Did you come here because of a flyer or handbill that made you curious about Anarchistic ideas? To learn more about what Anarchism is, why we want anarchy, and how we plan to get from our present State-dominated society to a free society without government, check out our guide for the Anarchy-Curious. Or come to the next Anarchist Cafe in your hometown, browse the literature, and strike up a conversation!

Have you started an Anarchist Café in your hometown? Want to? Contact us to have your A-Cafe listed on AnarchistCafe.org.

Known A-Cafe Events:

Where? When?
Bay Area
California

(San Jose, Cupertino)

Monthly
Mostly monthly

Most recent: 13 September 2009

Next meeting: 15 November 2009

Hosted by the Bay Area Voluntaryist Resource Group.

NEW!
Houston,
Texas

Every Thursday 8:00–10:00pm

Next meeting: 6 May 2010

Hosted by Sedition Books, 901 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77006

Las Vegas
Nevada

Every Thursday 6:00–8:00pm

Most recent: 26 May 2016

Next meeting: TBA

Modesto
California

A couple times a year

Most recent: 25 April 2009

Next meeting: TBA.

Sacramento
California

Seasonal

Most recent: 24 January 2009

Next meeting: TBA

San Francisco
California

Annual

Most recent: 12 March 2010

Next meeting: March 2011

Held in conjunction with the Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair

Storrs
Connecticut

(UConn)

Weekly
Every Thursday

Most recent: 26 May 2016

Next meeting: 2 June 2016

Washington, D.C.
Anarchy Hour

Monthly

Most recent: 8 October 2009

Next meeting: 8 November 2009

Have you started an Anarchist Café in your hometown? Want to? Contact us to have your A-Cafe listed on AnarchistCafe.org.

Spaces:

A-Cafe is not a place, it's an event. But places are great too! Here are some physical cafes that we know of.

Where?> Description
Santa Cruz
California

SubRosa - a community space
703 Pacific Avenue
downtown Santa Cruz

As far as we know, Santa Cruz does not yet have an Anarchist Cafe event. (If you're interested in starting one, be sure to let us know!.) It does, however, have an anarchistic café, which offers anarchist books and literature, gourmet coffee, performance and a weekly open mic, gallery art by emerging local artists, and a garden courtyard social space.

San Diego
California

Café Libertalia
Hillcrest, San Diego

As far as we know, San Diego does not yet have an Anarchist Cafe event. (If you're interested in starting one, be sure to let us know!.) It does, however, have an anarchistic café (named after a possibly legendary anarchist pirate enclave), which hosts frequent meetings, classes, workshops, and performances

Past A-Cafes:

Where? When?
Los Angeles
California
(Pico Rivera)

Defunct

Most recent: 4 April 2009

Next meeting: Currently defunct.

Are you starting up an A-Cafe in the Los Angeles area? If so, contact us to get your event listed!

Orange County
California

Defunct.

Most recent: 6 January 2007

Next meeting: Currently defunct.

Are you starting up an A-Cafe in the Orange County area? If so, contact us to get your event listed!

Join us at the Anarchist Cafe!

The A-Cafe is not a place, it's an event—a social experiment in urban anarchy, organized by local anarchists in your hometown. A-Cafes are held in coffee houses, bars, infoshops, public parks, people's homes, and in the open air, out on the street. An A-Cafe is an informal meet-up, gathering, coffee klatsch or drinking brigade where anarchists can get to know each other, hang out, shoot the breeze, talk some shop, talk about the projects that we are working on, and to organize new projects in our community. The gatherings are informal, and based on chatting and sharing information. You can drop in or leave any time you need to. There isn't a fixed agenda, but there's always plenty to talk about and things for anyone who's an Anarchist, anti-statist, or just anarchy-curious to do.

There's often a space for people to share literature, ideas they've had, projects they're working on, zines, flyers, art, and more. There may be some social networking projects to put local Anarchists in contact with each other. And if you want to set up organizing meetings for a particular project, with a fixed agenda and all the rest, A-Cafe is a great place to meet people who you can invite.