Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?
VIP Seating for $60 per person & General Admission $40 per person.

What is the difference between the VIP Seating & General Admission?
VIP reservation includes a New Orleans Piano Brunch from 10am-11:30am, table seating under the big tent or umbrella’s @ the Backyard Stage, & a commemorative Lil’ Easy Medallion. General Admission includes a seat in a covered area located toward the back of the Backyard Stage. Seats are given out on a first come first serve basis. Limited amount of seats are available for both VIP and General Admission.

What time does the gates open and where?
Gates open at 9:30am. You enter in front of the Poor House Bistro 91 S. Autumn St. San Jose CA.

What time does the event start?
The event is from 10am to 8pm.

Will the Poor House Bistro be open to the public?
The Poor House Bistro is closed to the public. You must have a confirmed reservation to attend.

How do I make a reservation?
You can make your reservation at the Poor House Bistro. Once you make your reservation, you will need to confirm with a payment of Cash, Check, or Credit Card. You will receive a confirmation from the Poor House Bistro via email. The confirmation will be your confirmed ticket. Due to the limited amount of seats available, all tickets sales are final. You will have 48 hours to confirm your reservation with some form of payment.

Where do we park?
There is no parking available in the PHB parking lot. All space is being used for the Lil’ Easy Backyard Stage and seating area. Our neighbor businesses (Power Play Hockey & World of Sports) will be open that day and all empty parking spaces will be only used for only their customers. Parking is available on the corner of West San Fernando & Montgomery Street & the Stephen’s Meats Parking Lot (Behind the Poor House Bistro, across from Patty’s Inn). Make sure to pay for All Day Parking at the pay station. Please check the parking meters on the street to see if the city is charging for street parking on that day.

Can we bring our own food and drinks inside the event area?
No food or drink is allowed. The restaurant will be open and we will have two outside bars where you can purchase water, soda, beer, wine, and PHB Cocktails.

Can we use credit cards to pay for food & drink?
You can use your credit card to purchase food and drink inside the Poor House. Drink tickets will be sold inside the PHB that can be used for beverages sold @ the Patio Bar and Speakeasy Bar outside. The Patio Bar & Speakeasy Bar also both accept cash payments.

What menu of food will be served at the event?
The Poor House Bistro will offer the regular menu all day in addition to the Special Menu.

Can we bring chairs inside the event area?
Chairs are not allowed. All VIP & General Admission customers will have a tent or Umbrella above covering each seat.

Where will we sit?
All VIP seats are located @ the Backyard Stage. Lil’ Easy staff will seat each party when they arrive. Every seat will be located at round tables that can accommodate 5, 7, or 10 seats. Please advise how many are in your party to the Lil’ Easy staff when you enter the Backyard Stage. Table will be given out on a first come first serve basis. General Admission seats will be located toward the back area of the Backyard Stage.

Are there in and out privileges during the day?
You are allowed to exit the Poor House Bistro/Lil’ Easy Backyard Party anytime. All smoking must be outside the event area.

Are children allowed?
Yes, however there are only a limited amount of seats available. Each seat is either charged as VIP or General Admission.

Are pets allowed?
Unfortunately pets are not allowed at this event due to the lack of space.

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