QUESTIONS ABOUT MA4

Is MA4 a gay bar? – The is one of the most-asked questions we receive so it’s the first question we answer on our FAQ page. The answer is NO! Although we are a very proud gay-owned and operated nightclub and restaurant with a large LGBT customer base, we don’t consider ourselves gay, straight or any other label for that matter. We feel that great live music, along with great food and cocktails, does not have a sexual orientation. At any given time, you will find an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life enjoying themselves and having a great time at MA4.

Where are you located? – We’re located at 3940 Fourth Avenue on the Second Floor.  We are in the middle of the block between Washington Street and University Avenue. Click here for driving directions.

What are your hours of operation? – We’re open 7 days a week. Monday-Thursday 4pm-12am, Friday & Saturday 4pm-1am, and Sunday 3pm-11pm.

Do you offer parking or valet? – We do not offer parking or valet service, but there are meters and pay lots adjacent to the venue. Metered street parking is also free after 6pm.

Are you wheelchair accessible? – Yes. There is an elevator which opens directly to our venue. We have several locations in our dining room and on our patio which provide accessible seating. Please note: the lounge area/bar seating is not wheelchair accessible.

Is there a dress code? – No. Come in casual or get all dressed up to impress. Shirt and shoes required though.

Is the venue 21 and over? – No. We are a sophisticated nightclub that can be enjoyed by any appropriately mature young person. All ages are welcome in our dining room area and lounge, but you must be 21+ to sit at the bar. Some “Main Stage Ticketed Shows” may have an Adult Content Advisory and include content which is not suitable for persons under 18. Please call us if you have any questions about content and we will do our best to advise you.

Is there a cover charge to come in? – We have live entertainment and events seven nights a week. On certain nights, we offer “MA4 LIVE!” which is our no cover entertainment nights featuring local performers and bands. We also have headliner acts who perform at our “Main Stage Ticketed Shows” for which there is a ticket charge that varies depending upon the artist. Click here to see our current entertainment lineup.

What types of payments or credit cards do you accept? – We accept Cash, Gift Certificates, Visa, Mastercard, American Express & Discover.

Can I purchase gift certificates? – Yes. We offer gift certificates in the following denominations: $25, $50 and $100. Gift certificates are available for purchase in person at the host stand or online by clicking here.

Is smoking allowed? – Smoking is permissible on our Overlook Patio. Cigar smoking is not permitted on the premises.

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR ENTERTAINMENT

Do I need to make a reservation? – We highly suggest that you make an advance reservation for dinner in order to ensure that we can seat you when you arrive.

How do I make a reservation? – Reservations can be made 24 hours a day via our online reservation system by clicking here or by calling 619-400-4500 x 2.

Do you accept reservations for large parties? – Yes. We can accommodate large parties of varying sizes. Parties up to 10 may be booked on our online reservation system. Please contact us directly to inquire about a larger reservation. Parties over 12 may require a $20 per person credit card guarantee to secure a reservation.

I purchased a show ticket. Do I have to make a dinner reservation? – No. Your ticket purchase is your dinner reservation. Once the showroom opens, you will be seated at the table where you purchased tickets which is where you’ll dine and see the show.

Can I come in just to eat and not watch a show? – During “Main Stage Ticketed Shows” the showroom is reserved for customers who have purchased tickets. We do, however, continue to offer our regular dining menu on our Overlook Patio for most shows.

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR MENU

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions, including vegetarians and those with specific food allergies or someone who might be on a special diet? – Yes. We have a variety of vegetarian options available on our menu. Our chefs will do their very best to accommodate specific requests regarding food allergies and other dietary restrictions. Feel free to call us in advance to inquire about your specific needs. Once you arrive, please let your server know exactly what your needs are as well, so that they can be clearly communicated with the kitchen staff.

Do you have a children’s menu? – No, but we do have kid-friendly items available on our regular menu. Click here to view our menus.

Until what time is food served? – Our full menu is available until 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11pm Friday and Saturday. On nights when we have ticketed shows, an edited menu may be offered in the showroom and on the Overlook Patio area.

