448 N 17th St
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: (610) 776-7711 or maingate610@gmail.com
MainGate Nightclub was a family owned club and concert Venue in Allentown, PA that was established in 1980. For over 39 years we have remained a staple in the Valley for Nightlife entertainment featuring a diverse line-up of entertainment on local, regional, and national levels.

Unfortunately we have made the Executive Decision to Close Maingate Nightclub the end of November 2019 after almost 40 years of serving the Valley. We are actually closing voluntarily at this time to avoid more exposure to noise citations and more damage to our liquor license. While closed we will be also seeking some relief and a possible Solution to our Noise Problems with the PA Liquor Control board by working to obtain a Noise exemption from the City of Allentown. The Good News is there seems to be a fair amount of support in Allentown city government to pass a resolution for a Noise exemption that would also then need to be approved by the State of PA and LCB as well.

Our Noise problem is not with City of the Allentown but more with the State of PA, In fact the City of Allentown has been supportive over the years and is really the only one that can really help us endure by granting us a noise exemption. IF and when we would be approved for said noise exemption we would look to make a comeback in the New Year.

As a second Generation Owner/Operator I was practically born and raised at MainGate Nightclub and its BIG part my purpose and that of my families for two generations. A Closed MainGate is a huge loss not only for myself but for my family, our employees, and also the community some of which who have enjoyed all types of experiences that MainGate has provided over the years.

I am very Grateful for all the Love and the support the Valley has shown us since 1980. I please ask that you share our story to help with our cause to obtain noise exemption and help muster community support to help pass this resolution so we can survive and celebrate our 40th year in business in 2020! Much LOVE and Gratitude.

DJ Funk Flex shut down Maingate Nightclub literally and figuratively on Saturday, November 30, 2019, with one of the best DJ shows we have seen in a long time. Flex’s inspiring words to me were these “I trust you will reopen because God protects Good people” this made it easier for me to smile. Thanks for ❤️ Flex and all the hard work you put in over the years!

Dominic Germano
Owner/Operator




Hours
MAINGATE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

Directions



Coming from the north (on SR-309 / Route 309)
1. Depart SR-309 / Route 309 toward Terrace Rd
2. Take ramp right for US-22 East toward Allentown
3. Take ramp right toward 15th Street
4. Bear right onto Mauch Chunk Rd, and then keep straight onto N 15th St
5. Turn right onto W Tilghman St
6. Turn left onto N 17th St
7. Arrive at Maingate Night Club on the right


Coming from the south (on US-222 N / Fred Jaindl Memorial Hwy)
1. Depart US-222 North / Fred Jaindl Memorial Hwy toward Kressler Rd
2. Road name changes to SR-222 North / Hamilton Blvd
3. Turn left onto N 17th St
4. Arrive at Maingate Night Club on the left


Coming from the east (on US-22 W)
1. Depart US-22 West
2. Take ramp right toward 15th Street
3. Turn left onto Mauch Chunk Rd
4. Keep straight onto N 15th St
5. Turn right onto W Tilghman St
6. Turn left onto N 17th St
7. Arrive at Maingate Night Club on the right


Coming from the west (on US-22 E)
1. Depart US-22 East toward Lehigh Valley Interchange
2. Take ramp right toward 15th Street
3. Bear right onto Mauch Chunk Rd, and then keep straight onto N 15th St
4. Turn right onto W Tilghman St
5. Turn left onto N 17th St
6. Arrive at Maingate Night Club on the right