Venue Info

Berkley Coffee had its grand opening in April 2022.  We have been very active in hosting public and private events since Day 1.

The space is very comfortable, friendly, and unpretentious, with a unique collection of offerings: coffee roasting, an intentionally Non-Alcoholic bar (including beer, wine, cocktails, and other interesting beverages), light food, retail area, and music/events.

The building itself is 1941, renovated industrial, formerly the home of Randolph Tool.  We share the building with Dog & Pony Show Brewing and TRV|FIT.  Located on 11 Mile Rd, a border street of Oak Park and Berkley and home of Oak Park's "Water Tower Social District", we are in the vicinity of a barrage or other interesting business such as The Oak Park SocialUnexpected Craft Brewing Company, Monarch Market CafeBollinger Motors.  11 Mile Rd crosses Woodward Ave (The mainest drag of Detroit) about 1 mile to the East.  A drive 20min South on Woodward takes you into the core of downtown Detroit (including passing a dilapidated Henry Ford model T plant), ending at the Detroit River.

We have 2 rooms: the "Main Room" with a stage, and a smaller "East Room".  The East room is just alternative seating day-to-day, but it also has a kid's area, a living room area with an upright piano, and larger tables that can be used for meetings/gatherings or for playing an array of board games (we keep about 60 games available in our cabinets in there).  It is very quiet in the East Room, no speakers or technology.  The East room has a garage door that can be kept open when desired, and the seating near that garage door is removable (allowing enough space for a vehicle to come in if needed.)

Size/Occupancy

  • Facility total 4700sqft
  • Main Room stage vicinity: 1063sqft
  • Stage 343sqft
    • 28 x 13ft with a corner cutoff, and a bit obscured by the South entrance vestibule.  See image below.
    • ADA compliant ramp.
  • Occupancy 160 in standing room configuration.
  • Occupancy 71 in tables & chairs configuration.

Licensing

  • ASCAP Performance License
  • SESAC Performance License
  • BMI Performance License

PA

  • 2x QSC E115 mains w/ 2x GP212 subwoofers, plus 1x E115 sidefill toward bar seating area.  All rigged from ceiling (old wood plank and steel truss)  
  • 4x EV ZLX-12BT powered stage monitors.
  • Mains are fed from a CX-QN 8K8 amp receiving 5 channels QLAN from a Qsys Nano Core, which receives 5ch Dante from Allen & Heath SQ-6 mixer.
  • 2x Allen & Heath DT168 stageboxes for 32in/32out via Dante to the SQ-6.

Mics and Related

  • Vocal
    • 5x Sennheiser E945
    • 1x SM58
  • Amp/Acoustic
    • 1x Shure SM57
    • 4x 12 Gauge Green, 2x Blue, 1x Black212.
    • 2x Audix I5
    • 1x Audix F15
  • Wireless
    • Sennheiser EM-XSW 1 Dual-Channel Receiver (A-range)
    • 2x Sennheiser SKM 835-XSW Handheld Transmitter Mics
    • 2x Sennheiser SK XSW bodypack (A-range)
    • 2x Sennheiser e908B-ew Supercardioid Condenser Clip-on for wind instruments.
  • Drums
    • 1x F14 (kick)
    • 3x Audix F10 (snare, toms)
    • 1x Audix F12 (floor tom/deep hand drums)
    • 2x Audix ADX-51 (overheads)
  • Piano
    • 2x DPA 4099
  • Room
    • AEA Mini Decca Tree w/ 2x 12 Gauge Red12 Omni and 1x 12G50 Omni
  • Stands and such
    • 3x Audix CabGrabber
    • 1x Triad-Orbit T3C tall stand with casters and 2X/O2X dual boom arms (generally used for drum overheads), 
    • 8x K&M One-Hand Mic Stand with 2-piece telescoping boom
    • On-Stage MS7201B Round Base Microphone Stand
    • 4x On-Stage Shorty Stand with Booms
    • 2x tablet mounts (mic stand clip-on)
    • 2x music stands
    • 3x guitar stands
  • DI
    • 2x Radial J48 active DI
    • 2x Livewire passive DI
    • 2 X-Amp re-amper

