The Bluebird Cafe

Music Venue and American Restaurant
Green Hills, Nashville
  • Salina V.
    "Go to a writers round."(4 Tips)
    Danica T.
    "The music is always amazing and the atmosphere is intimate!"(6 Tips)
    Tim G.
    "Songwriter nights are the best."(2 Tips)
    Matthew C.
    "Monday Night Writer’s Round at Bluebird Cafe"(2 Tips)
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  • Danica T.
    Danica TesterAugust 14
    The music is always amazing and the atmosphere is intimate! Shhhhhh
  • Lisa M.
    Reserve a table
  • Martin O.
    Martin O'KaneOctober 1, 2017
    Lovely intimate venue. Saw 4 diverse artists, all amazing.
  • Melissa B.
    Melissa BowmanJune 6, 2017
    So cute but really tiny! Nothing like in the tv show Nashville
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VFebruary 28, 2017
    The Classic and quintessential music venue in Nashville! Come early on Sundays walk-ins. Most people come for the venue more than for the bands, so don't expect an ecstatic crowd each time.
  • Fred L.
    Fred LeBaronFebruary 3, 2017
    Intimate almost to the point of interactive, this legendary spot is hard to get into, but easy to love. The staff are friendly & unobtrusive as the music unfolds literally right in front of you.
  • Kelsey M.
    Kelsey MutchJuly 28, 2016
    the music and CHOCOLATE cake!
  • michelle
    michelleJuly 13, 2016
    The music!! Drinks and food ok - enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BamJanuary 20, 2016
    Pretty cool, intimate
  • Tim G.
    Tim GerstAugust 1, 2015
    Such an iconic, small, intimate venue. Songwriter nights are the best.
  • Brian K.
    Brian KellyAugust 1, 2015
    Bring cash for cover charge
  • Simmie
    SimmieJuly 15, 2015
    Smaller place so plan on a wait.
  • Kate
    KateMay 23, 2015
    It's a small cafe with an intimate atmosphere and great acoustics. Tickets are hard to get, but totally worth it!
  • Skye N.
    Skye NeedlemyerMay 14, 2015
    The people at the blue bird said very mean stuff to us and swore and made fun of me and my family very disappointed
  • Mia
    MiaMay 10, 2015
    Get there early! I went on Monday for singer songwriter night. It was a highlight of my USA trip! The spinach and artichoke dip was delicious, the cider was yum and great music and atmosphere!
  • ed p.
    ed petersonMay 2, 2015
    Come early in the morning for no wait an amazing food
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RoodmanApril 17, 2015
    Get here 1.5-2 hours before the show for walk up tickets as it's difficult to get tickets online.
  • Jim
    JimApril 14, 2015
    Absolutely amazing! Remember, it's a listening room, so SHHH!!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RauschApril 11, 2015
    In the round. Amazing musicians!
  • Robin L.
    Robin LynnApril 10, 2015
    Awesome night of songwriters in the round!
  • Nikki L.
    Nikki LiberatoreMarch 30, 2015
    Sunday nights are awesome
  • Zach H.
    Zach HartleyMarch 24, 2015
    Great service. Pretty decent food. Just be prepared to wait. Grab some beers from the gas station next door...makes the line move quicker.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferFebruary 24, 2015
    This is where Taylor Swift was discovered.
  • Al J.
    Al JuarezFebruary 24, 2015
    Wow, its Packed!!!
  • Paige M.
    Paige McCauleyDecember 30, 2014
    www.PaigeMcCauley.com waited forever to sing!!! Bring a coat!!!!
  • Brian M.
    Brian McGOctober 26, 2014
    Must go for a writers round
  • Erin O.
    Erin OrrAugust 12, 2014
    Music and drinks. This place has amazing artists playing all the time.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithAugust 8, 2014
    A staple in Nashville!
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    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
    Design*SpongeAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Patricia B.
    Patricia BradbyJuly 3, 2014
    Sweet potato fries. Do it.
  • Nicholas M.
    Nicholas MatherMay 25, 2014
    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!
  • Julene R.
    Julene ReedApril 3, 2014
    Make reservations! If you decide to take your chances, go really early...4:15 for the 6 o'clock show.
  • Dawn W.
    Dawn White-WilliamsMarch 31, 2014
    Come early!! You want the 8pm show, but be ready to stand in line for 2+hours for the free show on sunday!!
  • Gayatri N.
    Gayatri NairMarch 24, 2014
    It's first come first serve on Sundays and Mondays so come early
  • Katie M.
    Katie MandelMarch 10, 2014
    Intimate venue. Get your tickets online ahead of time if you can.
  • Salina V.
    Salina ViktoriaJanuary 5, 2014
    Go to a writers round. Reserve a table. You won't regret it.
  • Leslie A.
    Leslie AnnDecember 30, 2013
    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!
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BiggarNovember 25, 2013
    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!
  • Laura C.
    Laura CovingtonOctober 25, 2013
    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.
  • Jose C.
    Jose CastroSeptember 14, 2013
    Wow...table right behind the musicians! Thanks Kim and Mason Douglas!!
  • Ashlee M.
    Ashlee MacPheeSeptember 4, 2013
    Such an amazing little venue!
  • Megan C.
    Megan CardwellAugust 19, 2013
    The talent was great. The food wasn't all that good but I would get the sweet potato fries again.
  • Wannado
    WannadoAugust 17, 2013
    Make reservations early or get in line early for the open seats!
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DJuly 4, 2013
    Closed for fourth
  • Mayang Devi K.
    This is the place where Taylor Swift meet Scott. And start her career. Ah♡
  • Rose H.
    Rose HillJune 2, 2013
    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
  • Tony B.
    Tony BorzumatoMay 17, 2013
    Outstanding evening hearing local songwriters/performers.
  • Carson S.
    Carson SuiteApril 21, 2013
    Always spectacular talent
  • Alexander F.
    Alexander FrostApril 9, 2013
    Good food and good music. I can't imagine what else you could want!
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