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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

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Manic Mondays:

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Julia Caesar, Passing Strange

Mon 11/19

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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FREE With RSVP ($5 at the door)

Wild Yawp, Swimming Bell

Wild Yawp

Swimming Bell

daniprobably

Tue 11/20

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

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$5.00

Dean Falcone's Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium

Dean Falcone's Annual Thanksgiving Vomitorium

Wed 11/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Happy Thanksgiving (Closed)

Happy Thanksgiving (Closed)

Thu 11/22

12:00 am (event ends at 12:00 pm)

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Closed

$0.00

Joyce "The Voice" Catalano

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Joyce "The Voice" Catalano

Kat, Matt, & Tor Trio

Fri 11/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Special Thanksgiving Edition

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Fri 11/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 11/24

4:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

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Free

Will Dailey, Joey Wit, Shellye Valauskas Experience

Will Dailey

Joey Wit

Shellye Valauskas Experience

Sat 11/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

The Birdmen, Eric Nassau

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Birdmen

Eric Nassau

Sun 11/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Band

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 11/25

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

LEEDS (Royston Langdon of Spacehog)

Manic Mondays:

LEEDS (Royston Langdon of Spacehog)

Bird Streets, McClain Tini

Mon 11/26

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Hotel Ten Eyes

Hotel Ten Eyes

Old Man & The Young

Tue 11/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 11/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Freddy DeBoe Band

Daptone Records All Star Band - Featuring Members of The Dap Kings, The Extraordinaires & Sugarman 3

Freddy DeBoe Band

Thu 11/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

DittyMack

The Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

DittyMack

Fri 11/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

The Year of The Horse

A song cycle / folk-rock opera written by Chris Bousquet

The Year of The Horse

Fri 11/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Jazz Jam with Mike Coppola and Friends

Sat 12/01

4:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Rock This Town Christmas Extravaganza

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Rock This Town Christmas Extravaganza

Sat 12/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

The Bluegrass Characters

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Bluegrass Characters

Sun 12/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Bernice

Manic Mondays:

Bernice

Mon 12/03

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Cave

Cave

Mountain Movers

Tue 12/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Daze In, KEESH/pheobe, the Enigmas

Daze In

KEESH/pheobe

the Enigmas

Wed 12/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Kyle Trocolla, Jeremy Zombii, Houston Herman, Bobby Dyckman, Ethan James, Zach Yost

Acoustic Punk Night at Cafe 9

Kyle Trocolla, Jeremy Zombii, Houston Herman, Bobby Dyckman, Ethan James, Zach Yost

Thu 12/06

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jordan Giangreco

The Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Jordan Giangreco

Fri 12/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino

Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino

Fri 12/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 12/08

4:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

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Free

Muck And The Mires, Palmyra Delran & The Doppel Gang, Pale Moon Gang

Muck And The Mires

Palmyra Delran & The Doppel Gang

Pale Moon Gang

Sat 12/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

The Emily Duff Band

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Emily Duff Band

Lys Guillorn and Her Band

Sun 12/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

hackedepicciotto

hackedepicciotto

Eric Hubel (Glen Branca Band), Landing

Sun 12/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

The Talbott Brothers

Manic Mondays:

The Talbott Brothers

Haunted Continents, Patrick Dalton (of The Proud Flesh)

Mon 12/10

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Lee DeWyze

Lee DeWyze

Frank Viele

Tue 12/11

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00

Hip Hop For The Homeless 5

Hip Hop For The Homeless 5

Wed 12/12

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

More Info

$0.00

Lyon Street Fire

Lyon Street Fire

Thu 12/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Mike Hatfield

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Mike Hatfield

Fri 12/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Jason D. Williams

Go Kat Go!Presents:

Jason D. Williams

Fri 12/14

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $18.00

Jazz Jam Session, Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 12/15

12:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

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Free

Charlie Karp & The Name Droppers

Charlie Karp & The Name Droppers

Rocky Lawrence

Sat 12/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Hatfield, Daniela Cardillo & Billy Ruegger, Emily Angelli, Matthew Bennett

Hatfield

Daniela Cardillo & Billy Ruegger

Emily Angelli

Matthew Bennett

Sun 12/16

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Ward Hayden & The Outliers (formerly Girls Guns & Glory)

Manic Mondays:

Ward Hayden & The Outliers (formerly Girls Guns & Glory)

Adrian+Meredith, Roses Wild

Mon 12/17

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Ratz, Streamline

The Ratz

Streamline

Tue 12/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Prizes for Best Set of the Night!

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 12/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$0.00

Snake Hill Blues w/ Hot Flash Christmas Show

The Weekly Wind Down Holiday Happy Hour Show featuring HOT FLASH!!!!

Snake Hill Blues w/ Hot Flash Christmas Show

Fri 12/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Left On Scarlet Street, One and Done, Frank Nerkowski

Left On Scarlet Street

One and Done

Frank Nerkowski

Fri 12/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 12/22

4:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

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Free

Pleasure Beat

Pleasure Beat

Private Language

Sat 12/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 12/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

"The Beehive Holiday Blowout"

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

The Bandidos

Thu 12/27

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

The Buttondowns

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The Buttondowns

Fri 12/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Paul Collins Beat

The Paul Collins Beat

The Right Offs

Fri 12/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 12/29

4:00 pm (event ends at 7:00 pm)

More Info

$0.00

David Wax Museum

David Wax Museum

Sat 12/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Seth Adam Band, Still Rivers

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Seth Adam Band

Still Rivers

Sun 12/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The 509ers

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

The 509ers

Fri 1/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Sinnet

Sinnet

Dangerous Animals

Fri 1/11

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

More Info

$5.00

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law

Savage World

Sat 1/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

The Manchurians, The Lost Riots

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Manchurians

The Lost Riots

Sun 1/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Tue 1/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Screamin' Rebel Angels

Go Kat Go! Birthday Bash!

Screamin' Rebel Angels

The Moonrisers

Sat 1/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Saint Patricks Day Parade Fundraiser

Saint Patricks Day Parade Fundraiser

Saint Patricks Day Parade Fundraiser

Sun 1/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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Robert Gordon

Go Kat Go ! Presents:

Robert Gordon

Thu 1/31

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Here Lies Man, Ecstatic Vision

Here Lies Man

Ecstatic Vision

Sat 2/16

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

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Rod Picott

Fernando Pinto & Cygnus Radio Present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee

Rod Picott

Sun 3/31

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00 / $20.00

About

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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