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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

Plague Vendor

Manic Mondays:

Plague Vendor

Videodome, Witch Hair

Mon 3/18

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)

Dale Watson, Kinky Friedman

Lone Star Legends Together On Tour For The First Time Ever!

Dale Watson

Kinky Friedman

Tue 3/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$25.00 - $30.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 3/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Soraia, Dust Hat, Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems

Soraia

Dust Hat

Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems

Thu 3/21

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Jordan Giangreco

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

Jordan Giangreco

Fri 3/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Future Punx

Future Punx

Pleasure Beat, Glambat

Fri 3/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 3/23

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

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Free

Alethea

Alethea

Laundry Day, ditch boys, The New Neighbors

Sat 3/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Alpaca Gnomes

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Alpaca Gnomes

Among The Acres

Sun 3/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Shake 'N' Vibrate

Sun 3/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Elizabeth Colour Wheel

Manic Mondays:

Elizabeth Colour Wheel

Mineva, Craig Mask, Reduction Plan

Mon 3/25

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)

BAG Presents: The Culture Showcase

$5.00

Monoculture, Elison Jackson

Monoculture

Elison Jackson

Wed 3/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00

120 Minutes of College Radio: A Tribute to the 1980s Underground

120 Minutes of College Radio: A Tribute to the 1980s Underground

Thu 3/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Bronson Rock

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour:

Bronson Rock

Fri 3/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

DBUK (Slim Cessna's Auto Club), Norman Westberg (SWANS)

DBUK (Slim Cessna's Auto Club)

Norman Westberg (SWANS)

Fri 3/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Thomas Ice

Sat 3/30

4:00 pm

More Info

Free

Straight To Hell: The Clash Tribute, Bollocks: Sex Pistols Tribute, The Hymans : Ramones Tribute

$8.00

Rod Picott

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

Rod Picott

River Run

Sun 3/31

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 / $20.00

George Lesiw Band

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam:

George Lesiw Band

Sun 3/31

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

&More (Chill Moody & Donn T)

Manic Mondays:

&More (Chill Moody & Donn T)

Mon 4/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller

Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller

Tue 4/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00 - $25.00

Thelma and the Sleaze

Thelma and the Sleaze

Honch, Marvelous Liars

Wed 4/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Baby Gramps

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Baby Gramps

Liz McNicholl

Thu 4/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15-$20

Joyce "The Voice" Catalano

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour:

Joyce "The Voice" Catalano

Fri 4/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

After Party for Ceschi's 'Sad, Fat Luck' Record Release Show

FREE After Party for Ceschi's 'Sad, Fat Luck' Record Release Show at State House

After Party for Ceschi's 'Sad, Fat Luck' Record Release Show

Fri 4/05

10:00 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 4/06

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

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Free

Surfer Joe, The Nebulas, Ninth Wave

Go Kat Go! Presents

Surfer Joe

The Nebulas

Ninth Wave

Sat 4/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

The Furors, The Sawtelles, Even Twice

The Sunday Buzz matinee from Cygnus Radio

The Furors

The Sawtelles

Even Twice

Sun 4/07

Doors: 2:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

JAPHORIA

JAPHORIA

Sun 4/07

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

More Info

$5.00

WAKE

Manic Mondays:

WAKE

Unloved

Mon 4/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Soldiers of Solace, Void Vator, Entierro

Soldiers of Solace

Void Vator

Entierro

Tue 4/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Suitcase Junket

The Suitcase Junket

Kolegi, S.G. Carlson

Wed 4/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Glass Divide, Half Apology, Murder Monday

United Level Sound Presents:

Glass Divide

Half Apology

Murder Monday

Thu 4/11

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba

Radio Jarocho, Ani Cordero

Fri 4/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Gary Grippo & Friends

Sat 4/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Seth Adam Band, Jesse Gimbel

Seth Adam Band

Jesse Gimbel

Sat 4/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Bush Tetras

Bush Tetras

Bitch Fit

Sun 4/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

George Lesiw Band

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 4/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Habibi

Manic Mondays:

Habibi

Mon 4/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Peelander-Z

Peelander-Z

Tue 4/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 4/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Cosmos Sunshine & Righteous Continental

Cosmos Sunshine & Righteous Continental

Nathaniel Hintz & Emily Victoria

Thu 4/18

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Driftwood

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Driftwood

Plywood Cowboy

Fri 4/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00-$20.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 4/20

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

More Info

Free

Freddy DeBoe Band

All Soul, All Night!

Freddy DeBoe Band

DJ B the T Jr.

