220 Printer's Alley, Nashville, TN | Directions 3720136.166667 -86.783333
Monday-Sunday 4pm - 3am
Neighborhoods: Capitol Hill Area
There is always a better place like this one. There are a lot of places like this in the city but this place really hit the jackpot because they are so good in here.
Cover charge for dinner? – A Cover Charge to Eat DINNER???
On 2/12/2011 a group including myself and seven friends decided we wanted to go to the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar for dinner. We were in town from Cincinnati for a friend’s 30th birthday celebration. Two out of our group went down there a little bit early, about 5:45p or so, to have a few drinks and grab a table large enough to fit all eight of us. The establishment told those two that we needed to be finished with our dinner by 8:30p because they had another large group coming in at that time to use the large table. We got to the restaurant at approximately 7:00p figuring we had plenty of time to get a meal in. The remaining six of our group, upon entering the door, we were greeted by a large man who looked like a bouncer. We told him we already had a table waiting for us and pointed to our friends who we could see about 20 ft. away. He then told us that it was going to be a $10 cover charge to get in. We tried to explain that we weren’t there to go to the bar, that we were going to be eating dinner and that our friends were holding a table for us and they didn’t have to pay a cover. “$10 is the cover charge tonight guys”, he explained. (Ridiculous.) After, again, explaining that we were there for only dinner and our other friends were already there, he said “I’ll see what I can do…” He then steps up to the bar and asks the bartender if they could cut us a break for the reasons aforementioned. She said “Sure. You can charge them half.”
That’s cutting us a break? We have to pay $5 to even be able to look at your menu? That’s absurd. That doesn’t make much sense from a business perspective, either. You’re turning down what could amount to $300+ in food and drink sales over a $30 cover? Not to mention the bad word of mouth publicity you’ve created by ruining our plans for a birthday celebration. Any time in the future that I find myself in a conversation about Nashville, I will be sure to mention Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar as a place to be blacklisted.
Worse staff – Walked out after one drink. Of all the palces this is the only one I would never go back to in Nashville. Staff was not interested in the customers.
This place ROCKS!!! – the new house band, Josh Garret and the Bottom Line is FANTASTIC!!!!
What a GREAT PLACE – What a great place!!! The house band is the bomb!!! The staff is great, the total gig is great!!! I had so much fun in this one night, I can't wait to come back!! The house Band is sooooooooooo...very good!! if you like the blues and boogie, please take yourself there!! It is worth it.. I can not say enough about the house band!!! Good Grief!!! They know how to play and get it going on!!! I will say this.. every time I go to Nashville, I will be going to Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie!!!!! Damn what a great place to be!!
Perfect Place to Cut Loose!! – The Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar (aka BSBBB to those of us who love it) is the perfect place to go and have a great time with a group, large or small. My husband and I go regularly and have discovered that the staff operates more as a family, than just the typical bar staff. We love the music, specifically the house band, Josh Garrett and the Bottom Line, who always delivers a show that almost literally takes you to New Orleans during each and every appearance. We have always had a good time, even on weeknights. My favorite aspect of BSBBB is the atmosphere which is real, not "created" and reminds me so much of a party instead of just a bar with a band on stage. Go often, but make sure you go Thursday - Saturday, have a good time, and tip the staff and band well, they work their tails off!! If you like the Blues, Soul, Zydeco or Rock, you'll be hooked and you'll want to go back!!
Great house band – If you like good blues music and a cool atmosphere, this place is the place. The house band, Josh Garrett and The Bottom Line is made up of some super talented musicians who hail from Louisiana - and they flavor their blues show with a little of that Cajun spice. Josh is a showman, and knows how to work the bar into a party-like atmosphere. Matt on the sax is unbelievably good - scary good, and Mark on the trumpet has more energy than a 3 year old hyped up on sugar. The bar itself is intimate, not so full of tourists, and really reminds me of a place you'd see in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The staff is friendly and sometimes very busy - especially on a crowded Saturday. As far as the food goes, we've had the fries and the wings and both were good and we didn't wait long at all. Come for the show. I'd suggest a Thursday or Friday night. If you like good blues and a dash of zydeco, go see Josh Garrett & The Bottom Line at Bourbon Street Boogie & Blues Bar!! You will not be disappointed.
One of the Worst place I have ever been to. – Earlier reviews must have been written by management or place has run down since. Went on 30 December 2008 about 7PM and was told they had "just opened" which means they opened an hour late. Was told the band would not be playing until 9PM apparantly they were showing up late as well. Looked at menu and found it to be different than website. Ordered Apps and after waiting 30 minutes cancelled order. Overheard management practically begging for help on the phone. Informed Management we were unhappy but she did not even attempt to compensate us for THEIR problems. I would NEVER go back to such a unprofessional, unappealing and unsatisfying establishment.
Great Blues Bands – Simply the best Blues bar in and around Nashville. Burning Las Vegas was superb! I took a friend here on my visit back to Nashville and he loved it. This visit made me extremely home sick as I consider Nashville my home. Excellent acoustics, the food is good, the stage and seating are a bit small but it adds a personal touch.
a taste of New Orleans – This is a great spot! The food is awesome. Try the catfish and the gumbo. Yum! The music has always been good, and the crowd is friendly. It can get crowded. If you want a table you better reserve one in advance. Definitely the place in Nashville to let the good times roll...
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