General Business - Hours / Parking / Directions / Etc.
We have 200+ free parking spaces out front.
Yes, we STRONGLY recommend a reservation in the Tavern at least 90 minutes before the show. Reservations can be made by phone (707-829-7300) or on-line with Open Table through our website: Hopmonk Sebastopol. You will also find a convenient link for restaurant reservations when purchasing tickets online. If you call, please let our host know that you if you are attending the show. For online reservations please let us know in the “special requests” box that you plan to attend the show.
We do not offer food in the Abbey, unless noted otherwise. Except on Open Mic Nights on Tuesdays. We recommend making a reservation through OPEN TABLE in the Tavern before the show if you would like to eat - it's a good idea to allow 90 minutes for dining on a busy night.
Depending on the show, but never later than 1:30 a.m.
Most of our shows have limited or no seating. Show designated “an evening with” – are generally seated shows. Most seated shows have seating offered at different prices, you can review those details and a seating chart on our website under each specific performance. Remember you can always take a break from the show and find a seat in our beautiful beer garden next to The Abbey.
Of course, if you have special needs just inform our staff and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
Only on selected shows and Open Mic Tuesdays.
We accept only valid identifications with a photo and a physical description. Temporary driver’s licenses are not valid.
Yes. If you have an International Passport, we can accept that as long as there is the physical description.
You bet. We serve all 16 fresh, seasonal drafts beers, local, regional and international to enjoy with the show. Live Beer / Fresh Music!
Yes. Please let your server know that you’re the designated driver for the evening and we’ll serve you NA drinks like coffee and sodas for free.
We have a smoking area outside in the West Beer Garden. Smoking is never allowed in the main beer garden or under the tent.
Yes. The freestanding building in the beer garden has full access restrooms.
If we find it we’ll hold it for you in the office (it happens all the time).
We put up the big, heated tent.
Yes – In the Tavern or Beer Garden look for HOPMONK (upper case). If you’re in the Abbey or Beer Garden look for hopmonk (lower case).
You bet! We strongly encourage our guests to drink responsibly! Our staff/security will gladly call a taxi for you at anytime. And remember, let our staff know if you are the DD, and you can receive your non-alcoholic drink on the house (ex: coffee, tea, soda, juice)!
Lover’s Vineyard and Taxi (Sebastopol)
Sebastopol Sam’s Taxi (Sebastopol)
Yellow Taxi (Santa Rosa)
Your well-trained dog is welcome with us. Please follow these common sense guidelines. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden only and common areas only, service dogs excepted. No dogs on tables. Dogs must be on a leash. Please clean up after your animal and be aware that we generally have lots of kids in the beer garden.
Absolutely! Check out the PLAN EVENTS section of this website for galleries and a contact form.
We are open every day of the year except Christmas and Thanksgiving. 11:30 a.m. open - food ends usually around 9:30, 10 pm and beyond when the business and weather warrants it. We seat for lunch and dinner in the Tavern and the Beer Garden.
Shows in the Abbey
It depends on the show and the weather conditions. If it is not obvious please ask our host.
Most of the time it is, no flash please. For higher profile and national touring bands please ask management permission. Remember to post your best shots on our new Facebook page.
Not without the permission of the artist and/or Hopmonk Tavern.
You can find a printable version at our website by going to the "Live Music" section or drop by the Tavern and ask our host for one. Normally by the third week of every month we will have a new calendar for the following month.
Absolutely. Enter your email address:
Our shows start at different times. Please consult our website for details: Hopmonk Sebastopol.
No, if there is an opening act they typically go on 45 minutes to an hour before the headliner.
Yes – all beer garden shows are free. This is a great way to see some select, up and coming singer songwriters. Many of these musicians you will be paying to see very soon. We pay and feed the artists, but they still love tips!
Yes! Open Mic is hosted every Tuesday Night by Evan Kottle. This is a great night to hear free, great quality, local music and entertainment. Check it out. You might be amazed.
