Birdies was started in 2009 by renowned local bar owner and mosaic artist, Christy Frazier. Named in honor of her grandmother, Birdies is Christy’s fifth bar she has owned in Jacksonville and has fast become a Jacksonville institution in the heart of its famous 5 Points neighborhood in historic Riverside.
Nest the Night Away with Drinking & Dancing: Birdies boasts a chill environment with beer, wine and top-shelf liquors or inexpensive well cocktails, all served to the tunes of the most contemporary indie rock, usually played by locally famous DJs and musicians from Jacksonville’s robust live music scene. The fun really begins when the late night crowd rolls in. It is a common occurrence for indie rock stalwarts such as Black Kids’ Reggie Youngblood, SUNBEARS!’s Jared Bowser or even Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Tim Burton to be cranking out jams for our nightly guests. We also occasionally host some of the best live music events in the region. So whether you come to drink or come to dance; the most fun is usually had in doing both! In the charming wood-lined back room of the bar, you will find two billiard tables and an arcade table with 100 different classic arcade games from the 80's and 90's.
Full Bar: From Local to Top Shelf our extensive full liquor bar offers up over 50 different selections of bourbon, whiskey and scotch to savor, a seemingly endless array of fine and flavored vodkas to choose from (including gluten-free options), rum and gin for every proclivity, and enough tequila to get any party started. With one of the largest beer selections in town, we boast over 20 draft beers (including several selections from Florida's finest local breweries) and over 30 options of bottles and cans. If that isn't enough to tantalize your taste buds, you can also enjoy a glass of wine or sip on a refreshing frozen cocktail. Staying true to our "neighborhood bar" appeal, you can rest assured that we always have some of the best drink prices, great specials and the friendliest staff in town!
The Art of Being at Birdies: Discover a fun and fascinating selection of art from local and regional artists on our walls. Some world-famous and some still emerging, all of the artists showcased at Birdies have a direct relationship with this venerable institution. Featured artists include R. Land, Mark George, Tommy Armageddon, and Eric Gillyard, alongside owner Christy Frazier’s signature mosaic wall on our street side patio.
Our covered, outdoor streetside patio is perfect for sitting and enjoying the Florida sunshine with a cold drink while you watch the bustling street traffic of Jacksonville’s most charismatic neighborhood. We no longer allow smoking inside, so the patio also makes a great spot to grab a smoke when needed.
Come visit us and see why we are one of the favorite spots in town!
Christy Frazier’s Nightclub Legacy in Jacksonville: Birdies was started in 2009 by bar owner and mosaic artist, Christy Frazier. A couple of Christy's other bar endeavors have included the Art Bar (1999-2005) and The Pearl (2005-2012). Learn more from the links below!
Birdies Thursdays http://www.examiner.com/article/birdies-thursdays
The Versus Gallery at Birdies http://www.eujacksonville.com/story2.php?storyid=1859
About Christy’s Legacy and the Closing of The Pearl http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2012-sep-the-pearl-closes-in-springfield#.U_tzA61dVzM
Thee Monarchy V live at Art Bar (2004) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OLQvdgsTlc
Birdies named one of Jacksonville's best bars by The Culture Trip http://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/florida/articles/the-5-best-cocktail-bars-in-jacksonville/