The Fine Print

BAMcafé Live Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make a reservation for BAMcafé Live?
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 Live?
The bar opens at 6pm. Happy hour occurs on select nights, from 6 to 8pm.

Is there a minimum age for BAMcafé Live?
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 Live?
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 BAMcafé Live?
BAMcafé Live performances are now curated in conjunction with other programming. Therefore, BAM is no longer accepting artist submissions for this series. Alternatively, if you would like to rent one of our venues or spaces for an event, please visit our Rentals page for more information. After submitting the Rental Inquiry Form, a response will be sent within 48 hours between Monday—Friday.

Can I bring outside food?
No. BAMcafé serves small plates and drinks. For menus, please click here.

What kind of food do you serve?
BAMcafé serves a variety of small plates and snacks. For menus, please click here.

What time does BAMcafé Live end?
It depends on the show, but BAMcafé Live generally ends between 10:45 and 11pm.

We have a large party, can we put tables together?
No. Due to fire safety laws, we cannot reconfigure the arrangement of the tables.

How early should I arrive?
It depends on the show, but to get a good seat, we recommend arriving between 8:30 and 9pm.