BrainWash Cafe

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 7 p.m. –11 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 7 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sun. 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Folsom Street may not be the most picturesque destination in San Francisco, but that doesn’t stop musically inclined and hip thirtysomethings from hanging out at this popular cafe. Known for its unique combination as a cafe and Laundromat, Brainwash also features predominantly acoustic solo acts seven nights a week, as well as a Thursday comedy night. During the day, Brainwash attracts suit-and-tie types to informal business lunches over burgers and delicious french fries. At night, it’s a haven for young aspiring songwriters.