HOURS OF OPERATION
W-Th: Open at 4pm
Fri-Sa-Su: Open at 11am
(*Hours Subject to Change)
220 Printers Alley
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
(615) 242-5837

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Take A Closer Look at Our Lineup
May 06 2021
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Take A Closer Look at Our Lineup

Who’s onstage at Bourbon Street every week? We make it our mission to always bring the very best that local music has to offer right to our audience, and in addition to our great ambiance and delicious food, the heart of Bourbon Street has always been the blues in our namesake. You’ve heard some of the amazing tunes; now find out more about the amazing careers behind the people entertaining you every week. A local favorite around Bourbon Street, the Stacy Mitchhart Band has been entertaining Nashville audiences for decades, and nationwide audiences for even longer. Stacy himself has been in Nashville for over 25 years and is aware of the irony that he is in Nashville doing the most “non-Nashville” music in the downtown area. “I’ve lived in Los Angeles and New York and made a good living, but I’ve played with cats here that I wouldn’t have been able to (play with) anyplace else.” He menti ...

Top 3 Ways to Stay Warm at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
Jan 26 2021
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Top 3 Ways to Stay Warm at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

Cold weather doesn’t have to be all that bad! Not when you are aware of all the good things Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar has to offer you. From the food to the live music, keep your heart happy and warm thanks to these 3 things. 1 – Food, We Like It Spicy That’s easy, right?! Our Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee made with peppers, onions, and a custom seasoning blend is a classic favorite that offers warmth for both body and soul. You also can’t go wrong with our Chicken & Andouille Sausage Gumbo filled with spices that could melt an iceberg. Of course, if that doesn’t suit your fancy try our Chicken Wings tossed in our house sweet and spicy Voodoo sauce - perfect for any cold days (or any day for that matter!). See our full menu. 2 – Live Music, Keep Your Heart Beating with Good Happy Feelings When the heart is happy, the soul feels warm. And nothing makes our heart happy more than l ...

Mardi Gras at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar!
Jan 15 2021
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Mardi Gras at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar!

Your favorite time of year has arrived - Mardi Gras at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar! Get your fill of Red Beans and Rice throughout the week. Big Easy Hurricanes will be readily available, and you can even purchase one inside a specialty tumbler for the event. Of course, music by the Stacy Mitchhart Band and more will be playing throughout the week. No need for a reservation, just plan to be there!

We're Open!
Sep 12 2020
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We're Open!

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar is back open! Until further notice, we will operate Thursday-Friday, 4-11pm, and Sunday-Saturday, 11am-11pm. To ensure the music continues to play, we will be following the requirements issued by Metro Public Health Department which you can find below. In addition, you may find the policies and procedures we have established to combat the spread of COVID-19. We remain committed to providing our customers with a safe experience in the midst of this pandemic. Requirements Issued by Metro Public Health Department in regards to Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar: Limited-service restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen with social distancing and a limited number of patrons. All restaurants and bars must close at 12am. In accordance with ORDER 8, all residents and visitors must wear masks or face coverings in public. Live entertainment is permitted. ...

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar's 25th Anniversary Denim Jacket
Aug 21 2020
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Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar's 25th Anniversary Denim Jacket

Reservations for the Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar 25th Anniversary Jean Jacket are now closed. This LIMITED TIME ONLY jean jacket must be yours. You know it. We know it. See below for all the details on how to reserve this jean jacket celebrating 25 years of the coolest live music venue in Nashville - Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar. A perfect gift for yourself, which you so deserve, or for a loved one. You will have from now until September 30th to reserve a jacket. On October 1st, we will close the pre-sale. The jacket orders will then be placed at our printer within 3 days after closing the sale and will arrive at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar 6-8 weeks after the order (just in time to tuck away for Christmas gifting!). You can pick up our jacket at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar or have us ship it to you for an additional charge. FOR PAYMENT: If you reserve a ...

Mask Requirements in Nashville
Jun 29 2020
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Mask Requirements in Nashville

On June 29, the Metro Public Health Department order mandating masks or face coverings came into effect for the city of Nashville. The order requires a mask or face covering be worn when at any indoor or outdoor public spaces In order to enter Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar, you must be wearing a mask or face covering. Masks are not required in the following settings and circumstances: By any child aged 12 years or younger. Any child younger than two years old must not wear a face covering because of risk of suffocation; In outdoor public spaces unless maintaining a physical distance of six feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible; While engaged in outdoor work or recreation, such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, unless maintaining a physical distance of six feet from persons who are not members of the same household ...

