Café Royale

Lounge in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

The pool table and TV are mostly ignored at this artsy Parisian-style cafe-bar, where the local crowd roars for free live jazz, hip-hop DJs, author readings, vintage soul and reggae plus art openings. Royale's bartender-owners pour mean craft cocktails and local beer, and conversationalists get served first – so switch off your phone and make a night of it.

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