How do I get to the Black Cat?
We are located at 400 Eddy St on the corner of Leavenworth. Parking in San Francisco can be a challenge, so we definitely recommend taking an Uber, Lyft or Taxi cab to our doorstep.

We do offer 4 parking spots at the front of the club on a first come first serve basis for $25/spot. Besides that, street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood and there is a public parking garage at 333 Jones St open until midnight.

If you’re taking public transportation, we’re a few blocks from the Civic Center BART/MUNI exit

What are your hours?
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 6:30 – midnight
Friday & Saturday from 6:30pm-1am.
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Our street level bar opens each business day at 6:30 and has no cover charge.

Are you related to the Black Cat from back in the day?What type of artists perform at the Black Cat?
Black Cat is dedicated to giving a stage to world class established and up and coming jazz musicians and beyond. Is our main focus jazz music? Yes. Do we absolutely love artists who push boundaries beyond jazz and into genres like R&B, hip-hop, soul and more? You bet.
Are you an all ages venue?
As we have a full kitchen, we are an all ages venue. 21+ only at the bar top.
Do you have a dress code?
Black Cat does not enforce a dress code. However, guests tend to wear “casual dressy” at the club.
Can we converse during the show?
We ask that when the performance is going on, you keep your conversations to a minimum, soft volume, especially if seated near the stage. Our back area for seating is more conducive to conversation, also at a reasonable volume.
What’s the deal with the upstairs bar?
Our upstairs street level bar opens at 6:30 pm on each night and has no cover charge. Feel free to pop in for a drink and food at any point in the evening or before or after the show.
Do you serve food? If so, what kind of food?
We have a full kitchen with an a la carte menu as well as a chef’s tasting menu. Our menu can best be described as new American with a Southern flair. Check out our menu here and we can accommodate most dietary restrictions.
How late is the kitchen open?
Late! As long as a set is about to begin, we’ll be serving food. While the exact timing varies, our kitchen is typically open past 10 each night, especially on weekends.
Can we bring our own wine?
We have a 90+ bottle wine list that features champagnes, small production vineyards and some unique varietals. If you have a special bottle that you would like to bring you are more than welcome, corkage is $35 a bottle with a two bottle limit.
Is there a food and beverage minimum?
There are food and beverage minimums that range from $20-$30 a person depending on dates and tables.
Where can I get tickets?
We highly recommend pre-purchasing tickets for the show you’d like to attend here, but do accept walk-ins. The upstairs cocktail lounge does not have an entrance fee and opens at 6:30pm Wed-Sun. Food is served in both our upstairs bar and downstairs venue.
What are your seating options?
We offer three sections of seating: 1) Our Main Ding Area which has the best views of the stage. 2) Bartop and high top dining along the central bar. 3) Booth dining towards the back of the room which is great for groups. Ticket prices typically range between $25 – $45 depending on the show/night.
What is your cancellation policy?
There are NO REFUNDS on music tickets. All sales are final. Tickets are transferable. If you cancel the day of or no show, the full food & beverage minimum might be charged.
Can I make changes to my reservation?
You can transfer tickets to another name. If there is over a 72 hour notice we can move the reservation to another date with a $10 transfer fee.

Ultimately, rebooking is at the discretion of the house and does not apply to special events including New Year’s Eve and Valentine’s Day.

Can I join another party?
If you are booking a reservation and want to join others who also have tickets please make a note of it under special requests and feel free to message us.
Seating Times vs Set Times?
Artists play two sets on Weds, Thurs, Sun, and three sets on Fri and Sat. Live music typically begins 15-30 minutes after the last available seating time of each set. Seating times make it so you can get comfortable at your table and order food and drinks before the music begins.

For any set, you can arrive as early as 630 and enjoy a cocktail and/or food at our street level bar before the show. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Can we stay for more than one set?
Each ticket is for one set only. If we have space for the next set, we may be able to accommodate you.
Do you take walk-ins?
Yes we do, but we highly encourage you to pre-purchase tickets.
Are you hiring?
We might be and are always on the lookout for dedicated professionals. If interested, kindly send an email along with a resume to info@blackcastsf.com.