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San Francisco’s Best Cabaret Bars

March 17, 2011 1:12 PM

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Dark, sultry and soulful, San Francisco is home to some fantastic cabaret clubs. Kick back with a cocktail and enjoy soulful sounds from professional and amateurs alike in San Francisco’s Best Cabaret Bars.

The Rrazz Room

Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(866) 468-3399
www.therrazzroom.com

This sophisticated venue is host to some of the most exciting acts to come to San Francisco. Featuring cabaret, jazz, comedy and popular music, the Rrazz Room is intimate enough to get you close to world-class acts like Rita Moreno, Tyne Daly, Diahann Carroll, Vonda Sheppard and Spencer Day. This acoustically perfect, sophisticated setting is located on the Nikko’s lobby level. The Rrazz Room offers a chic full bar, specialty cocktails, extensive wine list, unique coffee drinks and all the romantic, old school ambiance you’ve come to expect in a cabaret experience.

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Martuni’s

4 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 241-0205
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Located on the very edge of what is still considered the Castro District, this dark martini bar features huge cocktails and a nightly pianist, who not only croons the classics, but opens his song book up to patrons. This isn’t karaoke, not by a long shot. Performers from every major show in town occasionally swing by to belt out their favorites, and neighborhood locals practice before grabbing the open mic. It’s cool and classy in Martuni’s, and an insider favorite of anyone who loves cabaret.

Beach Blanket Babylon

678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd., (Green St.)
San Francisco, CA, 94133
(415) 421-4222
www.beachblanketbabylon.com

Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical revue in theatre history, is a zany musical spoof of pop culture with extravagant costumes and outrageously huge hats. With sold-out performances since 1974, Beach Blanket Babylon is an internationally acclaimed San Francisco institution, with nightly shows in North Beach’s gorgeous Club Fugazzi. Beach Blanket Babylon continually evolves in its hilarious parodies of current events and popular icons as todays headlines unfold. Children are welcome to the Sunday matinée at 2 and 5pm.

Bay Area Cabaret

Venitian Room, Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, CA, 94108
(415) 772-5000
www.bayareacabaret.org

Bay Area Cabaret presents extraordinary solo performances in a variety of elegant venues in the San Francisco Bay Area, namely the Fairmont Hotel’s Venetian Room. By expanding the definition of cabaret and broadening the audience for intimate entertainment, artists perform everything from Harold Alen and Stephen Sondheim to Abba and Stevie Wonder. See and hear stars of Broadway and beyond, like Maureen McGovern, Amanda McBroom, Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie and New York cabaret star Karen Mason.

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