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Current Specials

Monday-Thursday
4-7pm
$5 PBR/Shot

Friday
5-7pm
Live Music
Complimentary Appetizers
50 cents off all drinks!

Saturday
4:30-7:30pm
Live Jazz Jam Session
No Cover

Events

DW Ditty

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

DW Ditty

Fri 7/21

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

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Free

Crown Colony

Crown Colony

Dutty Winehouse, Dangerous Animals, Flight of Silence

Fri 7/21

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$7.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 7/22

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan

Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings: The Music of Bob Dylan

Five in the Chamber

Sat 7/22

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $18.00

Porter Block, Lines West (Duo)

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Porter Block

Lines West (Duo)

Sun 7/23

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Las Cafeteras

Las Cafeteras

Fernandito Ferrer, Jose Oyola (solo)

Sun 7/23

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Sharkmuffin

Sharkmuffin

Haunting Titans, Spit-take, Glambat

Mon 7/24

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends

The Outer Side

Tue 7/25

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Curses, Unwill, In Search Of Solace, To Fear The Fall

United Level Sound Presents

Curses

Unwill

In Search Of Solace

To Fear The Fall

United Level Sound

Wed 7/26

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$7.00

The Rubinoos

Power Pop Icons!

The Rubinoos

The Shellye Valauskas Experience

Thu 7/27

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $20.00

The Buttondowns

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Buttondowns

Fri 7/28

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Hymans

The Hymans

Fri 7/28

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

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$5.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 7/29

4:30 pm (event ends at 4:30 pm)

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Free

The Zambonis, The Stents, Dust Hat

The Zambonis

The Stents

Dust Hat

Sat 7/29

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Sez Zion

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Sez Zion

Sun 7/30

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Band

The Sunday Night Jam Session

George Lesiw Band

Sun 7/30

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

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Free

David Nance, Headroom

David Nance

Headroom

Mon 7/31

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Manic Presents:

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires

Pinact, Death Black Birds

Tue 8/01

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Aurelio Voltaire, Bella Morte

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Aurelio Voltaire

Bella Morte

DJ. Richard Cadavid (Ulteria)

Wed 8/02

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Rudeyna, Sub-Urban

Rudeyna

Sub-Urban

Thu 8/03

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

FRANK CRITELLI

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

FRANK CRITELLI

Fri 8/04

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 8/05

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

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Free

RHINO RECORDS PRESENTS The CARS CANDY - O // Performed in it's entirety by An ALL STAR BAND

RHINO RECORDS PRESENTS The CARS CANDY - O // Performed in it's entirety by An ALL STAR BAND

Sat 8/05

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Michael Hunton, Brad Byrd

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Michael Hunton

Brad Byrd

Sun 8/06

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Junior Watson w/ Dean Shot & The Solid Senders

West Coast Jump Blues Guitar Legend

Junior Watson w/ Dean Shot & The Solid Senders

Sun 8/06

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $18.00

The Hooch, Steph Serenita, mike griffin, Margene Without Borders, Lucy Isabel

The Hooch

Steph Serenita

mike griffin

Margene Without Borders

Lucy Isabel

Mon 8/07

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 8/09

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Western Estates, The Right Offs, Fatal Film, Stampeter

Western Estates

The Right Offs

Fatal Film

Stampeter

Thu 8/10

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Burning Sensations

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Burning Sensations

Fri 8/11

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Willie Nile, Amy Rigby

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Willie Nile

Amy Rigby

No Line North

Fri 8/11

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00 - $25.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 8/12

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

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Free

Fiction, Black River Union, Mojo Dojo

Fiction

Black River Union

Mojo Dojo

Sat 8/12

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

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$5.00

Seth Adam, Tuesday Saints, Rivers

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Seth Adam

Tuesday Saints

Rivers

Sun 8/13

4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

SEX BEAT w/ Kid Congo Powers

New Haven's Only Rock & Roll Dance Party!

