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Five Things to Know About Rite Spot Cafe
It’s hard to define Rite Spot Cafe. As SF Weekly puts it, the place “lies somewhere between a dive bar and a dinner club.” There are white tablecloths and the flicker of candlelight, but then there’s the long bar of affordable drinks and your favorite local band on stage. Here are a few more things that give the place a vibe all its own.
- It’s been an institution in the Mission District since 1962.
- The space doubles as an art gallery. Look to the walls for works of local artists, which are available for purchase. The selection changes regularly, and Rite Spot hosts a party for each artist’s opening.
- The team behind the bar loves sticking up for the little guy. Being a small business themselves, they focus their drink menu on small and obscure wines from local vineyards and craft beers from around town.
- The kitchen cooks a mix of Italian and American cuisine. The chefs’ culinary vocabulary includes everything from jalapeño poppers and chicken wings to eggplant parmesan and seafood linguine.
- There’s something on stage pretty much all the time. Rite Spot Cafe packs its entertainment calendar with folk bands, jazz musicians, karaoke, comedy, and everything in between.