Important Information

If you have purchased tickets previously feel free to go directly to the Ticketing Page. If not please read below first.

Self-Serve Ordering

We have a brand new ordering system this year that will streamline the process and get you your food & beverage quickly and safely.

– All orders are now placed via our self-service portal

– Each table/box has a QR code attached to it

– The QR code allows you to open a tab and place your order any time you would like. You no longer are waiting for a server

– Just open the camera on your smartphone and point it at the code

– It will ask you if you want to open the page and you just tap yes

– You have the option to use the webpage or download an app

– Your tab stays open all night until you are ready to close out

– When you close out you can choose to split the bill however you would like or pay the whole thing

– Tips can be added for your server and your receipt is emailed to you

You may also pre-order event food & drink from our website at

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Beer Garden

– To keep everyone “Socially Distanced” we have created defined spaces (roped off boxes) in the Beer Garden

– – Each box is a different size and accommodates the specified number of people (2, 4, 6, 8 & 10)

– – Some shows may have General Admission. This is one big space that you share with others. Still enough space to socially distance however you do not have your own defined box

– All Friday and Saturday concerts are ticketed events and require a ticket for entry

– Seating is BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) much like Ravinia. We do however have a limited number of rental chairs you may purchase on the tickets page

– The Post 42 Cantina is open every day for patio, beer garden and 2nd floor food & drink

– All purchases on site a credit card only. We do not take cash.

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The patio is open (weather permitting – 55 degrees and dry)

– – Thursday, Friday and Saturday 5:00 – 10:00 pm

– – Days/hours will increase as the weather gets better

– The Post 42 Canteen is open every day the patio is open for food

– Most concerts on the patio Sunday – Wednesday are free

– We have a limited number of days that have been booked for private parties and the patio is closed to the public

– – There are not many but we will always list them on the front page of the website so you know

– All purchases are credit card only. We do not take cash.

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Post 42 Rules in the age of COVID

The POST 42 PATIO team is grateful for your patronage last summer and encouragement to continue in this challenging environment.  Now we are excited to start the next phase of a controlled reopening, by welcoming you and your family to come and enjoy both our patio and our new Beer Garden.

We all share a great responsibility to demonstrate that Evanston can begin to safely relax pandemic-fighting restrictions without causing a resurgence of disease.  We take this responsibility very seriously, and we trust you do as well.  None of us wants to see anyone get sick, nor do we want to see businesses have to close down again.  We strive to be a leading example of how to safely operate while maintaining the highest quality experience for our customers.

Part of safe operations is strictly following CDC guidelines about social distancing and prevention hygiene, such as frequently washing one’s hands and wearing face coverings, as well as cleaning and disinfecting public spaces.  Anyone that does not recognize and value the benefit of these steps for our community should stay home.  Anyone that does not respect our other guests and staff by following the rules outlined below will be asked to leave.

Our beautiful outdoor space gives us a unique opportunity to far exceed standard social distancing guidelines, and we have been working for weeks on a plan that will keep both our guests and staff safe and comfortable.  We’re excited to bring you this environment, however, some things will not look the same.

We ask that you please read and follow these rules, and encourage you to share them with friends and family that may plan to visit the POST 42 PATIO throughout the summer.  We will adapt as conditions and requirements change, so please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, sign up for our newsletter, and visit our new website ( to get the latest updates.  We anticipate our phone will be busy.

Thank you in advance for your patience, cooperation, and understanding as we all endeavor to get through these trying times together…in unity with beer and live music.

Key Changes:

  1. The Patio area will be operating at less than 50% capacity.  Seating for both the Patio and Beer Garden areas will be made available through our online reservation system.  Otherwise, seating will be first come, first served.  A non-refundable reservation fee will be required on most nights, and an additional cover charge will be included in the reservation on nights that have live music.  Cover charges will be refundable for cancelled shows due to inclement weather.  
  2. Please enter the area only at the North side of the building / parking lot area.  Prior to seating, membership will be verified and we will be doing a customer temperature check. Entry will be denied to anyone with a temperature of, or exceeding, 100.4°.  For your safety and ours, we will be sanitizing all tables, chairs, and surfaces between reservations. 
  3. All seating is 100% outside.  Seating in the Beer Garden area will be BYOC – Bring Your Own Chair.  Each outdoor space in the Beer Garden will be clearly marked with stakes and a light rope barrier to enforce social distancing with a 6-foot walkway between spaces.  Each space will have a maximum capacity based on the size of the space (20 sq. ft. per person).  As an example a 6-person space would include 120 sq. ft.  No more than 10 people can be in any single space. 
  4. NO CASH SALES. All ordering will be done online from YOUR PHONE. There is free WiFi available and ordering system can be accessed through our new website Please make sure someone in your party has a fully charged smartphone.
  5. Absolutely no outside food or drinks allowed.  In addition to our full bar, draft and canned beers, at this time we will be offering (3) varieties of pizzas, 7 flavors of our famous Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream, various candy, chips, snacks and soft drinks.  We are renovating our kitchen and expect a significantly expanded menu later in the summer.
  6. Restrooms will be open and cleaned regularly.  We encourage only one patron to use the bathroom at a time.  Disinfectant soap and hand sanitizer will be made available.

Planning Your Visit:

  1. If you are feeling symptomatic or ill, please follow CDC guidelines and stay home.
  2. No groups over 10 permitted.
  3. NO CASH SALES. All ordering will be done online from YOUR PHONE. Please make sure someone in your party has a fully charged smartphone.
  4. All customers will be escorted to a table.
  5. No pets.

Staying Safe – Our Part:

  1. Staff members will have a temperature check and are required to inform us if experiencing any symptoms before every shift.
  2. All staff will be required to wear masks.
  3. We will have staff dedicated to cleaning and sanitation at all times.
  4. All Patio tables and Beer Garden spaces have been set 6 feet apart.
  5. All cups and service ware will be 100% disposable.

Staying Safe – Your Part:

  1. Guests are required to wear a face mask when not at their Patio table or in their Beer Garden space. Masks are also required when entering building for bathroom use.
  2. Social distancing guidelines must be followed at all times.
  3. Walking the grounds other than to the restroom, entering/exiting is prohibited.
  4. Co-mingling, moving/combining furniture is not permitted.
  5. Gathering anywhere outside of your table or space is not permitted.
  6. Any guests that choose not to follow these guidelines will be asked to leave for the safety of our other guests and staff.

Steps for Ordering and Contactless Serving:

  1. NO CASH SALES. All ordering will be done online from YOUR PHONE.  Please make sure someone in your party has a fully charged smartphone.
  2. All alcohol orders will require an ID. We ask that you put your IDs on the serving table.  If wearing a mask at your table, the server will ask that you quickly remove your mask to verify identification.

We sincerely appreciate you taking these precautions seriously.  We’ll see you on the Patio and Beer Garden this summer!

– Mike and Brett

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