Sat 4/20

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Gone Easter Egg Hunting (Closed)

Gone Easter Egg Hunting (Closed)

Sun 4/21

12:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm)

More Info

Gladshot

Manic Mondays:

Gladshot

Skating, Dangerous Animals

Mon 4/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 4/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Buttondowns

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour:

The Buttondowns

Fri 4/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

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

GO Kat Go! Presents:

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

GA-20, Roses Wild

Fri 4/26

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

George Baker Band

Sat 4/27

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

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Free

Mitra Sumara

Playing the best in cross cultural pop/funk music of 60s and 70s Pre-Revolutionary Iran.

Mitra Sumara

Sat 4/27

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Nu Haven Kapelye

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Nu Haven Kapelye

Sun 4/28

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

The Murlocs

Manic Mondays:

The Murlocs

Moonwalks

Mon 4/29

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Here Lies Man

Here Lies Man

Mick's Jaguar

Tue 4/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

Fernandito Ferrer

Fernandito Ferrer

Wed 5/01

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Eli Lev

Eli Lev

Thu 5/02

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Chaser Eight, The Lost Weekend, Strange Neighbors

Chaser Eight

The Lost Weekend

Strange Neighbors

Fri 5/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Dust Hat

Sat 5/04

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Snughouse, The Girls From Ruby Falls

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Snughouse

The Girls From Ruby Falls

Sun 5/05

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Deborah Bonham

Deborah Bonham

The Manchurians

Tue 5/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Big Fang, Fiction, North By North, Dangerous Animals

Big Fang

Fiction

North By North

Dangerous Animals

Wed 5/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

Goodnight Blue Moon, The Split Coils, Roses Wild

Elm City Folk Festival Presents:

Goodnight Blue Moon

The Split Coils

Roses Wild

Sat 5/11

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Blasters

The Blasters

Nathaniel Hintz & Emily Victoria

Sun 5/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$25.00

Trapper Schoepp

Manic Mondays:

Trapper Schoepp

Mon 5/13

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

The Murder Junkies

The Murder Junkies

The Sadists

Wed 5/15

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00

Shellye Valauskas Experience, Love Love, Rick Berlin

Shellye Valauskas Experience

Love Love

Rick Berlin

Thu 5/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00

A Toast To The Piano Man

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

A Toast To The Piano Man

Sun 5/19

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

More Info

Free

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 5/22

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys

Thu 5/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15-$20

George Baker Band

Cygnus Radio Sunday Buzz Annual Memorial Day BBQ and Blues Matinee!

George Baker Band

Sun 5/26

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm (event ends at 6:00 pm)

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 5/29

8:30 pm

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$5.00

The Living Deads

Go Kat Go! Presents

The Living Deads

Fri 6/07

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Eilen Jewell

Eilen Jewell

Sat 6/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00

Jed Parish

The Sunday Buzz Matinee From Cygnus Radio

Jed Parish

Sun 6/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Moon King

Manic Mondays:

Moon King

Falconeer

Mon 6/10

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Western Centuries

Western Centuries

Fri 6/14

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Rescheduled from 3/7/19

$10.00 - $12.00

Marbin

Marbin

Zillawatt

Sun 6/23

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Bombadil

Manic Mondays:

Bombadil

Mon 6/24

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs

Orb Mellon

Wed 6/26

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00 - $12.00

THE WOGGLES

THE WOGGLES

Thu 6/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Sweetheart of The Rodeo (Tribute to Gram Parsons and Joshua Tree National Park)

The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Sweetheart of The Rodeo (Tribute to Gram Parsons and Joshua Tree National Park)

Sun 6/30

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

Free

Wise Old Moon, The Wolff Sisters, Chris Roth and The North

Wise Old Moon

The Wolff Sisters

Chris Roth and The North

Fri 7/12

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels, The Split Coils

Casey James Prestwood and The Burning Angels

The Split Coils

Fri 7/19

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$8.00 - $10.00

Drunk Mums

Drunk Mums

Sat 7/27

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

Tal National

Tal National

Sat 8/03

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$18.00 - $20.00

Annie Minogue, Baby Dynamite

Annie Minogue

Baby Dynamite

Thu 8/08

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$10.00

Deke Dickerson

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Deke Dickerson

Bloodshot Bill

Fri 8/16

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$12.00 - $15.00

Tommy Sands

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Tommy Sands

Liz McNicholl

Thu 10/17

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$20.00- $25.00

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Go Kat Go! Presents:

Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Sat 11/09

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

This event is 21 and over

More Info

$15.00

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