People tend to check in during these times:
Good beer selection. Food is good too. Great place to go before a show
They open one hour before a show. Mostly vegetarian & vegan foods but meat can be added. Also, buying food makes you priority to enter the 9:30 Club first!
The Backbar opens roughly an hour before doors, and you get first crack at getting a good spot once they let you in. They have vegan options too.
ALERT: 9:30 changed their backbar entrance thing to the 1st 30 folks in the regular line instead of the folks actually lined up at the backbar entrance. They claim that was always the policy.
9:30 changed their policy and you can no longer stand in line for Backbar. They claim it was always this way but that's a LIE. BE CAREFUL!!!!
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