SEX BEAT w/ Kid Congo Powers

Sun 8/13

9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Words & Music

Words & Music

DrinkDeeply Presents

Mon 8/14

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Plumrose, Pangalactic, Dilfopotamus

Plumrose

Pangalactic

Dilfopotamus

Tue 8/15

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Bloodshot Recording Artist

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Daphne Lee Martin

Wed 8/16

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Valley Queen

Valley Queen

Thu 8/17

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Bronson Rock

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Bronson Rock

Fri 8/18

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 8/19

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

GO KAT GO! & Cafe Nine Present:

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets

Sarah Borges

Sat 8/19

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Sold Out

$25.00

Kristen Ford, Kyla P.

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Kristen Ford

Kyla P.

Sun 8/20

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Nikki Hill

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Nikki Hill

Sun 8/20

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 / $20.00

Flamin' Groovies

Flamin' Groovies

Dust Hat

Wed 8/23

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

The Ferdy Mayne, Kindred Queer, Namesake

The Ferdy Mayne

Kindred Queer

Namesake

Thu 8/24

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$6.00

Lys Guillorn, Julie Beman (Chica Non Grata)

Monthly Women In Song Happy Hour Series

Lys Guillorn

Julie Beman (Chica Non Grata)

Fri 8/25

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Ceschi, Spoken Nerd, Quiet Entertainer, Brzowski, Dope Knife, Paulie Think

Ceschi

Spoken Nerd

Quiet Entertainer

Brzowski

Dope Knife

Paulie Think

Fri 8/25

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 8/26

4:30 pm (event ends at 7:30 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Balkun Brothers, Chaser Eight, This Criminal Soul

Balkun Brothers

Chaser Eight

This Criminal Soul

Sat 8/26

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Carrie Johnson, Libby Johnson, Nick DePuy

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Carrie Johnson

Libby Johnson

Nick DePuy

Sun 8/27

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Band

Original Sunday Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 8/27

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Tue 8/29

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Jenny Parrott

"The Sunday Buzz " Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Jenny Parrott

Sun 9/03

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jess-O-Lantern, Devil In The Belfry, Zombii, Easy Killer

Jess-O-Lantern

Devil In The Belfry

Zombii

Easy Killer

Tue 9/05

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

DADA

25th Anniversary Tour

DADA

The Trews

Sat 9/09

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

GO KAT GO ! Presents

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

The Clams

Sat 9/16

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Lynn Malavolte and Friends

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Lynn Malavolte and Friends

Fri 9/22

5:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Appleseed Collective

Appleseed Collective

Tue 9/26

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

The Safes, The 509ers

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Safes

The 509ers

Sun 10/01

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$0.00

The Real Kids, Daddy Long Legs

Fernando Pinto Presents:

The Real Kids

Daddy Long Legs

Jacques Le Coque

Sat 10/07

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Cash'd Out

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Cash'd Out

Nathaniel Hintz

Thu 10/12

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Gina Sicilia

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Gina Sicilia

Sun 10/15

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Gibson Brothers

Gibson Brothers

Sun 10/15

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Jon Langford

Fernando Pinto Presents

Jon Langford

The Meadows Brothers

Thu 10/19

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 / $15.00

John D'Amato

"The Sunday Buzz" from Matinee Cygnus Radio

John D'Amato

Sun 10/22

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

THE WOGGLES

THE WOGGLES

Wed 11/01

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Black Noise Scam, SAVAGE WORLD, Cry Havoc

Black Noise Scam Reunion Show

Black Noise Scam

SAVAGE WORLD

Cry Havoc

Sat 11/04

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Beekeepers

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Beekeepers

Sun 11/05

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 4:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels, Jay Russell and The Split Coils

Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels

Jay Russell and The Split Coils

Thu 11/09

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

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CONTACT

NOTE TO BANDS WHO WANT TO PLAY HERE:

We are no longer accepting mailed demo submissions

BOOKING:

Paul Mayer - bookcafenine@gmail.com

BAR PHONE:

203-789-8281

DIRECTIONS

250 State St New Haven, CT 06510

Cafe Nine is located in the historic Ninth Square district in downtown New Haven. Look for us at 250 State St. - one block north of where the New Haven Coliseum used to be (it was demolished).

