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The Bluebird Cafe

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4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
615 383 1461
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bluebird Cafe

I didn't realize how lucky I was to get tickets online before we left for our trip. This place is highly sought after for entertainment. When we arrived there was a long line of people hoping there would be a spot for them inside. I believe only 5 spots were available.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
brownbuns50
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Bay City, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I didn't realize how lucky I was to get tickets online before we left for our trip. This place is highly sought after for entertainment. When we arrived there was a long line of people hoping there would be a spot for them inside. I believe only 5 spots were available.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a very interesting and unusual atmosphere. The food is really good and full of flavor. The iced coffee is the best I have ever had. Mocha and French Vanilla re my favorites. Ask for Marley. She is the best and makes an amazing iced coffee.

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Gibraltar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went on a Sunday for the writers evening and it was absolutely fantastic. We arrived at 5.50pm for an 8pm show and were about 45th in the queue, so we waited for 2 hours in the heat however it was totally worth it. Lots of people arrived after us who wouldn't of made it in. It really is a... More 

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University Place, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The night I waited inline for a sold out show featured Travis Meadows- country music writer and brilliant storyteller. He has hits under artists such as Dirks Bentley, Jake Owen and Eric Church. The staff there is attentive and the experience like none other. Make this a top priority when visiting Nashville but book your tickets ahead of time- limited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

SUNDAY - FIRST SHOW We arrived at 4:20 (doors opened at 5:00) for a band who had never played there before and whom most of us had never heard of. (It was a first-come show, with no tickets for purchase beforehand.) We were 75th to 80th in line and just made it in. Sadly, 90% of us were tourists (including... More 

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Batesburg, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you are planning on going for open mic night, then know that you can't park in the parking lot for Bluebird until 5:00 (we parked elsewhere and walked over). People are allowed to start lining up at 4:30 and doors open at 5:30. About 50 people made it into the cafe. The music was wonderful and there was a... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You don't come to the Bluebird for the food. It's okay- bar type stuff. It's the music & ambiance that puts this place above the rest. Went to the Wednesday 6:00 show. Loved the platform with the singers/songwriters talking about their songs, & playing them for us. Makes it seem up close & personal. Glad we did this at the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Never made it in for open mic night, because it turns out that if doors open at 5:30, you must be in line by 4:30 (which is the earliest you can get in line) to get in. After that, don't bother standing outside, just come back around 8:00 for the 9:30 show, which has a $12 cover charge. The house... More 

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Amherstburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We loved the nostalgia of the Cafe and the food was great and reasonably priced. Service was excellent also. We waited in line for first come first serve seating and we were about 14th in line. We ended up with great seats next to the performers. The only disappointing part......we didn't really like the show. It was all silly songs... More 

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Liberty Center, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Today we showed up at 3:00 for the 6:00 show knowing we would having to stand in line until the doors open at 5:30. When we arrived we were told that we must leave the property and we can NOT stand in line until 4:30. We returned at 4:10 to find around 35 people standing in line. Knowing the place... More 

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erika w, General Manager at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Perry 7541 for your comments. It is true that we cannot have people standing in line before 4:30PM on our Open Mic nights. That is out of courtesy to our neighbor businesses as in the past, our enthusiastic visitors would sit on their doorsteps, eat food and leave it, or empty beverage containers on their doorsteps, and talk... More 

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Additional Information about The Bluebird Cafe

Address: 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
Phone Number: 615 383 1461
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: 615 383 1461

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, International
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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