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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

The Foresters

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Foresters

Sun 6/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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Tickets at the Door

$0.00

Duncan Reid And The Big Heads

Duncan Reid of "The Boys"

Duncan Reid And The Big Heads

Dust Hat

Sun 6/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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Tickets at the Door

$15.00

The Toasters

Manic Mondays:

The Toasters

Micah Schnabel (of Two Cow Garage)

Mon 6/18

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)

Dumptruck

Dumptruck

Holy Tunics

Tue 6/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, Laundry Day, Lunch Duchess, Kendra Dawsey

Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps

Laundry Day

Lunch Duchess

Kendra Dawsey

Wed 6/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Sea The Sea

Record Release Show!

The Sea The Sea

Josiah Johnson (The Head & The Heart), Planes on Paper

Thu 6/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Sean Conlon

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Sean Conlon

Fri 6/22 - Sun 7/22

5:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Javier & Los DishDogs, The Lost Weekend, Soldiers of Solace, Slim Francis

United Level Sound Presents:

Javier & Los DishDogs

The Lost Weekend

Soldiers of Solace

Slim Francis

Fri 6/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Herb Wilson Trio

Sat 6/23

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

More Info

Free

Miriam and Nobody's Babies, Gotham Rockets

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Miriam and Nobody's Babies

Gotham Rockets

The Sparkomatics

Sat 6/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Among The Acres, Belle of the Fall

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Among The Acres

Belle of the Fall

Sun 6/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

Manic Mondays:

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

Haunting Titans, Chaser Eight

Mon 6/25

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)

Old Self, Juswan, Eli Hazel, C. Shreve the Professor, Jules Baxter, Cam & Sound

Old Self

Juswan

Eli Hazel

C. Shreve the Professor

Jules Baxter

Cam & Sound

Tue 6/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Words & Music

Drinkdeeply Presents:

Words & Music

Wed 6/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Pearl Earl

Pearl Earl

Jacques Le Coque, Gvrden

Thu 6/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

DW Ditty

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

DW Ditty

Fri 6/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Heavy Weight, Indoor Living

Heavy Weight

Indoor Living

Fri 6/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 6/30

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

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Free

Witch Hair, Jake McKelvie & the Countertops, Ports of Spain, Every Branch

Witch Hair

Jake McKelvie & the Countertops

Ports of Spain

Every Branch

Sat 6/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Handsome Hound

Handsome Hound

Chris Peters

Sun 7/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

War On Women

Manic Mondays:

War On Women

Space Camp, Videodome

Mon 7/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Dive Crew, RØY

The Dive Crew

RØY

Thu 7/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Wagon Riders, Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

The Wagon Riders

Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

DJ Dave Coon

Fri 7/06

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$7.00

This Criminal Soul, Reality Bomb, Insano Vision

This Criminal Soul

Reality Bomb

Insano Vision

Sat 7/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$7.00

Glenn Roth, Cullen Gray, Amber Russell

Drinkdeeply and Cygnus Radio Present "The Sunday Buzz" Matinee-

Glenn Roth

Cullen Gray

Amber Russell

Sun 7/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Robert Gordon

Go Kat Go! and Cafe Nine Present:

Robert Gordon

Bloodshot Bill

Sun 7/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Erin Rae

Manic Mondays:

Erin Rae

Mon 7/09

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)

Control Scheme

Control Scheme

Wed 7/11

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

More Info

$5.00

Ace Carlson, Thunderphunk

Ace Carlson

Thunderphunk

Thu 7/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Kinky Friedman

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Kinky Friedman

Brian Molnar

Sun 7/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$25.00

Honeysuckle

Manic Mondays:

Honeysuckle

Laura Wolf, The Meadows Brothers

Mon 7/16

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)

Zac Clark (of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness)

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Zac Clark (of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness)

Bob Oxblood

Wed 7/18

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $14.00

Hillbilly Casino

Go Kat Go!Presents:

Hillbilly Casino

Thu 7/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Eurisko, City Streets Country Roads, Kevin Mf King, No Kill Shelter, Jason Ingriselli

Eurisko Reunion Show!