PRESS

Brooklyn Magazine

Sick of Terminal 5? Here Are the 7 Best Music Venues Right Outside New York City Below are seven of Brooklyn Magazine’s favorite tri-state area music venues. Cafe 9, New Haven, CT This dive bar in downtown New Haven is a hidden gem in a city with one of the tri-state area’s…

Washington Post visits Cafe 9

http://tinyurl.com/khw99j2 Not so long ago, New Haven’s Ninth Square neighborhood was just a stretch of empty red brick buildings. Now, it’s chockablock with art (including Artspace, a warehouse of mini-galleries), quirky shopping (a Jamaican dress designer is just doors down from the century-old Acme Furniture) and divey ethnic food options….

Cafe Nine’s Encore

Daily Nutmeg February  23 2012 http://dailynutmeg.com/2012/02/23/cafe-nine-encore/ Some long term loungers at the New Haven nightspot renowned as “The Musician’s Living Room” are still reeling deliriously from last year’s major renovations to the intimate club space. The bar counter got cut down so it no longer runs the length of the…

Elmore Magazine!

New Haven, Connecticut is the site of Yale University, so it’s got the kind of college-town diversity that can support an active music scene. It’s home to The Space, a welcoming coffeehouse in suburban Hamden, where up and coming young (sometimes high-school age) local and touring acts are nurtured, and…

Boston loves the New Haven Beat!

The Boston Globe – Going with the beat In New Haven…. April 15th, 2007 at 7:42pm The Boston Globe April 15, 2007 Sunday By Steve Morse, Globe Correspondent Going with the beat In New Haven, the scene is varied, the crowds mixed, the music right on  EXPLORE NEW ENGLAND / CONNECTICUT NEW…

FAQ

For Bands

How do I book my band at Cafe 9?

Please submit all press kits electronically to bookcafenine@gmail.com  Include anything you think we should know about your band, some music and the dates you are looking for. We no longer accept mailed demo submissions or take phone calls at the venue regarding booking.

Do you have a P.A.?

We are a small room with good acoustics and our P.A. provides clear amplification to fill the space. We provide all microphones,cables and D.I.’s as well as a resident sound person. If you are booked here and have special sound needs, let us know and we can usually make it work.

I am an out of state singer/songwriter/band without a booking agent. What’s the best way to get a gig at Cafe 9?

We suggest before you email us, that you first network within the New Haven local music community and find a band that is of the same style. Offer them a gig in your area in exchange for setting up a show here with them at Cafe 9.

We are booked! What’s next?

Since most of our deals are based on a percentage of the door proceeds, it is in your best interest to promote your show here aggressively to get people out to see you, revel in your music and help you make some money. Send us some posters, put the show out there on all your social media and email lists. Word of mouth is still the best so tell all your friends personally. We also have a large media and radio list available for you too. Just ask us to send it to you or your publicist.

For Music Fans

Are your events All ages?

Never, all of our shows are 21+ only.

 I am worried this show will sell out. How can I get tickets?

All our ticketed events are sold in advance online on our website. We do not sell tickets in advance at the venue.

Where can I park?

We have limited parking available in the LAZ lot directly behind the venue on Crown St. after 6 p.m.There is also parking on the Street throughout the neighborhood which is free after 9 pm. If you can walk a couple blocks we suggest you also use the LAZ Chatham Lot on the corner of Orange and George St. where parking at a reduced rate is available for Cafe 9 customers. DO NOT PARK in the Apartment lot opposite our Crown St. Entrance. You will definitely be towed.

Do you serve food?

We have some snack foods available to tide you over but if you are looking for dinner let us recommend one of the many great restaurants in the neighborhood.

Do you rent the venue for private parties?

Cafe 9 can be rented for private parties with some advance planning. Because of our scheduling we are usually not available for spur of the moment plans.

Still have questions? Contact bookcafenine@gmail.com