Instruments

  • Piano/Keyboard:
    • Yamaha G2 R Studio Grand piano, 5’6”, rosewood (tone might be described as mellow, rounded, thick.  Definitely not Bright/Honky Tonk.)
    • Charles Walter mahogany upright (This lives in the East Room unless needed for something specific on stage.  Versus the grand, its tone is thinner, bit more attack)
    • Roland Juno DS88
    • On-Stage Stands KT7800 bench.
    • On-Stage Stands KS7365-EJ 2-tier Z-style stand.
  • Guitar/Other Stringed:
    • Fender Mexican Strat, HSS, candy apple red
    • Fender Mexican Tele, black (available with advance notice)
    • Gretsch G2420T hollow body, Bigby B60 floating, walnut color
    • Fender American Performer Jazz Bass, white
    • Fender Squire P-Bass, blue  (available with advance notice)
    • Yairi DY-91 acoustic with LR Baggs iBeam pickup, natural spruce
    • Martin 000-15M Streetmaster acoustic w/ LR Baggs Anthem (available with advance notice)
    • Deering Goodtime USA 5-string banjo, satin natural maple-rimmed resonator
    • 4x guitar stands and a Hercules GS525B 5-guitar rack.
  • Amps and Related:
    • Supro Black Magick combo
    • Fender Super Reverb combo
    • Orange BT500H bass head w/ Ampeg Portaflex PF-410HLF Cab
    • Pedals:
      • 2x Petersen StroboStomp tuner/mute
      • JHS Red Remote Auxiliary Footswitch
      • MXR M239 Mini Iso-Brick 5-output Mini Isolated Supply
      • Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini
      • MXR ’78 Distortion
      • Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde Overdrive/Distortion
      • TC Skysurfer Reverb
      • Keeley Omni Reverb
      • Dunlop CryBaby Wah
      • Electro-Harmonix Nano Big Muff Pi
      • Donner Harmonic Square Octave
      • TC Ditto X2 Jam Looper
      • TC June-60 Chorus
      • Mooer E-lady Flange
  • Percussion:
    • Alesis Strike Pro electronic drums (kick, snare, 4x tom, 4x cymbal)
      • DW DP402 Double Pedal
      • PHP PDDT700 Throne
    • LP 10" wood double tambourine
    • LP Aspire 12.5" Djembe
    • Egg shakers
    • Foot tambourine

    Audio Recording, Streaming

    • Multi-channel audio recording and separate stereo mix for streaming can be coordinated for any event.
    • We can mix recordings or supply assets if 3rd party mix/master desired.

    Video Recording, Streaming

    • 3x 1080p60 Aida NDI cameras rigged in the space (1 fixed and 1 PTZ facing the stage, and 1 fixed facing the audience.)
    • 1x 1080p30 Mevo NDI WiFi handheld camera available.
    • PTZ has joystick remote
    • All video (+ stereo audio stream mix/sync track) are collected/mixed at an OBS Studio box for streaming/recording.  Recording can be show mix and/or individual sources for post edit.
    • We can edit video, or supply assets if 3rd party edit desired.

     Lighting

    • Upstage and downstage battens with Elation eNode 2 ArtNet gateways, back to an ETC ColorSource 20AV board.
    • Fixtures available: 6x Chauvet Intimidator Spot 375Z IRC, 16x SlimPAR Pro H USB

    Projection

    • 2x Panasonic PT-FRZ50BU7 laser 1920x1200, blended horizontally to achieve coverage of 4 black & white art panels.   There is a roll-down screen (Draper Luma 2, 58x104", Matte White surface) mounted above the center of the coverage area, which we roll down for traditional 16x9 viewing.
    • An HDBaseT transmitter is available at the stage to send HDMI signal to the 16:9 screen.
    • An HDBaseT receiver is available at the stage to receive HD to a preview screen if you wish to run a presentation remotely with a cue screen placed on stage for the presenter.

    Please note that all equipment and services above are available to any event, but please do coordinate in advance.  Some equipment/services may involve specific staff positioning, time to rearrange, space limits, integration planning.  Some services may have an associated cost.

    Sound and Light Layout