Entertainment Nightly Since 1975 – Raleigh’s premier small club stage features over 200 of the finest local musicians performing on a 2-3 month rotation, with touring acts joining the line-up. Irregardless comfortable ambiance is intimate – the audience can literally reach out and touch the performers.
The stage hosts an eclectic mix of Jazz – Latin, New Orleans, Swing, Cuban – Traditional & Bluegrass offerings, as well as R&B, Fusion, Soul and World Music. Newly redecorated with LED lighting, draperies and up-graded sound system, the nightly live musical fare energizes and entertains.
The full bar offers local beers, unique fine wines and lively cocktails – classic mixed drinks, contemporary favorites and Irregardless originals. The Cafe’s award winning ‘Farm to Table’ menu is served ’til 9:30 pm week nights and on weekends til at least 10 pm.
Arthur Gordon, impresario owner/chef, has invested over a million dollars paying local musicians, since the Cafe’s humble beginnings ‘passing the hat’ in 1975. Early performers have included the great Pee Wee Moore, Oscar Lopez, The Nudes with Walter Parks and Stephanie Winters, Bluegrass international star Tony Williamson, Lucinda Williams and many more.