Are there age restrictions at Double Door shows?
Yes. Most of our shows are 21+, and by law we require a state-issued (driver’s licence, state ID, passport), unexpired photo ID. If you have a parking ticket and no backup form of ID, we can’t let you in. We do host some all ages shows, which in that case you don’t need a photo ID to enter.
If you are a parent and you would like to bring your child to Double Door, please call our office at 773-489-3160 with questions.
What kind of music do you have? / What do you have going on tonight?
We have all kinds of music here. Anything from Rock, Hip-Hop, Indie, Punk, Jam Bands, Folk, Metal, Funk, R&B, and we have even done some comedy nights and burlesque shows.
All of our shows are listed and updated constantly right here at www.doubledoor.com. If you don’t have an internet connection, then you aren’t reading this FAQ, so feel free to call us at 773-489-3160 and we will be happy to tell you what is going on tonight.
How do I get booked at Double Door?
If you are an artist and you want to play here, simply send an email to one of our talent buyers: Nate (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Jesse (email@example.com). In your email, provide us with links to listen to your music, a short paragraph about your band, where you have previously played in Chicago, and how many fans you typically draw.
Do you serve food?
We have a vending machine in our downstairs bar and some people have been known to mooch cocktail cherries & olives, but other than that, no, we are strictly a tavern that serves drinks. If you come out early, grab a slice of Pizza at Santullo’s, right around the corner on North Ave. before the show!
Where can I park?
Parking in this neighborhood on any given night is, admittedly, a little tricky. There is metered parking on all the main streets near Double Door, and there is even free parking on some of the surrounding side streets, but be mindful of signs; some of those streets are permit parking.
Is Double Door near a CTA train station?
We are located directly across the street from the Damen stop on the CTA Blue Line. How convenient is that?!
What is Double Door’s capacity?
Our capacity is 550, and we are a standing-room-only venue.
What is Double Door’s curfew?
On every night except Saturday, our curfew is 2:00am. It is 3:00am on Saturday nights. However, we tend to close shortly after the last band finishes playing.
Are there any tickets left for the sold out show tonight with ______?
99% percent of the time, when we list a show as being sold-out, it means we literally have no more tickets left for the show. We have a question for you: Why did ya wait so long to get tickets?! On the rare occasion that we release a handful of last-minute tickets, we always make an announcement via our Twitter and Facebook accounts. So the tip here is to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Does Double Door offer a coat check?
Yes, we have a coat check! It is generally $3.
Is Double Door wheelchair friendly/handicapped accessible?
Yes, we definitely are. If you want to see a show and you have special needs, please call ahead at 773-489-3160 and let us know. We will be happy to accommodate you.
Does Double Door have my wallet/credit card/purse/phone/guitar/backpack full of guitar cables/driver’s license/coat?
Just call our office at 773-489-3160. We have a lost and found and our staff is very diligent about turning in lost items.
Is there a dress code for the show that I want to go to?
We don’t have a dress code beyond the minimum shoes/shirt policy. We do, however, encourage people to dress up for our annual Halloween Bash.
Does Double Door take credit cards for tickets and at the bar?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards for ticket and drink purchases. There is typically a $20 minimum on credit cards if you are buying drinks at the bar with one.
Do you rent the club out for private parties/events?
We sure do! Email Genna Saccomonto (Genna@doubledoor.com) for details on private parties and room rentals, and check out our “Rental” page right here on our website to see some cool pictures of our rooms.
Does Double Door have an in house box office?
No. Tickets for our shows are available through our main show calendar on Doubledoor.com, or at Etix.com. On the day of a non-sold out show, online ticket sales end at 5pm. After, all remaining tickets will be available at our Damen Entrance when doors open for the show.
Does Double Door sell tickets for Metro/Beat Kitchen/Sub-T/Lincoln Hall/Bottom Lounge/etc.?
No, we only sell tickets for Double Door show at The Double Door Box Office. We like to keep it simple.
Does Double Door have assigned seating or is it General Admission?
We are a standing-room-only, general admission club. We offer special Premium Seating above/behind the main bar which gets you a great view, access to the bartenders and your own comfortable seat.
Were you here when the Rolling Stones played here?
Some of us were, but the rest of us had to settle for a bootleg video of the show. It was pretty freakin’ awesome.
Can we (band) bring our own alcohol for the dressing room?
We prefer bands to not bring their own alcohol into our club. We typically confiscate any outside alcohol. There are rare occasions when we approve outside alcohol in advance, so if you have any questions, just call ahead.