Explore Our Live Music Lineup: Performing In Printer’s Alley
Jun 17 2020
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Explore Our Live Music Lineup: Performing In Printer’s Alley

Live music has always been at the heart of our nightly Mardi Gras in Printer’s Alley! As we celebrate Bourbon Street’s 25th anniversary, we’re both remembering the legendary artists who have graced our stage over the years (including Rufus Thomas, Koko Taylor, and legend has it, James Brown) and highlighting the incredible musicians performing now. Continue reading to learn more about our current lineup. Stacy Mitchhart Band We’re extremely proud that Grammy-nominated Stacy Mitchhart, winner of the Blues Foundation’s ‘Albert King Most Promising Guitarist’ award, calls Bourbon Street home. Born in the suburbs of Cincinnati, he was inspired by greats of different genres like B.B. King, Sam Cooke, Wes Montgomery, and Carlos Santana - helping him evolve his blues, Latin, and jazz-influenced style. When not in residence in Printer’s Alley or touring sold-out venues around the world, Stacy sp ...

We're Opening & Being Safe!
Jun 10 2020
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We're Opening & Being Safe!

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar will reopen on June 14, 2020. To ensure the safety of our staff and customers we have established policies and procedures to combat the spread of COVID-19. Navigating this worldwide pandemic has been challenging, but we are committed to providing our wonderful customers with a safe experience. Employees reporting to work will be screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms. Employees reporting to work will be temperature screened daily. Any employee who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to leave the premises immediately and seek medical care. Face masks and gloves are worn by employees during any interaction with people or ready-to-eat food. Restaurant capacity will be reduced according to official guidance. Tables are limited to no more than 6 guests per table. The doors are propped open to avoid any contact with surfaces while entering or exiting ...

$500 Gift Card Giveaway!
Apr 01 2020
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$500 Gift Card Giveaway!

Do some good and win some money! We have a $500 gift card for TWO lucky winners. To enter for a chance to win, donate to one of our GoFundMe accounts we set up for our musicians and staff! If you donate $10, you get ONE (1) entry. If you donate over $25, you get TEN (10) entries. And if you are wondering can you make a donation to both for a chance to win two gift cards, the answer is YES! Donate to the Musicians* Donate to the Servers/Bartenders* Funds raised through the Bourbon Street Blues GoFundMe are for all musicians that perform at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar. If you would like to donate directly to the musicians on stage during any LIVE performance, please donate to them via their posted virtual tip jars.

Livestream @ Bourbon Street Blues
Mar 23 2020
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Livestream @ Bourbon Street Blues

The music isn't stopping at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar! We will be going live and streaming the shows online. If you are digging the tunes, we are asking everyone to please donate to our GoFundMe accounts for the musicians and staff. The donation links are below the schedule. Let's keep the party rolling, good people! See you on the other side of this. Donate to the Musicians* Donate to the Servers/Bartenders* Funds raised through the Bourbon Street Blues GoFundMe are for all musicians that perform at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar. If you would like to donate directly to the musicians on stage during this LIVE performance, please donate to them via their posted virtual tip jars.

Speak Like A Local: Learn Some Cajun Slang!
Oct 28 2019
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Speak Like A Local: Learn Some Cajun Slang!

We’ve been serving up Music City’s authentic tastes and sounds of the French Quarter for almost 25 years! To get you in the spirit of Nola before joining our nightly celebration in Printer’s Alley, we thought we’d teach you some Cajun slang: Allons: Let’s go! An ahnvee: A hunger Blackened: A method of cooking - traditionally searing seasoned fish or meat in a pan with butter Bon ami: A close friend Boo: Your sweetheart C’est bon!: It’s good! C'est magnifique!: It’s great! Catch For Me: Bring me, get for me Cho! Co!: Wow! Come see: Check it out, come over here Étouffée [ay-two-fay]: A delicious dish with seafood or meat and a tomato, vegetable, and herb sauce  Laissez les bon temps rouler! [lay-zay lay bon tom roo-lay]: Let the good times roll! Nanny: Godmother Parrain [pah-ran]: Godfather Pass a good time: To have a good time Un transport: Can’t sit still Zydeco [zi-de-co]: Cajun music that dra ...

Your Local Haunt in Printer’s Alley
Aug 06 2019
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Your Local Haunt in Printer’s Alley

Nashville’s slice of the French Quarter is celebrating great deals every day! Take a break from your workweek, enjoy killer prices on drinks and food, and get a jumpstart on the weekend with live shows around the clock. Check out the ways we're showing our local love below. 1. Workweek Lunch  Take a $10 vacation for your next lunch break. We’re offering ALL of our sliders at a discount for your midday meal until 2:30 PM, Monday - Friday. Get a taste of Creole magic with our Voodoo Sliders, served on a hand-formed hush puppy bun, or try our fried Catfish Sliders for bite-sized morsels of crispy-yet-tender perfection. Pass on leftovers in Tupperware this week—stroll over to us for a full plate of Louisiana goodness in Printers Alley.  2. Libations Love  Local libations are getting the love they need. We’re knocking $1.00 off at Happy Hour on drinks featuring local ingredients that show o ...

Add These Four Amazing Artists to Your Calendar!
Dec 06 2018
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Add These Four Amazing Artists to Your Calendar!

