4 SF blues and jazz clubs you must visit

No matter what modern tunes are turning heads on Billboard charts at the moment, blues and jazz clubs are a reliable go-to when you’re looking for something impressive, romantic and easygoing. Drink in smooth tunes and drinks for a big night out while still retaining some semblance of sophistication.

When words can get in the way, follow the call of a thumping double bass laying it down beneath perked up horn sections, meandering guitar solos and unpredictable drum hits coalescing into a soothing sonic maze. The following SF stages host parades of blues and jazz beats to help take the pressure off and wrap you and your company in the warm blanket of the ultimate language of love and fun. And just like that music on hand, your night may turn out to be an improvisational success.  

Check out more blues and jazz clubs in the East Bay.

Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio

Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio is SF’s discreet mid-Market gem known for craft cocktails as tasteful as the live jazz seven nights a week. 

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Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
Biscuits and Blues

The name says it all. Southern feasts alongside live blues bands keep people chomping at the bit for Biscuits and Blues. 

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Biscuits and Blues

Powell St. (SF)
Black Cat

Sometimes you want to pretend you’re going out to see Sinatra take the mic.

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Black Cat

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
Local Edition

A low-key door and narrow entryway directly on Market Street off 3rd Street in downtown San Francisco leads to this downstairs newspaper-themed underworld of cocktails and live music. 

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Local Edition

Montgomery St. (SF)

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