"I was walking down the street tonight and saw your cafe. It was already closed. I stopped dead. I couldn't believe it. Your cafe looked just like the place I'd spent many a night while I was a law student at the U [of Minnesota] in the late 90s in Minneapolis. I started jumping up and down and telling my husband about the hours I'd spent listening to music, smoking ( indoors! ), and drinking red wine at a place that felt like a lush architectural ruin. Then I went to your website when I got home only to find out it was the SAME Loring! That is so amazing. Some of the best memories of my young adult life were there. I'll be by for a drink soon."

-Sarah O., Oakland. CA



The Loring Café has live music Tuesdays – Saturdays starting at 6pm.

Please call the restaurant at 510.839.3700 to see who is playing on The Loring’s stage.

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Music Booking

The Loring Café is always eager to receive submissions for music and entertainment not only during dinner, but possibly for late-night events as well.

For Dinner: We are looking for more acoustic-leaning music to compliment the romantic dining experience we are giving our dining guests. Anything from vintage jazz (pre-60′s), foreign flavors, Classical (piano, violin, cello, guitar), Flamenco guitar, French Boulevard, Chanteuse, minimalist beatnik, down tempo Indian ragas, even a bit of Rock-a-billy works for us…

For Late Night: In contrast, for late night entertainment, we’re looking for something a little more louder and fun. Anything from rock to blues, live to DJ, and everything in between will be considered.

Send us a link to your website/electronic press kit along with samples of your work (be it MP3s or streaming links) that we can listen to and a list of recent/upcoming gigs in the Bay Area. While electronic submissions are preferred, we will accept submissions via mail.

Please send submissions to Jason at Jason@LoringCafe.com