While many the household name (James Brown and B.B. King to name a few) has rocked our creaky establishment with their unique brand of boogie and blues throughout the years, rising stars and touring musicians are always eager to make a lasting impression on the patrons of our bar! And, man, do they show out. This season, we’re highlighting four for you to put on your calendars if you’re looking to catch some soulful tunes in downtown Nashville. Continue reading to see who’s stopping by! Emily Chambers Originally from Vancouver, Emily Chambers sings a little bit of everything. Covering artists like Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse, Chambers’s unique and soulful voice will conjure the ghosts of Motown past while paying homage to the contemporary hip-hop artists of America. Her 2016 EP Magnolia was hailed by the Montreal Gazette as “[having] the warmth, intimacy ...

4 Legendary Blues Musicians You Didn’t Know Performed at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar
Sep 13 2018
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4 Legendary Blues Musicians You Didn’t Know Performed at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar

Music has always been our forte at Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar. Since our establishment’s inception in 1995, numerous household names have taken the stage to rock the house, including B.B. King and James Brown (rumor has it that Sir Waldo Weathers brought Brown up on stage during his own set to play a number). Read on to learn a little bit about the other famous acts who have played our hallowed venue. Eddie Cotton, Jr. Born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1970, Eddie Cotton’s unique blend of blues, gospel, and soul has always held audiences rapt. Raised by a minister in nearby Clinton, Cotton’s music has consistently harnessed the power of worship and religion, and in 2015 he received top honors at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee for his inspiring performance. Cotton has always made it a priority to play intimate gigs for aficionados of blues music in particular, and h ...

4 Ways to Make Your Nashlorette Party Boogie
Aug 21 2018
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4 Ways to Make Your Nashlorette Party Boogie

4 Ways to Make Your Nashlorette Party Boogie Look around. It’s no surprise that Nashville has become the number two destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties (behind Vegas). And we’ve seen our fair share of locals and visitors alike throw their last fling before the ring. If you’re looking to add some boogie to your evening, here are four suggestions we have that’ll help please everybody in the group!   DRINKS, DRINKS, DRINKS (and more drinks) Might we suggest a little liquid courage to start off your night? As Jimmy Buffett put it, “pour me something tall and strong, make it a hurricane.” Whether you’re a soon-to-be bride worrying about your upcoming nuptials or an overworked bridesmaid/groomsman who just needs a drink, we’ll have some signature Hurricanes waiting before (or during!) your whirlwind evening. Make Reservations   Nothing can ruin a night quicker than having to wa ...

5 Tips for Throwing a Mardi Gras Themed Party At Home
Feb 01 2018
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5 Tips for Throwing a Mardi Gras Themed Party At Home

Mardi Gras is approaching and no one knows how to throw a party like we do! Don’t fret if you can’t make it down to the Big Easy, we’ve got some killer tips to help you throw a small-scale Fat Tuesday party at home. So get your favorite merrymakers together and get ready for a New Orleans-authentic celebration that everyone will be talking about for the rest of the year! Beads Colorful bead necklaces are the quintessential carnival souvenir, but don’t worry about making anyone show their maracas to get one. Put them in a basket by the door and let each guest grab a handful as they walk in. Make sure to get plenty of beads in the signature Mardi Gras colors – purple, gold, and green. The purple symbolizes justice; the green represents faith; and the gold signifies power. Let everyone know that the beads are believed to bring you good luck in the year to come!     Food Mardi Gras is Fren ...

5 Reasons to Play at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
Sep 12 2017
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5 Reasons to Play at Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar

Nashville is Music City! There are all kinds of music playing in this town. If you're looking for something with a little more soul, there's a slice of the Blues, and a chunk of Boogie, nestled right here in vibrant Printers Alley. Our motto is simple: “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler”, or put more simply, “Let The Good Times Roll”. So, if you need a bit of the Crescent City in Music City, with a Mardi Gras atmosphere and soulful sounds, we’ve got just the thing for you! We honestly believe there’s always a reason to come play, but we’ve come up with a few excuses why you should come boogie all night long with us. 1.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​It’s​ ​Been​ ​a​ ​Long​ ​Day Listen, we’ve all had one of those days. The kind where the whole world just seems like it’s against you. You know, the days where you oversleep, get stuck in traffic on your way to work, and then spill coffee on your crisp whit ...

5 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras All Year Long
Aug 16 2017
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5 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras All Year Long

By the 1730’s, Mardi Gras was celebrated openly throughout New Orleans. It took severaldecades to grow into what it has become the Mardi Gras we all know and love; and in NewOrleans where... Well, you know what happens there.... Let’s just call it a celebration. From thedrinks to the beads, to the wild, crowded streets, the whole affair creates memories that will lasta lifetime. But, oh wait! What if you could experience the madness any time of the day, any dayof the week? Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar located in Nashville is the perfect place toget the same New Orleans vibe and experience. We have come up with a list of reasons whyMardi Gras should be celebrated all year long and why Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar isthe place to celebrate it.        1) HURRICANES, HURRICANES, HURRICANESIf you have ever had one of these drinks you know just how delicious (and strong) a hurrica ...

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