Gman Tavern

Venue Email: ask@gmantavern.com
Parking & Transportation:

It’s all street parking, and I didn’t see any disabled spots. It’s also in a popular location next to other bars, close to Wrigley Field and another larger venue, so the parking fills up fast.

As for public transport, it’s about 0.4 miles from the red line L, so about a 10 minute walk. There’s also a bus line that goes directly down the street in front of the venue, I’m not sure where the stop is- probably no more than a block away in either direction because Chicago bus lines tend to be good about not making the stops too far apart.

Jump the Line – Other:

It’s a small venue so there most likely won’t be a line, and you don’t pay until you get inside to the back room (the stage area past the main bar) so even if there were a line, you would most likely be waiting inside out of the weather and near chairs, if desired.

Stairs: No, it's all flat to get inside and to the show space
Stairs – Other/Details:

There may stairs to get to other parts of the bar, but getting from the front door to the stage area, bar, bathroom, and back to an exit were totally flat.

Lighting Safety Warnings
Is There A Designated Accessible Seating Area? No, there's not an accessible seating area
Accessible Seating Area Details

The venue is super small so there’s not much space to begin with, but when you’re looking at the stage, there’s a space off to the left hand side where musicians leave their gear. It’s not big, but people would be able to stand over there and not be bothered/be at less risk because people are already staying clear of the area. It’s not roped off, however, and it does put you close to the stage and crowd.

Seating: Yes, there's seating available for those who need it
Seating-Other/Details:

It’s bar stools that might be difficult for some to hop up on, and there aren’t too many. There were a couple open seats here and there throughout the night, but nothing too reliable. "The staff seemed friendly, and I think they would be ok with pulling a seat from the restaurant/bar area in the front or grabbing one of the extra merch chairs for someone if they needed it. If I recall correctly, they had quite a few extra 4 legged chairs stacked in the back, but I might be remembering wrong."

Restrooms: Unsure if there are accessible restrooms
Restrooms – Other/Details:

"The restrooms in the stage area are not gender neutral. They are one big stall that a wheelchair could definitely fit into, but I don’t remember if there was a hand rail by the toilet or if the sink was too high or and other features besides the size of the room. The door lock is just a push button so it’s easy to operate, but the door itself is heavy and I had to exert more force than normal to open it. There were other bathrooms in the bar side but I didn’t use them so I don’t know if they’re accessible."

This Information Is Current As Of: May 2019
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