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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, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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Getting tickets can be a little tricky but worth it. It's a small cafe with drinks and bar food. Performers sit in the middle with customers around them. You can hear some of the best songwriters (newcomers and veterans) in Nashville perform their music.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Getting tickets can be a little tricky but worth it. It's a small cafe with drinks and bar food. Performers sit in the middle with customers around them. You can hear some of the best songwriters (newcomers and veterans) in Nashville perform their music.

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Lewiston, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

See above. Why doesn't other bar owners in the Nashville area cash in on Tripadvisor. This is FREE advertising. With a little luck you will be too busy, too soon if you just did what the Bluebird Cafe seems to offer. IDK, I didn't even get at their bar in time to get in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We waited outside for 3 hours to get into the early show. Staff was friendly--brought out water while we waited. System was very organized and efficient. Menu is not that much of a variety but delicious none-the-less. Entertainment was AMAZING!! This is a very intimate place and a once in a life time experience. The staff is so patient and... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

What a wonderful place to sit and listen to music! It's very small and intimate as other reviewers have stated, and getting a reservation is very important and difficult. I was on the website queue right at the moment tickets went on sale and managed to get lucky enough to get reservations! If not, people were lining up outside two... More 

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Mackinaw City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

After careful reading regarding how to score hard to come by reservations, I was very pleased to get tickets to the Saturday night show. It was one of those evenings when I did not want the night to end! The performers were excellent and the ambiance is so unique. Definitely worth the planning to get a prized seat at The... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

When they said this place was small, they aren't kidding. Make reservations the moment you know you are going. Great setting and on the outskirts of town. Worth the drive out.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

yes, this is a must for a visit to NASHVILLE, it is truly a happening place, understand it is very difficult to get into, so check first with tourist board or call for ticket, 7 of us ladies went, and were not swingers, but did we ever enjoy the bluebird.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited on Monday night. Arrived at 5.30 but was no chance getting in as the lines were too long. Went for a coffee and got back around 7 to join the line. By the time we were let in,around 9, we were fourth in line. The 9.30 show on Monday is good if you want to get in. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is one of the must-visit places in Nashville, which is flooded with very good restaurants/bars that serve up as much music as food. Bluebird seems to have a evolved into good food place, but an even better music place. There are 80 seats, and you pretty well have to reserve well in advance to assure yourself a seat. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We came for songwriters night. It was our first time at the Bluebird. They need to work on how to get people lined up for the shows. It was a bit caotic when we were lining up outside, but it is definitely worth the wait. Get there early! The songwriters night was amazing. We listened to a bunch of local... 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, Eclectic

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Restaurant Details

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, Eclectic
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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