Douglas' Corner Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 2106 8th Ave S # A

    Nashville, TN 37204

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  • 615-298-1688

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: Great Writer's Night

Cons: NO free beer

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James Westborn's Review: I went to check out the Corner on a Tuesday. This is their writer's night. Nice sound and original setup! I was with my brother-in-law and the place had about 35 listeners, most that were probably players for one of the later rounds. The bartender was Rhonda and she was very nice.

The club is small, about 40 by 120 feet. It had six chair's set up in a small, tight circle, in the center of the club. There was a stage to the left right as we walked in, but on this night they don't use it. The writers take turns until each or the 6 or so, have done two songs each. Some of the players/writers were very good and others....just so-so. The sound guy, an older man (65) was ripping some nice fill-licks for some of the writers, as they played. His dobro sound was fitting for several of them. I'm not sure if they worked that out ahead of time. He just sat on the soundman's stool and chimed in every so often. I liked it!

There was a printed sheet on each surrounding table, stating you can't sit there unless you buy two drinks...I asked Rhonda about that and she stated it doesn't really apply on Tuesdays (Writers Night)

The club owner/operator is Mervyn..he books the folks wanting to play. The rounds I watched had a nice variety of styles, so he must know what he's doing.

I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to really see what Nashville writers do and their environment.

I hope to play there in 2008.

James Westborn is a singer/songwriter, with appearances on Various TV shows from American Banstand to TNN's Be A Star.
www.cowboysandsheperds for more info

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★★★★★

James Westborn's Review: I went to check out the Corner on a Tuesday. This is their writer's night. Nice sound and original setup! I was with my brother-in-law and the place had about 35 listeners, most that were probably players for one of the later rounds. The bartender was Rhonda and she was very nice.

The club is small, about 40 by 120 feet. It had six chair's set up in a small, tight circle, in the center of the club. There was a stage to the left right as we walked in, but on this night they don't use it. The writers take turns until each or the 6 or so, have done two songs each. Some of the players/writers were very good and others....just so-so. The sound guy, an older man (65) was ripping some nice fill-licks for some of the writers, as they played. His dobro sound was fitting for several of them. I'm not sure if they worked that out ahead of time. He just sat on the soundman's stool and chimed in every so often. I liked it!

There was a printed sheet on each surrounding table, stating you can't sit there unless you buy two drinks...I asked Rhonda about that and she stated it doesn't really apply on Tuesdays (Writers Night)

The club owner/operator is Mervyn..he books the folks wanting to play. The rounds I watched had a nice variety of styles, so he must know what he's doing.

I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to really see what Nashville writers do and their environment.

I hope to play there in 2008.

James Westborn is a singer/songwriter, with appearances on Various TV shows from American Banstand to TNN's Be A Star.
www.cowboysandsheperds for more info

Pros: Sound is exceptional and you can hear the words well

Cons: One bartender but she's nice

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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)

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★★★★☆

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)

Pros: A Good place to SEE CONCERTS. Small local joint.

Cons: ALLOWS SMOKING.

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Great Music, Good Sound, Entertaining

Cons: A Little smokey

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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.

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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: Music, Songs

Cons: Smoke

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: music, sound, people

Cons: Hidden, Parking

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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.

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★★★★★

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.

Pros: killer songwriters, great people, usually inexpensive

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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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★☆☆☆☆

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.

Pros: They have beer

Cons: bartender, service, management

 

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