Iconic Michigan Venue: Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI

Saint Andrews Hall History

In 1907, Saint Andrews Hall opened as the home of the Saint Andrew’s Scottish Society of Detroit. Built in Bricktown, the 1,000-capacity, brownstone-style venue was used for the organization’s benevolent efforts, and played host to thousands of concerts, plays and other meet-ups until the ‘80s. By then, music industry legend Vince Bannon was quickly transforming Saint Andrews into go-to local digs, featuring the 400-capacity underground (The Shelter) and top-level lounge (The Society Room, formerly known as the Burns Room) for various entertainment. In 1994, the storied hall was sold to one of its tenants, a music promoter, and by the 2010s, the building saw a series of renovations. Still, the cultural and architectural Detroit mainstay echoes nostalgia.

Saint Andrews Hall Performers

The venue famously launched Eminem’s career and boasts no shortage of other legendary acts who graced its hall, including Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Nirvana, R.E.M., Adele, No Doubt and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Planning Your Visit to Saint Andrews Hall

Jacoby’s (624 Brush St.) is a beer garden serving traditional German fare and old-world drafts. Housed in one of Motor City’s oldest dwellings, Sweetwater Tavern (400 E Congress St.) offers a combination of homemade Northern and Southern dishes but is best known for its famous wings. Andiamo (400 Renaissance Ctr. Suite A-403), situated on the Detroit Riverfront, offers an elegant ambiance alongside its house-made Italian fare.

Saint Andrews Hall Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Saint Andrews Hall parking options?

Independently owned parking garages are located on all four sides of the venue. The closest lots are on Beaubien and E Congress, Brush and E Fort, and Beaubien and E Fort.

Does Saint Andrews Hall serve food?

Yes. A full-service bar is available in The Shelter, which is open during most events.

What are the seating options at Saint Andrews Hall?

The main hall is standing room, but Premium seating with balcony viewing and upscale hospitality is available. For additional assistance, contact Saint Andrews Hall door staff: 313-961-8961.

What are the Saint Andrews Hall safety & security guidelines?

Small point-and-shoot cameras and cell-phone cameras are allowed. Prohibited items include professional cameras and video equipment, selfie sticks, illegal substances, laser pointers and weapons. For more information, see the venue’s safety guidelines.

Saint Andrews Hall At A Glance
Venue Name Saint Andrews Hall
Location Detroit, MI
Address 431 E Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone # (313) 961-8961
Capacity 1,000
Opened 1908
Owner Live Nation Entertainment
Website https://www.saintandrewsdetroit.com/

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