Eurisko

City Streets Country Roads

Kevin Mf King

No Kill Shelter

Jason Ingriselli

Fri 7/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Men In Gray Suits, Black Flamingos, Ninth Wave

GO KAT GO! presents a Surf Band Spectacular

The Men In Gray Suits

Black Flamingos

Ninth Wave

Sat 7/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Kevin Gordon

"The Sunay Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Kevin Gordon

Dave Hogan

Sun 7/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Frenchy and The Punk, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Frenchy and The Punk

The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing

Sun 7/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Peter Oren

Peter Oren

American Elm, daniprobably

Mon 7/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Ginkgoa

Ginkgoa

Elegant Primates

Tue 7/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

The Hot Club Of Cowtown

Fernando Pinto Presents:

The Hot Club Of Cowtown

Wed 7/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00 - $30.00

Ceschi and Anonymous Inc, Ecce Shnak, Uncivilized Civilians

Ceschi and Anonymous Inc

Ecce Shnak

Uncivilized Civilians

Thu 7/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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Alecks, The Right Offs

Alecks

The Right Offs

Breeze Driver

Fri 7/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Brent Cowles

Manic Mondays:

Brent Cowles

Daphne Lee Martin, RØY

Mon 7/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons

Wed 8/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

House Of  Waters

Fernando Pinto Presents:

House Of Waters

Thu 8/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Political Animals, Brzowski

Political Animals

Brzowski

Sketch Tha Cataclysm, Zak G

Fri 8/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

An Evening of Music by Alex Chilton / Big Star

An Evening of Music by Alex Chilton / Big Star

Sat 8/04

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

More Info

$8.00

Alash

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Alash

Sun 8/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00 - $25.00

Eliza Neals & The Narcotics

Eliza Neals & The Narcotics

Orb Mellon

Wed 8/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Leti Garza

Leti Garza

Thu 8/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Lloyd Cole: The Retrospective Tour- Two Sets (1983 - 1996)

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Fernando Pinto Presents & Cygnus Radio

Lloyd Cole: The Retrospective Tour- Two Sets (1983 - 1996)

Sun 8/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00- $30.00

The Blasters

The Blasters

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

Tue 8/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

The Number 9 Blacktops

Go Kat Go Presents!

The Number 9 Blacktops

Thu 8/16

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Jenny Parrott

Weekly Wind Down Haopy Hour

Jenny Parrott

Fri 8/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Agent Orange

Agent Orange

FEA, Easy Killer

Fri 8/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Sat 8/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$17.00 - $20.00

Wildeyes

Wildeyes

Tue 8/21

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

Gringo Star

Gringo Star

Zero Years, Mickey Blurr

Sat 8/25

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Wayne Hancock

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Wayne Hancock

Wed 8/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

The David Mayfield Parade

Fernando Pinto Presents:

The David Mayfield Parade

Thu 8/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds, Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Co-Headline Show!

Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds

Slim Cessna's Auto Club

Fri 9/07

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

More Info

$15.00

Pamela Means

"The Sunda Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Pamela Means

That Virginia

Sun 9/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Stefanie Austin and The Palomino Club

Sat 9/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Charlie Hunter Trio

"The Sunda Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Charlie Hunter Trio

Sun 9/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Mystic Braves

Manic Mondays:

Mystic Braves

The Creation Factory

Mon 9/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Wild Ponies

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Wild Ponies

Sun 9/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

The Suitcase Junket

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Suitcase Junket

Belle of the Fall

Sun 9/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

John D'Amato

John D'Amato

Sun 10/07

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

More Info

$10.00

Southern Culture On The Skids

GO KAT GO! & Cafe Nine Present:

Southern Culture On The Skids

The Woolly Bushmen

Sat 10/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Matthew Perryman Jones

Matthew Perryman Jones

Molly Parden

Sun 10/21

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

More Info

$12.00

Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn

Sun 11/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

GOKAT GO! Presents:

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Fri 11/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Robyn Hitchcock

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Robyn Hitchcock

Thu 11/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00 - $25.00

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