Can I make a reservation for
No. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If the café
reaches capacity, a line will form in the lobby and guests will be
admitted as capacity allows.
What time do you open for BAMcafé
The bar opens at 6pm. Happy hour occurs on select nights, from 6
Is there a minimum age for BAMcafé
No. All ages are welcome.
Is there a cover charge or do I
need to purchase tickets?
No. BAMcafé Live is always free and no tickets are required.
Can I have my birthday at BAMcafé
While we welcome birthdays [and large groups], we do not allow
outside food, balloons and decor, or tablecloths.
How do I get my band to play at
To submit your work to be considered for BAMcafé Live, electronic
submissions are preferred (e.g., links to EPKs, websites, and
social networking) and must include links to live video
performances. Submissions and inquiries can be sent by email to
BAMcafelive@BAM.org. Both café seasons, fall and winter/spring, are
booked several months in advance. Artist submissions are reviewed
twice a year, in May and June for the upcoming fall season and in
September and October for the upcoming winter/spring season.
Materials will not be reviewed outside the submission window.
BAMcafé Live is a limited-run, curated series. Due to high demand
and limited availability, the curator will respond only to those
being seriously considered for inclusion in the series.
Can I bring outside
No. BAMcafé serves small plates and drinks. For menus, please
What kind of food do you
BAMcafé serves a variety of small plates and snacks. For menus,
please click here.
What time does BAMcafé Live
It depends on the show, but BAMcafé Live generally ends between
10:45 and 11pm.
We have a large party, can we put
No. Due to fire safety laws, we cannot reconfigure the arrangement
of the tables.
How early should I
It depends on the show, but to get a good seat, we recommend
arriving between 8:30 and 9pm.