About PianoFight

PIANOFIGHT is a full service restaurant and bar with a cabaret stage and two intimate theaters. We present New Work by New Artists, most of which is local. Shows run the gamut from world premiere plays to inventive sketch comedy, choose-your-own-ending plays to audience-judged theater competitions, improv to variety shows, dance, live podcasts, film screenings and more. Plus we usually have a live band playing on our cabaret stage before and after shows.


Mon   5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue   5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed   5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu   5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri   5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sat   5:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun   Closed

Contact Us

For all other inquiries, please send a (polite) email to infotron [at] pianofight [dot] com or call us at +1 (415) 816-3691.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is PianoFight 21+?
A: Nope. We’re an all ages club.

Q: What’s parking like around there?
A: Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re is located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.

Q: I want to eat before a show, how early should I get there?
A: We recommend getting here 1-1.5 hours before your show to enjoy dinner first.

Q: Do you take reservations?
A: Seating is first come first serve. If you are looking to organize a large party, send an email to infotron [at] pianofight [dot] com.

Q: What’s playing tonight?
A: Check out our show calendar.

Q: How can book my play / comedy show / dance show / fundraiser at PianoFight?
A: Email booking@pianofight.com with a paragraph describing your show.

Q: How can I book my band at PianoFight?
A: For band bookings / inquiries please fill out this google form.


Our History

PIANOFIGHT was formed by Rob Ready, Dan Williams and Kevin Fink in 2007. After completing a $1.2 million fundraising campaign, 10% of which was crowd-funded through the largest Theater Kickstarter for a New Live Performance Venue ever, PianoFight has completed its home at 144 Taylor Street in San Francisco. The venue contains three rehearsal spaces, two black box theaters (42-seater and a 92-seater), and a full restaurant and bar with a cabaret stage. Since its inception, PianoFight has successfully managed venues (Off-Market Theater Complex); created the largest audience-judged playwriting competition in the country (ShortLived); instigated a fully-scripted, choose-your-own-ending play series (FORKING!); recklessly invited audiences to Throw Rotten Veggies at the Actors Nights; formed two critically acclaimed sketch comedy groups (Mission CTRL and Chardonnay); toured the coast of California (Endless Weekend Tour I & II); created a surf rock band (Das Haus Band) and a soul band (PianoFight Music Department); launched a film department that retains corporate and artistic clients; and built a three-man producing team into a 48-member company of artists while staying true to its mission of producing New Work by New Artists ™. We’ve also consumed vast oceans of beer and have had one hell of a time in the process. PianoFight is committed to making 144 Taylor St. San Francisco’s next landmark entertainment venue.