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Bars With Bands

Places to have a drink and listen to live music in SF

The Cigar Bar and Grill/Financial District

Pros: A little taste of Havana
Cons: $7 cover charge
Best For: Happy Latin music

Red Devil Lounge/Russian Hill

Pros: Intimate music club with balcony
Cons: The pole right in the middle of the stage
Best For: Rocking out to cover bands

Amnesia/Mission District

Pros: Generally high quality music
Cons: Sound system needs an upgrade
Best For: Bluegrass, jazz and folk music

Boom Boom Room/Lower Pacific Heights

Pros: Great energy and a dance floor
Cons: Can get raucous
Best For: Soul and blues and beer

The Plough and Stars/A Pint of Guinness and an Irish Jig/Inner Richmond

Pros: Authentic Irish Pub
Cons: Expect non-Irish music nights
Best For: Definitely, a pint

Revolution Cafe/Mission

Pros: Casual, high quality live music
Cons: Pot-smoking on the patio is offensive to some
Best For: Sunday afternoon jazz

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