Welcome back to Hermann’s! Here’s how we’re keeping you safe.

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Our number one goal is to keep all of our staff, musicians, and guests safe. Though some things have changed, we are still the same Hermann’s! Here’s the changes we’ve made to make your visit safe and comfortable:

We’ve Made Our Entrance More Efficient

  • guests pre-order tickets and dinner selections on our website creating an efficient check-in and limiting contact with servers
  • Our back hallway is cleared so that the doors can be used for airflow and as an additional exit way to keep the area spacious.

We Have a New Pre-ordering and Buffet Dinner System

  • Our dinner service is now served gourmet-buffet style, plated by head chef Crystal Mattinson or one of our servers. This allows you to see the buffet options behind plexiglass, and see your meal being plated. We offer a buffet of robust dinner options including for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets. See the menu here: http://hermannsjazz.com/menu
  • Our guests now also have the option to order gourmet, savoury-pies baked in house. These can also be pre-ordered as well in addition to or instead of the buffet.  
  • Every table has a flag to be used to let our wait staff know that you would like them to come to your table. This way our staff don’t have to linger or cruise around the room.
  • We encourage the use of debit cards for tap payment, but will accept all forms of payment.

We Respect the Latest Physical Distancing Guidelines

  • We have installed plexiglass around the bar and service areas as well as a hanging, removable barrier for the stage to be used by singers.
  • The room is more spacious by increasing walkway areas and distancing tables by 6’6”. Tables and chairs may only be moved by staff prior to guest arrival to accommodate larger groups. 
  • All ticket sales will be made in groups of two or four to match the physically distanced floor-plan.
  • The total seating limit is reduced to 50 so that guests have lots of room
  • We are using a pass bar so that staff do not need to enter and exit the cooking areas. Dirty dishes are collected from the bar area to be returned by a designated bus person.
  • We now have two seatings per evening to improve capacity 


We Have Rigorous Employee Safety Procedures

  • All staff and volunteers are on board with a commitment to safety and they have signed an employee commitment. 
  • We have ensured staff that no one should feel duress to attend work if they feel they are at risk of becoming infected or infecting others. 

We Have Updated Sanitation Protocols

  • Our servers wear masks at all times
  • We have enhanced cleaning protocols to our already rigorous standards
  • Sanitizer is easily accessible on entry and at stations throughout

Guest Responsibilities

  • We ask that you respect the safety of others and stay home if you are feeling sick
  • Masks are welcome, especially for entrance and exit, but not mandatory. We have disposable masks we are happy to provide you with available from the bar.
  •  We ask that guests maintain a physical distance of at least six (6) feet from other guests that are not part of your group, staff members, musicians and volunteers.


If you have any hesitation about coming in, we are happy to answer any questions you might have.  Simply e-mail us at info@hermannsjazz.com or leave a message at 250-388-9166.

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