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  • First & foremost: PLEASE CARPOOL. El Club has street parking + the parking lot across the street can be used.

    It is not advised to leave your car overnight. However, in an emergency, leave your car in front of El Club. Please do not make a habit of it + come get your car the next day.

  • El Club is a completely smoke-free establishment. We have a large patio outside where you can smoke + relax (in warmer months).

  • Yes. El Club is available for almost any use, for any occasion. We’ve service seated banquets to small birthday parties. The facility has several spaces (both large and small) to accommodate every need. Full service catering is available by in-house catering company Pepe Z. Rental rates vary depending on the day of the week and time of year, as well as a few other factors. Please contact for more information. Please put the words ROOM RENTAL in the subject line.

  • All shows at El Club generally standing room only unless otherwise noted. There is seating at the back of the venue, that is first-come first serve. There is also limited seating along the perimeter of the club that’s first-come, first serve. This seating is not meant to watch the show from but as temporary respite for those who want to get off their feet for a minute. Please be considerate to offer the seating to those in need.
 El Club does do some fully seated shows, as well as cabaret style shows – these situations are noted in the show information. For instance, the comedy series is always seated. If a show is seated, the seating is always general admission and first-come, first-served. However, don’t fret, every seat at El Club is great.
 Please do not move the tables and chairs. Their location often corresponds to egress and traffic flow so there’s a rhyme to our reason.

  • Yes, El Club has three full-service bars serving a full array of libations. We have a large beer and liquor selection as well as several wines.

  • Tickets for El Club shows can be purchased at the El Club Box Office, online via our website (there’s a link next to each show to buy tickets). El Club Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 1PM until 5pm, or any night we have a show (which is often).
There is no service charge for tickets purchased at the El Club Box Office (Cash Only)

    The service charges for online and telephone sales are slightly vary depending on ticket price, delivery method, and number of tickets.
 El Club negotiated with several companies to ultimately provide the lowest service charges possible to the customer for online and phone sales. We found these to be some of the lowest in the nation.

  • You can have them mailed to you (if it’s more than two weeks from the event), otherwise your tickets will be available for pickup (aka Will Call) the night of the show. Tickets are usually ready for pickup starting an hour before doors. You cannot pick up your tickets prior to this, sorry.

  • Print the ticket order confirmation page that is emailed to you and jot a note on the bottom stating that you (cardholder) authorize so-and-so (kid) to pick up the tickets. Have your son or daughter bring that note and their ID and the box office will release the tickets to him/her. Otherwise please call the box office at least 24 hours prior to the show and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Tickets are not refundable, all sales are final. If a show is rescheduled the new date will be immediately posted to this website and your ticket for the original show will be honored at the rescheduled date. If a show is cancelled and no make up date is announced then the ticket is refundable (less service charges unfortunately — our ticketing company’s policy, not ours); the refund will happen automatically if you purchased with a credit card, otherwise if you paid cash you need to bring your ticket back to the place of purchase (El Club Box Office) for a refund. Cash refunds are available for 30 days.


    Tickets sold through this website grant to the Customer only a revocable license to the bearer that may be revoked at any time for any reason. Resale or attempted resale of any ticket issued hereunder at a price higher than the face value appearing thereon is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Customer assumes all risk or danger incidental to the attraction, whether occurring prior to, during, or subsequent to, the actual attraction. The terms of sale of each ticket issued pursuant to a transaction initiated on this website are subject to any and all terms imposed by the applicable Promoter. In order to be admitted to an event, each Customer must present the original ticket in its original, undamaged, unaltered form, to the applicable venue at the appropriate time. Entry may be refused for various reasons, including misconduct, intoxication, etc., as determined by the Promoter.


    All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges for tickets purchased through this website will be made. Each Promoter may have additional policies regarding refunds or exchanges, but TicketFly is entitled to retain all fees collected through this website for services that it performs in taking orders and delivering tickets, including shipping, handling and service charges.


    Notwithstanding the issuance of tickets through this website, the venue and/or promoter may cancel any event. Also, the venue operator and/or event promoter may change the scheduled performers or change the event date without notice, and any such change will not be considered a cancellation of the performance. Where events are held at outdoor venues, the risk of inclement weather is assumed by the Customer. Events may be held regardless of weather conditions, as determined by the venue operator and/or event promoter. In the event that a promoter offers to refund the base ticket price of the canceled event, the customer must make the request for refund no later than 10 business days of the originally scheduled date. In the event that a performance is rescheduled and the base price refunds are authorized by the promoter, any refund request must be made to TicketFly prior to the show and all tickets must be returned to TicketFly no later than 10 business days after the rescheduled date/and or refund request whichever is earlier. TicketFly is entitled to retain all fees collected through this website for services that it performs in taking orders and delivering tickets, including shipping, handling and service charges, regardless of whether a show is rescheduled or canceled.


    Lost or stolen tickets will not be replaced.

  • Yes, we offer gift certificates for tickets. They can be purchased at our box office. They can be in any denomination.

  • Yes.

  • Yes, during the colder months only though.

    It’s $5/item.

  • There are several great hotels within the area of El Club.

    Try Trumbull + Porter, ALoft + Holiday Inn Downtown.

  • The kitchen opens when the doors open and stays open until late night. Food is prepared by on-site . More information about our menu please email

  • All shows at El Club are typically all ages unless otherwise noted.

  • El Club maintains a no flash rule on photography, beyond that, the specific photo/audio/video request of each artist is honored. Most artists prohibit pro-photo rigs (SLR cameras, etc.), as well as, any video and/or audio recording.

  • Only you can decide whether El Club is the right environment for your child. We encourage first timers to attend a show with their kids to decide for themselves. We find that after that initial visit most parents are comfortable allowing their kids to attend all ages shows at El Club.

  • El Club is a rehabbed facility and compliant with all of the latest Life Safety codes (including code updates that were mandated post-RI to help ensure that type of tragedy never happens again).

 Here are few things to ease your mind: the entire building has an advanced fire alarm system that calls the Fire Dept at the first sign of smoke or fire and finally the building is on the ground level and has ample exits from various points in the space to the outside. Also, we never allow pyrotechnics at El Club. 

We take safety VERY seriously and designed the space accordingly.

  • El Club primarily books national bands or local bands that have a following. Opening slots are limited (most nationals bring their own support) or reserved for bands that we feel are working hard in Detroit and have developed a following.

  • Yes, just call us! The kitchen is open by 7PM. You can pickup a to-go order on a show night as well.

  • A: Yes, El Club is seeking interns to work in our Detroit office!

    All candidates must live in the Detroit area and be available 12-20 hours per week starting mid-September and ending mid-December.

    The internship will focus on marketing, event, and venue operations for El Club. Tasks will include using Photoshop/video editing software to make flyers and other promotional assets, writing promotional copy for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, distributing/hanging posters, ticket counts, artist research, and more.

    All intern candidates should have a laptop capable of running Adobe Suite, excellent research skills, attention to detail, and familiarity with the local music scene. The ability to gain college credit for the internship is strongly preferred.

    For consideration, please email us your resume, a list of your top five albums and top five tracks of 2019 so far, and a cover letter detailing your reasons for wanting to work with El Club. Please include any relevant experience and your availability from September to December.

    Please send all submissions to with the subject line “EL CLUB FALL INTERNSHIP 2019” by Friday, Sept 13.

    We look forward to hearing from you!