Rudy’s Jazz Room, a new jazz club, bar and restaurant founded by Adam Charney and Mike Braden, officially opened on Monday, May 8, 2017. Rudy’s is located in the Gulch on Gleaves Street around the corner from Arnold’s Country Kitchen. Guests can expect jazz music seven nights a week accompanied by New Orleans-style cuisine, craft cocktails and beers on tap. Nashville Guru stopped by to get a look inside.
Rudy’s is located in an 1800’s stone-walled basement, providing an authentic jazz room atmosphere similar to renowned jazz clubs like Smalls in New York City. There are about 50 seats throughout the space, including comfortable arm chairs, group tables, and barstools. Colorful Moroccan lights, Persian rugs, and stage lights give the space a warm and welcoming vibe. The stage is the focal point of the room, which includes a Steinway Grand Piano that was funded by over 300 Nashvillians through a Kickstarter campaign.
Co-owner and chef Braden heads up the kitchen. The full menu includes seafood pies, jambalaya, catfish po’ boys, crawfish grilled cheese, red beans and rice, beignets and other New Orleans specialities. The beverage menu includes six beers on draft, specialty cocktails, wine and more. See the current full menu here.
Rudy’s is named after the late saxophonist Rudy Wooten, brother of five-time Grammy award-winning bassist, Victor Wooten, who is a supporter of the new club. “Nashville is finally acquiring something we’ve really been in need of,” said Victor. “Music City is getting a jazz room. A place for you and me, us jazz musicians and jazz lovers and listeners, a place that we can go to listen to the music we love, jazz.”
Check out this new live music venue — you won’t be disappointed.
- Neighborhood: The Gulch
- Address: 809 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN 37203 (Map)
- Phone: (615) 988-2458
- Hours: 5pm – 3am nightly (see calendar for show details)
- Reservations: Not accepted — first come, first served
- Official Website