Bluebird Cafe

Music Venue, American Restaurant, and Restaurant
4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215, United States
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 3:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
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  • Nikki L.

    Sunday nights are awesome

    Nikki Liberatore · 1 day ago
  • Zach H.

    Great service. Pretty decent food. Just be prepared to wait. Grab some beers from the gas station next door...makes the line move quicker.

    Zach Hartley · 6 days ago
  • Jennifer

    This is where Taylor Swift was discovered.

    Jennifer · February 24
  • Al J.

    Wow, its Packed!!!

    Al Juarez · February 24
  • Paige M. waited forever to sing!!! Bring a coat!!!!

    Paige McCauley · December 30, 2014
  • Brian M.

    Must go for a writers round

    Brian McG · October 26, 2014
  • Erin O.

    Music and drinks. This place has amazing artists playing all the time.

    Erin Orr · August 12, 2014
  • Aaron S.

    A staple in Nashville!

    Aaron Smith · August 8, 2014
  • Design*Sponge

    Call ahead to get yourself a seat, and remember that the café is technically a listening room, so a certain level of quiet is expected (you will be shushed!). Read more

    Design*Sponge · August 3, 2014
  • Design*Sponge

    Shows like ABC’s hit drama “Nashville” have made this venue even more popular, but the Bluebird Cafe is one of the most storied listening rooms in the music world. Read more

    Design*Sponge · August 3, 2014
  • Patricia B.

    Sweet potato fries. Do it.

    Patricia Bradby · July 3, 2014
  • Nicholas M.

    Big Charlie's Rubber Band has played here twice for the open mic. We waited over 4 hours both times to play one song ... and it was TOTALLY WORTH IT. Can't wait to audition to have our own show!

    Nicholas Mather · May 25, 2014
  • Julene R.

    Make reservations! If you decide to take your chances, go really early...4:15 for the 6 o'clock show.

    Julene Reed · April 3, 2014
  • Dawn W.

    Come early!! You want the 8pm show, but be ready to stand in line for 2+hours for the free show on sunday!!

    Dawn White-Williams · March 31, 2014
  • Gayatri N.

    It's first come first serve on Sundays and Mondays so come early

    Gayatri Nair · March 24, 2014
  • Katie M.

    Intimate venue. Get your tickets online ahead of time if you can.

    Katie Mandel · March 10, 2014
  • Salina V.

    Go to a writers round. Reserve a table. You won't regret it.

    Salina Viktoria · January 5, 2014
  • Leslie A.

    Got to see some great talent at Writer's Night. Got in line a bit after 5 and did not get in to the 6pm show, but were among the first dozen in for the 8pm show. So...come very early!

    Leslie Ann · December 30, 2013
  • Carrie B.

    Don't fall into the tourist trap. There are other places to hear great writers...overall disappointed in the quality of music on Sunday night writers night except for Jason Adamo!

    Carrie Biggar · November 25, 2013
  • Laura C.

    The Bluebird pops up in most episodes of Nashville: Scarlett and Gunnar work here, Rayna and Deacon play open mic night, but scenes are actually filmed in a set that's replica of the real Bluebird.

    Laura Covington · October 25, 2013
  • Jose C.

    Wow...table right behind the musicians! Thanks Kim and Mason Douglas!!

    Jose Castro · September 14, 2013
  • Ashlee M.

    Such an amazing little venue!

    Ashlee MacPhee · September 4, 2013
  • Megan C.

    The talent was great. The food wasn't all that good but I would get the sweet potato fries again.

    Megan Cardwell · August 19, 2013
  • Wannado

    Make reservations early or get in line early for the open seats!

    Wannado · August 17, 2013
  • Lisa D.

    Closed for fourth

    Lisa D · July 4, 2013
  • Mayang Devi K.

    This is the place where Taylor Swift meet Scott. And start her career. Ah♡

    Mayang Devi Kamaswari · June 14, 2013
  • Rose H.

