It’s not just for coats…

Most people come to coat check to check their coats, but did you know that coat check can store other items as well.
At least 1-2 times a shift I always get asked . ” Do you take bags?” and the answer is YES! As of late I have been seeing other items being checked in.
Bags, Luggage, Backpacks, and shoes.
Depending on how the coat check is styled out, most coat checks will have an area to put items that cannot be hung. The few coat checks that I work in have built in shelf cubbies.
These cubbies are outfitted against the wall. When a hanger is not tough enough, or the item is way too heavy for a hanger I utilize the cubby. The cubbies are a perfect place for someone checking in multiple items,
a group of friends that have multiple items. Any med to large purse will be well kept for the night.
 I did work a few shows that started early and people where coming from work. So I was checking in laptop bags, backpacks.
Other necessary oddities that patrons bring are signs that are made by fans, gift bags for birthday parties, skateboards, canes, bike wheels, motorcycle helmets, and merch bought from the band.
A coat check should always take the items you want to check in. If you are unsure just ask.
And remember the larger or heavier the item, you should definitely leave a tip for your coat checker after all they are not the TSA, but you will definitely be hands free for the night, and you don’t have to worry about misplacing or getting your stuff stolen.

Until next time,




I have been working in coat check since 2006 in a few live music venues. This blog is something I have meaning to do for a long time. Enjoy!

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