Do you offer take-out? – Although we primarily operate as a dine-in restaurant, we are able to accommodate requests for take-out. Please call 619-400-4500 x 2 to place an order.

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR ENTERTAINMENT

Do I have to pay to see your entertainment? – We offer live entertainment and events seven nights a week. On certain nights of the week we offer “MA4 LIVE!” which is our no cover entertainment nights and features local performers and bands. We also have headliner acts who perform at our “Main Stage Ticketed Shows” for which there is a ticket charge that varies depending upon the artist. Click here to see our current entertainment lineup.

Where can I buy tickets for a show? – Tickets are available for purchase online 24 hours a day.

What is the cost of tickets for a show? – The single ticket price for each show depends on the artist and seating section you select. The average ticket price ranges from $20-$40. Premium shows can go upwards of $60-$100. There is a $2-$5 service charge per ticket and a $15 food and beverage minimum per person.

What is “cabaret-style” seating? – Most of our tables in the main showroom seat parties of four. Our lounge area provides community-type tables with larger banquet-style seating available. When you purchase tickets at a table which seats more people than the size of your party, you may be seated with other individuals. If you wish to sit with just your party, please choose a table that matches the size of your party. To view our seating chart click here.

Can I pick my seating location when I purchase? – Yes. Our ticketing system allows you to select your seating location. Once you select a table, you are purchasing places at that table rather than specific seats.

How does General Admission seating work? – Seating for General Admission events is on a first come – first serve basis and is made at the discretion of management.

Can I purchase tickets at the door? – It is highly recommended to purchase your tickets in advance utilizing our online ticket system as shows do tend to sell out quickly. Tickets may be sold at the door if they are available and seating will be based on available locations.

Is it less expensive to purchase tickets at the door? – No. The per ticket service fee applies to all tickets whether purchased online or at the door.

Can I cancel my ticket purchase or exchange my seats? – No. All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Is there standing room available? – No. All seats are ticketed unless otherwise noted.

What are the sections within the venue? – We offer two seating sections in the showroom – the main dining room and the lounge/bar seating. Each section may be priced differently per show depending on the caliber of the show. Since the showroom only seats 140 people, every section offers a great view of the stage and there is not a “bad seat in the house.” We do have a couple tables at the sides of the stage that are marked as “Obstructed View.” These seats offer a view of the main performer on stage but may have limited sightline views for the remainder of the individuals on stage – usually the band members located at the rear of the stage.

I purchased a show ticket. Do I have to make a dinner reservation? – No. Your ticket purchase is your dinner reservation. Once the showroom opens, you will be seated at the table where you purchased tickets which is where you’ll dine and see the show.

What time should I arrive? – The showroom usually opens 2 hours before the show for food/beverage service. We recommend you arrive at least 1 hour prior to the show in order to enjoy the entire “MA4 Experience.”

Do I have to eat or drink? – Yes. We are a live music supper club venue which requires a food or beverage minimum of $15.

Can I come in just to eat and not watch a show? – We offer two types of entertainment which varies by day: “MA4 LIVE!” is our no cover entertainment which does not require a cover or admission fee and “Main Stage Ticketed Shows” which require an advanced ticket purchase for seating.

During most “Main Stage” performances we offer regular dining on our Overlook Patio for those patrons not attending the show.

How do I book a show or submit my information for consideration to perform at MA4? – Please visit our Booking Page by clicking here.

QUESTIONS ABOUT HOLDING AN EVENT

How do I find more information about holding an event or renting the showroom? – Please visit our event booking page by clicking here.

QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR MARKETING

Do you have an email or mailing list? – Yes. We have an eNewsletter which we invite you to subscribe to.  Click here to sign up.

What benefits would I enjoy by subscribing to the eNewsletter? – You will receive the latest news on upcoming events, newly announced shows, special discounts and promotions, and so much more! This is the best approach to staying in touch with all the great happenings taking place at MA4.

Will my email information be shared or sold? – No. We promise never to rent, sell or trade any personal information you provide. Click here to read our Privacy Policy.