    I saw Mark Germino here, a well known singer-songwriter. It was a MEMORABLE experience, worth the time & wait. Saturday is a GREAT day to go w/o a reservation. The place is affordable & friendly fun! Read more

    Rose Hill · June 2, 2013
  • Tony B.

    Outstanding evening hearing local songwriters/performers.

    Tony Borzumato · May 17, 2013
  • Carson S.

    Always spectacular talent

    Carson Suite · April 21, 2013
  • Alexander F.

    Good food and good music. I can't imagine what else you could want!

    Alexander Frost · April 9, 2013
  • Brett C.

    This is the place for awesome music. Highly recommended that you get ere early. Get brown liquor drunk and rowdy.

    Brett Copeland · March 21, 2013
  • Charlie T.

    If you do not have tickets Arrive 2 hours before the show start. Don't expect to be let in when the door opens. it will likely only be 15 minutes before the show before you get in.

    Charlie Thedog · February 17, 2013
  • Maria E.

    Just outstanding place. Very atmospheric, intimate and warm.

    Maria Essig · February 8, 2013
  • Shane B.

    Buy tickets at Seats go fast!!! But if you have a ticket, you are in like Flynn.

    Shane Burkett · September 30, 2012
  • Sunny Wynn B.

    small venue. space fills up quickly. you may have to wait in line. it is worth it. great singer/songwriters.

    Sunny Wynn Boyd · September 8, 2012
  • rochelle s.

    Without reservation they say be there an hour early, come earlier, the unreserved seats go in minutes, so so worth the extra wait!

    rochelle stephens · August 4, 2012
  • Janie B.

    Take an umbrella with you if it's summer standing in line without one can be rough

    Janie Byne · July 16, 2012
  • Kelly R.

    This legendary venue is one of my favorite places in Nashville to hear live music! Be sure to get a seat early!

    Kelly R · June 9, 2012
  • Chevrolet

    Stars and up-and-coming songwriters try out their newest lyrics in front of a live audience at Bluebird Café. For a relaxing night that honors music, check our Bluebird!

    Chevrolet · June 4, 2012
  • M M.

    Make reservations and don't sit at table's in a corner where you can't see-my neck will hurt for days. The music is awesome and the food was very good.

    M MW · April 22, 2012
  • Academy of Country Music

    Check out this ACM Award winner for Club of the Year! (2001)

    Academy of Country Music · April 12, 2012
  • Suzanne B.

    Make reservations! Even if you come early, tables may be all reserved and you will have to sit in pews or at the bar ($7 min per person)

    Suzanne Beckman · March 6, 2012
  • David W.

    Sweet potato fries are amazing! Order with both ranch & honey musters.

    David Whited · October 29, 2011
  • Rex H.

    In the Green Hills, a close-in suburb with the city's best concentration of up-scale retail, is this "songwriters' venue," a unique Nashville tradition. Now owned by non-profit Songwriters association

    Rex Hammock · October 9, 2011
  • Diana P.

    Seriously, get there early. It's worth it!

    Diana Postemsky · July 26, 2011
  • Donica C.

    Yell as loud as you can . . .whoop, holler, etc. They love it! Get brown liquor drunk and rowdy.

    Donica Christensen · April 20, 2011
  • lilpea

    Don't show up without a reservation. Tables are not first come, first serve.

    lilpea · March 2, 2011
  • Sarah Elizabeth W.

    Dustin Wilkes plays Bluebird Cafe Sunday May 15th at

    Sarah Elizabeth Wilkes · February 16, 2011
  • Joyce H.

    Awesome place to hear amazing songwriters in Nashville.

    Joyce Hitlaw · January 8, 2011
  • Matthew C.

    Monday Night Writer’s Round at Bluebird Cafe, go give nashville your best song, or listen to the dreamers. Host Barbara Cloyd Read more

    Matthew Caulk · May 1, 2010

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