Yes, for most of our shows. We encourage you to buy tickets at Hopmonk Sebastopol in advance. The exceptions would be Monday Night Edutainment, Open Mic and free shows.
Tickets can be purchased through our website via Hopmonk Sebastopol or at the Tavern Bar.
No. Here’s how it works:
- TICKETS ONLINE
When purchasing tickets online please remember to print out the confirmation and bring that with you to the show. When you arrive, please check in at the door with your ID and confirmation.
- IN THE TAVERN
If you purchase tickets in the Tavern Bar your name is put on our Will-Call list. It’s a good idea to retain your receipt and bring it to the show. Please be prepared to show ID.
There is a service fee associated with the purchase of a ticket on line. By purchasing your ticket in advance, you will be assured that you will get in to the show in the event of a sell out at the door. You are also making a contribution to the environment with In-Ticketing’s One tree planted per ticket sold program.
One tree planted per ticket sold. In 2003, In Ticketing partnered with Trees for the Future, an organization dedicated to regenerating the earth by planting trees. This organization has been helping communities around the world plant trees through seed distribution and agroforestry training. Planting trees protects the environment and helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations. In Ticketing has sponsored the planting of hundreds of thousands trees to date.
Sure, we will ask you for your friends name and contact information.
No, we require that all tickets must be paid in full prior to the show.
No, to receive the prepay discount you must purchase you tickets before the day of the show.
No, sorry. All ticket sales are final, but you can transfer them to a friend. Just call in advance and let us know who's coming. They will need to show proper ID at will call to use your tickets. Refunds are given only if an event is cancelled.
Sorry -- We like the idea too, but we have to have the id with the card to make a credit card purchase.
Yes. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover when purchasing a ticket on line or beforehand in the tavern. You do need to have cash on hand to purchase tickets at the door the night of the show. If you don’t, then purchase your tickets in the Tavern and keep you receipt on your way through the Tavern to the Abbey.
Tuesday Open Mic
In the Abbey where all of our big shows happen. You will have the opportunity to perform on a professional stage and enjoy the space where the big guys like Leon Russell, Jefferson Starship, Lyrics Born, David Grissman, Jackie Green and many others have performed.
Sign-ups are at 7:00 in the Abbey. Be there on time or even early, there is usually a line.
7:30 PM to 11:30 PM.
20 or so.
2 songs or 10 minutes, which ever come first. If you play 2 songs that are 3 minutes long then you have used your time. If you play one song that is 10 minutes long, it better be good.
Every week there is a featured act which is selected by the host. This performer gets 20 minutes during prime time to shine.
Woodwork Sessions is when the best of the open mic get to shine. Every three months, three or more acts are selected from the open mic to share a night in the Abbey.
Yes. All kinds of people show up, from first timers to old pros.
No! That job belongs to Bill DeCarli. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Absolutely not! We have had comedians, jugglers, poets, beat boxers and even hula hoopers. We only ask that you keep your cloths on. Well most of you anyway…
No, but if you bring your iPod we can run it through the PA.
Nope, we have it all covered. We have a professional venue with all the bells and whistles.
No, but we have direct boxes so that you can plug in to the system. If you play electric guitar and want some crunch or other effects you should bring your own amp or foot pedals.
It most certainly can! We are always looking for good musicians to play in our beer garden, and even pull the occasional opener from the open mic. Some open mic’ers have even booked to play shows.
Why, yes, it is!
Our General Manager, Bill DeCarli.
No and Yes. This is one of the few all age’s evenings in the Abbey, but only until 10:00 PM, when we ask the kids to go home. We are all about giving everyone a chance to perform and hone their skills.
Can it sing?
You bet. However remember this is an open mic and there isn’t a lot of time to set up and break down. We recommend that folks, especially drummers, bring the minimum amount of gear to get the job done.
Yep, Evan is particularly fond of Lagunitas 'Lil Sumpin these days!
You bet! As long as the kitchen is open.