Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Legal Age for Admission into The Phoenix Hill Tavern?

You must be 21 or OVER to enter the club. Sophisticated ID scanners will be in use!

Special Events such as Beatersville Car & Bike Show and The Great Chili Cook Off are Considered Phamily Welcome Events. These are Events where persons under 21 MUST be accompanied by an Adult.

What are your Hours of Operation?

8:00 P.M.
4:00 A.M.
8:00 P.M.
3:00 A.M.
5:00 P.M.
4:00 A.M.
8:00 P.M.
4:00 A.M.

We are frequently open on Sundays, Mondays, & Tuesdays for Concerts, Special Events, & Semi-Private Hosted Parties.
(Opening / Closing times varie on these occassions)

Is there reserved seating?

No. The Phoenix Hill Tavern, is a General Admission Venue. Seating is provided on a "Phirst Come, Phirst Serve Basis". There is very limited seating at The Phoenix Hill Tavern. We recommend that you arrive early if you want a seat.

Is The Phoenix Hill Tavern Handicapped Accessible?

Yes and No

Our handicapable phriends are very welcome at PHT. The entire 1st phloor of the club is handicapped accessible. Gently sloping ramps are located at both the phront and rear entrances, as well as the entire phirst phloor. To access the second phloor we do have a service ramp available. However, the service ramp requires assistance from our phriendly staff and is not accessible from public areas.

We suggest handicap person's with wheelchairs enter through the phront door! All restrooms are handicapped accessible!

How do concerts work?

Purchasing tickets to a concert provides admission to the entire club for the rest of the night! Be sure to stay and check out all the additional entertainment options PHT has to offer concluding the concert!

National concerts roughly start at 8pm and run between 10:30 - 11:00pm. Locals follow immediately after the Concert. Guests not interested in the concerts have the option of paying general admission providing access to the entire club (excluding the Concert space). There is usually still time to strike the stage in the concert area and present one of our very phine local or regional acts. Concert goers and regular bar patrons use the same entrance(s).

How do I get advance tickets concerts?

Click Here for the PHT Box Office or visit!

Do you have drink specials?

"Retro Rewind Wednesday" offers $1.25 Coors Light & $2.50 U-Call its ALL NIGHT LONG!

Phridays during "Buck Off Happy Hour 5-8 pm" offer a "buck off" all phood & beverages!

What is the typical cover charge?

Wednesdays - $5 till midnight / $10 after midnight!
Thursdays - $3!
Phridays - $5 after 9pm!
Saturdays - $6 starting @ 8pm!
* cover charges are subject to change for special events

Is there a dress code?

Gentlemen are required to wear shirts with sleeves. No hoodies! Shirts & shoes must be worn at all times. No obcene logos or gang-related items permitted.

What type of music do you play?

We do not cater to one specific type of music. We enjoy music in general and all it has to offer!

Does The Phoenix Hill Tavern serve food?

Yes, pub type grub! Appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches. Phood is avaliable at the kitchen counter located in The Living Room.

How can I get my band booked at The Phoenix Hill Tavern?

Visit the "Contact Us" page on our website to submit a request to the Live Music office!

Is there a coat check?

Yes, PHT has a seasonal phree coat check.

Can I smoke at The Phoenix Hill Tavern?

Yes, you can smoke legally and comfortably year round on PHT's Deck Bar and Skywalk.

Our world phamous Deck Bar and Skywalk is partially covered with a retractable Moon Roof, and because it's still an outdoor space, you can smoke on our Deck Bar legally and comfortably year-round!

Can I rent out The Phoenix Hill Tavern?

Yes, Phoenix Hill is available for Private Parties, Corporate Functions, Weddings, Receptions, Etc. No party is too big, or too small!

Private Parties Coordinator: Karen Callahan,

Can I take pictures or "tape" shows at The Phoenix Hill Tavern?

We don't really care. Most of the bands dont really mind either. Some of the nationals are sensitive about this sort of thing. It's on a case by case basis. Sometimes we don't know ourselves. We suggest you bring your equipment, but be prepared to take it back to your vehicle if it is prohibited. We also have lockers in the club which are large enough to store cameras and recorders during your visit.

Some bands allow personal photography but not professional photography equipment.

Can I order tickets over the phone through The Phoenix Hill Tavern?

No, either online at or in person at PHT's Box Office.

Where do I park?

PHT has a lot of off street parking and we share parking with some of our business neighbors. You can also park on Baxter Ave, E. Broadway, or the side streets at specific times. We strongly suggest that you do not park on residential side streets. Our neighbors rely on the street parking in front of their homes. Always respect our residential neighbors by arriving and leaving quietly and in a respectful manner.

* Keep car stereos down while leaving the area. No, loud yelling and certainly no fighting. Never leave trash behind.
If you choose to park on Baxter Ave. or E. Broadway and make sure that you park legally. Park within the designated parking hashmarks and note the hours that parking on the street is legal.

Do not park in the taxi zone directly in front of the club. Our taxi's need the space and they have the legal right to have your vehicle towed if it is parked in the taxi zone.

Can I leave my car overnight?

Yes! If you feel that you have had too much to drink or if you are just too tired, leave your car overnight. It is always ok to leave your car overnight in one of our off-street spaces. You can also park on Baxter Ave. from 6pm on Friday until 7am on Monday. On regular weekdays you can park legally on the street from 6pm until 7am the next weekday morning.

*Note: Our staff members are not allowed to help you with your vehicle in any manner. If you have mechanical problems we will direct you to a public phone were you can request assistance from a professional road service.

Our neighborhood is relatively safe, but use your head!

Don't be a "Phool"! Lock your car. Don't leave valuables in clear view inside your vehicle. Lock valuables up in your trunk. Do not leave convertible tops down or sun roofs open. Walk with someone if at all possible. Our security staff will always escort our guests (male or female) to their vehicles when requested.

Where is The Phoenix Hill Tavern located?

The Phoenix Hill Tavern is conveniently located just 5 minutes from downtown at 644 Baxter Avenue, just 1/2 block north of the Baxter/Broadway/Cherokee Road intersection, right across the street from Cave Hill Cemetery. So come on in and have a seat, 'cuz you're better off here than across the street!

What do I do if I have a problem with another disorderly guest?

DO NOT try to handle any problem situations yourself, inside or outside of our club. Report the situation to a door person and/or ask to talk to the manager on duty. Our security personnel are easily identifiable by their bright yellow shirts or jackets. If you are involved in a bar fight, odds are you will be asked to leave and depending on the situation and management's discretion you may be banned for a short, long or permanent amount of time. Our rule of thumb if you are involved in any type of fight is "when in doubt, they both go out." Managment will not tolerate any type pf physical violence, and it will be dealt with very strictly.

What to do if I am asked to leave the property?

Do so quickly and quietly, without drama, abusive or profane language and certainly no physical violence or club damage. Usually our guests are asked to leave the premisis for the night. They are not usually barred. We find that our guests who wind up being permanantly barred are those who don't want to "let it go" after they are cut off from alcohol service or asked to leave the property for some other reason.

Top 10 Reasons You Will Be Asked To Leave And/Or Permanantely Barred!

1) Fighting!
2) Over Consumption of Alcohol!
3) Making Rude or Disrespectful Remarks to Staff or Guests!
4) Stealing Anything!
5) Presenting A Fake I.D!
6) Damaging Club Property!
7) Inappropriate Touching. Keep YOUR Hands to Yourself!
8) Wandering into Non-Public, Off-Limits, or Closed Sections of the Club!
9) Smoking "POT" or Use of Any Uncontrolled Substances while on Property!
10) Fighting!
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