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Address: 250 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone Number: 203-789-8281
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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always a favorite

Have seen a lot of great shows here over the years. Music of all genres, live, 365 days of the year. Improved sound and layout with some renovations a few years back... A pillar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Have seen a lot of great shows here over the years. Music of all genres, live, 365 days of the year. Improved sound and layout with some renovations a few years back... A pillar in the local underground music scene for decades.

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Naugatuck, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Small venue but worth seeing your favorite bands there. It will be an intimate experience. No food so eat first.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

It's kind of small and can get very packed once the bands start playing. Great prices on drinks! Ok place for a local show.

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New York City, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
26 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Visited on the recommendation of a friend. They said best blues in town. Unfortunately, our night was a burlesque show. Guy collecting cover charge outside told us the show started at 9pm, once inside the waitress said the show would start at 9.30 or 9.45; the MC said the show would start at 10. Show started around 10:15. 4 performers;... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have seen a couple of shows here, spaced by several years, and in two different areas within the small venue. Very cool place for getting up close and personal with up and coming acts, as well as more established independent artists. Beer selection was good, but the place can get overly loud, and sometimes that can be detrimental to a... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Funky little venue. Drinks were good and the music was awesome. Would definitely go again. Parking was fairly accessible.

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connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Great place to see local up-and-coming bands. NSTs album debut was rockin. Great acoustics and selection of ales. Waitresses were helpful and busy. Considering the beer/dancing/loud atmosphere, the restrooms were very clean. Only $5 cover for a great time.

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Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

Cafe Nine is a great little spot to enjoy music in New Haven. They get some great bands and the atmosphere is intimate and pleasant.

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New York City, New York, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My last visit here was a pleasant surprise. With only a $5.00 cover I had no idea of the awesome Jazz experience on the other side of the door. The drinks were cheap and great and the Jazz musicians were outstanding. Not the cleanest/creme de la creme spot but really popping if you love Jazz music at its best

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Connecticut
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366 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Cafe Nine is a gem in the CT music scene. It is a small long bar with a stage area by its front window facing State Street. They offer their venue to all music genres and allow us to see and experience a wide variety of musical acts that are non-mainstream. I enjoy going there on late Saturday afternoons/early evenings... More 

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