The shocking death of piano bars and cabarets in San Francisco shows how much things have changed since the 1960s, but Judy and Liza’s fan base will always have a home in Martuni’s, a more-than-slightly camp venue with “Greco-Deco” accents. The performers range from local singer-songwriters to full-throated divas belting out proper arias to rousing sing-alongs from the American Songbook, but it’s always high-quality (no open mic here). You will not never find a less sexually-charged atmosphere, nor a more exuberant bouquet behind the bar. In short, Martuni’s is a beautiful anachronism in a curious non-neighborhood location.
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