June 12, 2012. 5 of us went to Douglas Corner Cafe for Tuesday Writers Nite. BEWARE: THIS IS NOT A FAMILY FRIENDLY PLACE. No place for children nor 'ladies' to be nor listen. The "writers" were mostly friends of Donnie, the host, and had preference to placements at the round. Songs could be X rated with full complicity on the part of Donnie, the host. 'Writers' (most of whom couldn't write nor carry a tune) came in from all directions during the night, checked in with Donnie and were "announced" and seated at the round, while others who had called the number given during the day, sat and waited. Very unclassy place all around. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. Stay away, not a place you want to start out with.
You will meet somebody here who is like you...IF. This is one of the best Writer's Night shows that an aspiring tunesmith can be a part of in Nashville. The system is clear, the people are attentive, and the other musicians are eager to discuss thier initiatives and possible colaborative efforts. Oh yeah, as for the headline...you will meet somebody here who is like you IF you like good music or you create good music. So, if that sounds like you....then you might just like The Douglas' Corner.
This laid-back spot is a cornerstone of the Nashville songwriting community..
This comfortable haunt has all the familiar marks of a neighborhood bar, from the brick walls to the neon beer signs. For the hundreds of local musicians, though, it remains a cornerstone of Nashville's songwriting community. Douglas Corner is where Trisha Yearwood was discovered and locals may remember it for launching acoustic stomp band Bonepony. Be prepared to keep talking to a minimum, though. This is a place to listen and not be heard.
Douglas Corner, Good place to SEE LIVE CONCERT.. Douglas Corner, Good place to SEE LIVE CONCERT. Been around for a long time. Parking is limited and is near Zanies. A old place with a stage in the front. Has many tables that fill up. Get there early to see a show. More than half the room can see the stage if you are in back people and things can block your view. GOOD NEWS some shows are SMOKE FREE like the KARG BOYS However, the BAD News this IS a SMOKING BAR. Prices for drink were fair. (2006 July 18)
Great Music. Prior to my initial visit, I read all reviews possible (4). We really had mixed feelings at first because the establishment is 120 miles away (Elizabethtown). After our first visit, I had to write a review for others. I agree this is not a dance club. This is however, a wonderful place to come and listen to artist and their music. Our server checked on us frequently to make sure we were taken care of. If it is crowded (100 +) be prepared to wait while others are being served. The group we went to see, Peter Mayer. The band was up-close-and-personable. We had a great time.
Songwriters. This has always been a good place to hear great songs from the best songwriters in town. The place has a cool vibe, but can be very smokey. Many songwriters complain about it in that regard, but the audience seems to be primarily smokers, so it's not likely to change. Take your chances on the smoke, but the music is always good.
Nashville's Best Kept Secret. Douglas Corner is for music bussiness people more than the public. The club is Nashvilles best kept secret because of the stars that wonder in at any moment both singer/songwriter & movie stars alike.I'v met all total about 22 world famous people over the past 2 years.This isn't the "Blue Bird",it's not the place to go for tourest it's a great place for people in the bussiness to meet and hear the greatest songwriters in the world and walk up and say hi to them.So if your a songwriter/singer,movie star or in these bussiness's, you can relax in there and if your famous you'll love it.You wont be bothered and can meet others in your field.
I Love You, Douglas!. I think you just have to understand that when you go to Douglas Corner, you are going for the music, not the best service in town. I've been going there for years, as long as I've lived here, and there is always one waitress and one bartender working. If you treat them right, they will treat you right, just like any other establishment. If you value a fast beer over killer music, then you might need to evaluate your priorities. Douglas Corner will always feel like home to me.
complete disappointment. My first visit to Douglas Corner will be my last! I have never had worse service in Nashville (and that is a bold statement). We went there on a Friday night about two weeks ago to a listen to a band and encountered the worst bartender I have ever met. There was one bartender and one server for the whole bar. There were probably 150 people in there. After standing at the bar for 15 minutes I asked the bartender what the problem was and that I wanted to order some beers. This pissed her off and she proceeded to take orders from the people standing behind me. I asked to see the manager and she blew me off. My advice is to stay away from that place no matter how good the band might be. The customer service skills rival those of the IRS.
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