Birdies was started in 2009 by renowned local bar owner and mosaic artist, Christy Frazier. Named in honor of her grand-mother, 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 cheap well cocktails served to the tunes of the most con-temporary 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 come to drink or come to dance on our dance floor. The most fun is usually doing both! In the back 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 features 34 draft beers (including a selection of the finest local beers), select fine wines, frozen cocktails and vast selection of bottled and canned beers from your favorite brewers, microbreweries, and locals. 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 venera-ble 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!