Jazz music began in New Orleans about 100 years ago when African, Caribbean, and European Americans created a sound unique to the U.S. Although jazz music’s roots lie farther east, San Francisco is home to some amazing jazz venues, including SFJAZZ Center: the first performing arts center in the country dedicated solely to the genre. Here is a guide to the best places to listen to live jazz in San Francisco.
Located on the second floor inside The Mystic Hotel, Burritt Room + Tavern is a new American restaurant and bar that offers live jazz music Monday through Saturday night. The lounge pairs modern cuisine with retro décor and enjoyable live music that does not overpower customers engaging in conversation. The bartenders provide great service, and there is commonly a minimal wait time for a table. Included on the menu of this modern American tavern are items like the grilled niman ranch pork shank with Fregula pasta, candied kumquat, salt roasted beets, and cider honey reduction.