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Live Music During Dinner Several Nights a Week

Daily Specials

Daily Specials; until 9pm
  • Wednesday - wine specials with purchase of food
  • Thursday - $4 off any entrée
  • Saturday - wine specials with purchase of food
  • Sunday - $7 entrée night; select menu items and special creations

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01.29.15 Thursday
MamboRitmo: Latin Dance Social
9:30PM - 1:30AM

Every Thursday at Escafe, our venue transforms into Salon de baile. Various forms of Latin dance are practiced and, for some, performed on our dance floor beyond the bar. Late night food is available and your skills needn't be extraordinary to muster a few steps as their is always someone willing to teach those willing to learn. Come Baile!

MamboRitmo: Latin Dance Social
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01.30.15 Friday
The Robert Jospe Express
7:30PM - 9:30PM

Robert Jospe, Dane Alderson and Butch Taylor join forces to bring forthright and fully enjoyable Jazz. Not missed!

The Robert Jospe Express
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01.31.15 Saturday
The Kane-West Organ Trio *
7:30PM - 9:30PM

Jonah Kane-West provides engaging and sometimes moving music. Certainly worht the lsiten when and if you get a chance. He is a regular performer at Escafe.

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The Kane-West Organ Trio
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02.01.15 Sunday
The Trevor Williams Quartet: Jazz Jam Session
6:00PM - 9:00PM

This is a Jazz Jam session hosted every first and third Sunday by Escafe and lead by the very able mallets of Trevor Williams on vibraphone.  Musicians of all levels are welcome to come sit in and play. Join us for dinner as well if you'd like. We offer a $7 dollar menu on Sunday evenings.

The Trevor Williams Quartet: Jazz Jam Session
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02.08.15 Sunday
Bob Bennetta: Solo Piano
6:00PM - 8:00PM

Light piano for a relaxing dinner. Bob joins us for a couple of hours every second and fourth Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Bob Bennetta: Solo Piano
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About Escafé

Escafe has been a part of downtown Charlottesville for nearly 20 years. Our murals reflect the eclectic and rich social fabric that Charlottesville enjoys and embodies. Our menus reflect seasonal changes and locally –sourced fare when possible and retain many of the standard features that our regulars have come to expect and enjoy as part of their routine.

In addition to our widely-accessible menu, live music is now part of what we offer to our diners during the dinner hour many nights a week. We feel strongly that supporting local musicians is part of supporting our culture and downtown Charlottesville’s lively atmosphere.

We hope we can enjoy your company and patronage soon.

Private Events

Open six evenings a week for dinner and late night entertainment, Escafe is certainly a venue where dropping in with a date or a small group is convenient. With two kitchens and ample seating both inside and out, we also have space and the facility to serve larger parties. We continue to host large groups for cocktail receptions, wedding luncheons and dinners, and a myriad of other private events. Appetizers are always included for these events in some form so as to accommodate early guests and we can cater to just about any budget and diet restriction.

We would enjoy hosting your group in the semi-private area inside (The Terrace) that can accommodate up to 40 guests or the entire space for up to 200 guests standing and seated. Our shaded patio is spacious enough for larger groups as well seating up to 60 guests. If you would like to host a large group for brunch, lunch, dinner or a special event, please call or send us an email.


(all photos courtesy of Martin Phillips)

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