233 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Located at 5267 3rd Street, the Jazz Room has been a neighborhood fixture since 1962 and is a legacy business. The Jazz Room opened during a time of simmering unrest in the Bayview Hunters Point community. African-Americans that made the neighborhood their home after World War II were coming to terms with the legacy of marginalization, disinvestment, and segregation of a community many in power considered on the outskirts of San Francisco. This unrest channeled a sense of community. Community-based organizations committed to neighborhood improvement were born. In this environment, The Jazz Room opened as a venue that would offer live music and drinks designed to cater to the social and entertainment needs of the evolving community. Although The Jazz Room has always served alcohol, it was envisioned to be more than just another neighborhood “bar,” hence the name.