When Barnaby Conrad opened this club in the
fifties, it was one of the city's best jazz showcases for the
that he ran it. Frank
Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Eva Gabor, Paul Newman liked to have
a drink there and sit under the bull's head that was believed
to had been
killed by Tyrone Power in the movie Blood and Sand. Art Tatum,
Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmicheal, Erroll Garner, George Shearing,
Coward all used to enjoy sitting in at the piano.
Conrad sold the club in 1963 and it changed from piano to Guitar.
Featured there were Bola Sete, Jose Feliciano, Charlie Byrd, Wes Montgomery,
Barney Kessell and Juan Serrano. They also featured some fantastic
Name Dropping: Tales from My San Francisco Nightclub by Barnaby Conrad
The club closed in 1977 and man, was I sorry to see it go. I really
loved that place.
At this time the site is occupied by a sushi lounge.
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