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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Music, music, music

I have always been told to go to the Bluebird Cafe when in Nashville, as it is Nashville. It did not disappoint. We didn't eat there as we got there later in the evening, it was already full and the writers/musicians were on stage. For entertainment this is definitely a favour for me. It is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tbling
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always been told to go to the Bluebird Cafe when in Nashville, as it is Nashville. It did not disappoint. We didn't eat there as we got there later in the evening, it was already full and the writers/musicians were on stage. For entertainment this is definitely a favour for me. It is not close to downtown, too... More 

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Thank Tbling
Detroit, Michigan
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is what you think of when you think of Nashville. Amazing Country music in an intimate small venue. Food and drinks were pretty good too.

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Thank Swimallfly
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not reviewing the food (we had the spinach/artichoke dip with tortilla chips; it was good) because this place is all about the MUSIC. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear top country songwriters sing their songs and tell some very funny stories about Nashville, the world of country music, and their own lives. You reserve seats online for a small... More 

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

Thanks for your review and I'm so happy you had a great experience here at The Bluebird Cafe! Just wanted to clarify one of your comments - we are not moving downtown! There is a lot of development going on around us in Green Hills but we own our building and have no plans to move anywhere. Look forward to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love live music you will love this place. It is a small venue but you will not be disappointed with the music every night has different musicians playing. It is worth a visit when in Nashville

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Thank Castle365
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

If you have the opportunity to catch a show at the Bluebird Cafe you will immediately understan why it is an essential element in the Nashville music business.

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1 Thank ziatap
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I waited 3 hours in line to get into the show. It was definitely worth it! Authentic voices singing powerful originals and covers. Had an outstanding experience! Thank you to Martha @ the bar and the staff here and to whoever puts together such an incredible show!

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1 Thank tbw0703
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Not being a country music fan, nor do I watch "Nashville" on TV, I was unfamiliar with the Bluebird Cafe, but others in our party insisted on visiting here as it is some kind of landmark. I am so GLAD we did! They offer two shows each evening and we stayed for both. Very small venue holding less than 100... More 

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1 Thank Travelingal15644
Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Having heard so much about The Bluebird before heading to Nashville I was determined to get tickets so we could experience it first hand. After a lot of waiting, sweating and hoping I managed to get two tickets for an 'in the round' evening whilst we were there. Maybe booking form the UK helped, I don't know - but I... More 

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1 Thank BenP35
Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Great time. Get there at 4:30 pm to get in line on Sunday or Monday for early show and you should be fine. You can't stand on property to get in line until 5 pm but be three ready to move into the line.

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Thank Jim S
Mountain View, California, United States
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We visited the Bluebird Cafe after being lucky enough to score 2 seats using their automated online queue system. Seats are generally available one week in advance, and we needed a Saturday evening which opened Monday prior at 8 am central time. I waited in California, watching the clock tick toward 5:59 to click the site and was told my... More 

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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, 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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