Updated October 25, 2020

We’re following the words of the great David Bowie and making some ch-ch-changes to turn and face the strange. No one knows how long or when these “changes” will change again…and again, but one thing is certain, community is not cancelled. Birch Road Cellar will continue to be the comfortable and safe place you knew from the “before times”.



In accordance with city guidelines, Birch Road Cellar will be operating with the following hours of operation:

  • Seattle: Open daily from 8 AM to Midnight
  • Lincoln Park: Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 10 PM. Saturday & Sunday 11 AM to 11 PM*
  • Roscoe Village: Monday thru Friday 8 AM to 10 PM. Saturday & Sunday 11 AM to 11 PM*

*Based on Chicago’s citywide curfew


Reservations are no longer required, but they are available for any table at the club. Reservations will be available at least 3 hours in advance of your arrival at the club so you can ensure that you have a table clean and ready waiting for you. All the reservations will be for 3 hour blocks. For now, we must limit advance reservations to 1 per week, with unlimited same day reservations on a first come, first serve basis. Simply log on to your account and click the “reservations” button to reserve a specific seating area at the club for a specific day/time.

For last minute “pop-ins” to the club, see below on how to Check-In using the Birch Road Cellar app.


For last minute “pop-ins” to the club, please follow these simple steps:

1.  Select a table with a “clean” table marker
2.  Download the Birch Road Cellar app and Check-In to the table you are seated at
3.  Register your guests using the QR code on your table
4.  Flip the table marker to “dirty”
5.  Check-Out using the app when you leave

Download the Birch Road Cellar app for iphone or android. Use the same member login you use for the website.



Our guest policy will stay the same; however, we limit groups to no larger than 6 people for both Seattle and Chicago per our current local safety guidelines. We also ask that you register your guest’s contact information with your reservation for accurate contact tracing purposes.



While we’ve always kept the club clean, we’re going that extra mile to hire more staff to make sure the club is clean, clean, and clean. Hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, and even a cool UV-C sterilizing station will be available for members at the club to use. We want you to enjoy the club at your own comfort level. Click here to learn more about all the things we’re doing.



  • If you or anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms, stay home!
  • Stay within your reserved area and minimize contact with other groups.
  • If you need to leave your area to get a glass or go to the bathroom, please wear a mask.
  • If you are handling anything that is “common use” like the coffee machine or tablet, please wear the provided gloves.
  • Your reservation has an end time. Please respect that time so that our staff can sanitize and prepare the area for the next member.


Can I stop at the club without a reservation?
Yes! You are welcome to stop in the club unannounced, but you must sit at a table with a “clean” marker and make sure you Check-In on the Birch Road Cellar app. As soon as you sit down, flip the table marker to “dirty” so our staff knows to sanitize that section. 

Can I access my locker without a reservation?
Yes! Members can still access their lockers within the temporary hours of operation of their specific club.

What if I am late for my reservation? Will you give my table to another member?
No! We will hold your table for you for the entire length of your reservation (usually 3 hours). So get there when you can and you’ll know your table will be waiting for you. However if you do completely no-show there will be a $25 fee.

How many guests can I bring?
Our guest policy has not changed. However many guests your membership granted you prior to lock down is the same number of guests you can have now. If you reserve the cave room or dining room at your club, you can have up to the maximum group size currently allowed.

Can we smoke cigars at Birch Road Cellar?
Cigars are allowed during designated times in our outdoor spaces. At Roscoe Village, cigars are allowed on the patio on Sundays. In Seattle, cigars are allowed on the veranda on Sundays.

Can we bring in outside food?
Yes! Please do and we encourage you to check with our neighboring restaurants. Many of them are offering takeout and various meal packages.

Are you accepting wine deliveries?
Yes! If you have a wine shipment coming, please complete this form to help us track your package.