the same name existed two blocks away more than a century ago. The bi-level interior, thoughtfully designed brings a timeless grit-meets-glam aesthetic, featuring blackened exposed brick walls, photo murals, lush antique velvet, distressed leather and vintage gold finishes. The hushed lighting and intimate nooks create a seductive atmosphere, while contrasting visual touches encourage a sense of discovery with every visit. The intimate stage’s close proximity to the dining room creates the quintessential San Francisco live jazz experience.