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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

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Tony Dioguardi & Friends

Sat 1/19

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

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Free

Joey Wit and The Definition, Pale Space, Auguste & Alden

Joey Wit and The Definition

Pale Space

Auguste & Alden

Sat 1/19

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Sam Carlson, Alex Burnet, Pat Dalton, Danielle Capalbo

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee Songwriters in The Round Edition from Cygnus Radio

Sam Carlson

Alex Burnet

Pat Dalton

Danielle Capalbo

Sun 1/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Lesiw Band

The Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 1/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Whatever We Are

Manic Monday:

Whatever We Are

Layto, Robbie Chemical

Mon 1/21

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)

Bitch Fit, Alethea, Evelyn Gray

Bitch Fit

Alethea

Evelyn Gray

Tue 1/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Haunting Titans, Every Branch

Haunting Titans

Every Branch

Wed 1/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Audio Jane, Portrait Party, Private Language

Audio Jane

Portrait Party

Private Language

Thu 1/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

The Fleshtones

The Fleshtones

Jacques Le Coque

Fri 1/25

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00

Jazz Jam Session

Jazz Jam Session

Billy Cofrances

Sat 1/26

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

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Free

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

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$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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Ava Mendoza

Manic Mondays:

Ava Mendoza

Headroom, T-Wreck

Mon 1/28

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)

The Quest, Jarick Gile$

The Quest

Jarick Gile$

Tue 1/29

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 1/30

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Robert Gordon

Go Kat Go ! Presents:

Robert Gordon

The Tommy's

Thu 1/31

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

This event is 21 and over

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$25.00

The Let Loose, Art of Huckleberry, Southwind Social Club

The Let Loose

Art of Huckleberry

Southwind Social Club

Fri 2/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Gutter Demons

GO KAT GO! Presents:

Gutter Demons

Diablogato

Sat 2/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Tony Purrone Trio

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Tony Purrone Trio

Sun 2/03

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Weeknight

Manic Mondays;

Weeknight

Reduction Plan, Pleasure Beat

Mon 2/04

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)

Lydia Luce

Lydia Luce

Elle Sera

Tue 2/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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$8.00 - $10.00

Big Fang

Big Fang

Wed 2/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Strawberry Cheesesteak, Pious Mantis, In Full Effect

Blue City Booking Presents:

Strawberry Cheesesteak

Pious Mantis

In Full Effect

Thu 2/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Sharkmuffin, Gustaf

Sharkmuffin

Gustaf

Fri 2/08

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Tiny Ocean, Oberon Rose, Murderous Chanteuse

Tiny Ocean

Oberon Rose

Murderous Chanteuse

Sat 2/09

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Pete Mancini

"The Sunday Buzz" Matinee from Cygnus Radio

Pete Mancini

Sun 2/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Zach Russack, Dumlords

Zach Russack

Dumlords

Sun 2/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Del Water Gap

Del Water Gap

Mon 2/11

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)

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Comedy Open Mic hosted by Dan Rice

Wed 2/13

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

George Baker Band

Valentines Day Lovers Lounge!

George Baker Band

Thu 2/14

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Mile Marker Zero, Head With Wings, Junro, The Morgana Phase

Mile Marker Zero

Head With Wings

Junro

The Morgana Phase

Fri 2/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Fiction

Fiction

Sat 2/16

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

George Lesiw Band

Classic Cafe 9 Blues Jam

George Lesiw Band

Sun 2/17

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

This event is 21 and over

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Free

Lily & Madeleine

Lily & Madeleine

Mon 2/18

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)

Words & Music

Words & Music

Wed 2/20

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

GARY HERIOT & MIKE DAMICO

Weekly Wind Down Happy Hour

GARY HERIOT & MIKE DAMICO

Fri 2/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$0.00

Heartscape Landbreak, Dreamtigers

Heartscape Landbreak

Dreamtigers

Fri 2/22

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Polluter

Polluter

Ourselves, Alone, Lucas Brode

Sat 2/23

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

OSOG

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

OSOG

Brian Larney and the Town Hall

Sun 2/24

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15.00 - $20,00

Laundry Day

Manic Mondays:

Laundry Day

Autopilot, Glambat

Mon 2/25

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)

The Jacob Jolliff Band

The Jacob Jolliff Band

Wed 2/27

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

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$15.00

Grawlix, The Right Offs, Mickey Blurr

Grawlix

The Right Offs

Mickey Blurr

Thu 2/28

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

This event is 21 and over

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$5.00

Dwight & Nicole

Dwight & Nicole

Fri 3/01

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

Um

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Um

Dr. Martino

Sat 3/02

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00- $12.00

Ian Fitzgerald, Rachel Sumner (Twisted Pine)

Manic Mondays:

Ian Fitzgerald

Rachel Sumner (Twisted Pine)

Mon 3/04

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)

Dead Horses / Honeysuckle

Dead Horses / Honeysuckle

Tue 3/05

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

This event is 21 and over

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$12.00 - $15.00

Bobby Long

Bobby Long

Wed 3/06

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00

Western Centuries

Western Centuries

Thu 3/07

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

This event is 21 and over

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$10.00 - $12.00

St. Patricks  Day Parade Party with Jovial Crew

Parade Day Party !

St. Patricks Day Parade Party with Jovial Crew

Sun 3/10

Doors: 12:00 pm / Show: 3:00 pm

This event is 21 and over

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$0.00

Ghostly Kisses

Manic Monday:

Ghostly Kisses

Pearl Sugar

Mon 3/11

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)

The Goddamn Gallows, Scott Biram

The Goddamn Gallows

Scott Biram

Urban Pioneers

Fri 3/15

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

This event is 21 and over

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$20.00 - $22.00

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

Soraia, Dust Hat

Soraia

Dust Hat

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

Elizabeth Colour Wheel

Manic Mondays:

Elizabeth Colour Wheel

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)

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

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

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

&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

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FREE WITH RSVP ($5 at the door)

Baby Gramps

Fernando Pinto Presents:

Baby Gramps

Thu 4/04

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

This event is 21 and over

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$15-$20

WAKE

Manic Mondays:

WAKE

Unloved

Mon 4/08

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)

The Suitcase Junket

The Suitcase Junket

Wed 4/10

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

This event is 21 and over

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$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

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

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$15.00

The Blasters

The Blasters

Sun 5/12

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

This event is 21 and over

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$25.00

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

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$15-$20

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