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The Firebird

Map & Directions 2706 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
  • Smoking


Riverfront Times' Description

It's dark. It's hotter than Satan's girlfriend. The low ceiling means all the heat being generated by the crowd is rising -- only to fall and suffocate unwitting and terribly sweaty concert-goers. But there's something primal and viscerally satisfying about paying to stand and sweat among the crush of bodies while your favorite indie band or local rockers obliterate the stage. If you're looking for a club that is based on atmosphere or ambiance, you might need to look elsewhere. But if it's music you're after, whether it's punk, rock, metal or something completely different, the Firebird is your new best friend. Having hosted everyone from the Dead Milkmen and Swans to Big Freedia and Best Coast, the Firebird is a lively and open-minded host to an show-going experience to be remembered.

Member Reviews

  • swmnguy wrote a review for The Firebird
    on 06/08/13

    Drop everything and go see this show. I saw them last night here in Minneapolis. They killed it for almost 2 hours straight. Played almost all of "Big Lizard in My Backyard," plus a few off "Metaphysical Graffiti", some other great stuff, and their new stuff sounds good too (Not a "free-form Jazz Odyssey). The new bass player is fantastic, and Rodney, Joe and Dean are in great... More >>

  • ker_stl
    ker_stl wrote a review for The Firebird
    on 06/01/10

    Many great local bands showcase their musical talents here. Located near the Fox theater, on Olive St. in downtown St. Louis, this bar/concert venue recently hosted local bands including Resoldered, The Union Blue & The Married Men. All three bands have just released new albums. It can be a little warm inside The Firebird,

  • rftbestof wrote a review for The Firebird
    on 05/06/09

    Gather 'round, children! Let Old Rock Scenester tell you a story. Once upon a time, I had to go to Chicago, Kansas City or Columbia to see decent shows. (It goes without saying that I walked there, uphill both ways, through the snow, barefoot.) But that was before the Bluebird stormed into town and established itself as a venue capable of attracting bands that would otherwise... More >>

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  • Riverfront Times on 11/15/10

    2010 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best All Ages Venue

  • Riverfront Times on 10/26/11

    2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Rock Club.

  • Sam S. on 05/22/10

    Wait... It's non smoking now? Awesome!

  • Josh J. on 06/07/10

    just so people know sometimes its smoking sometimes its not. depends on what the band wants. nowdays its mainly nonsmoking. but thats what the bands want.

  • Ticketfly on 10/19/10

    Tickets for live music events at The Firebird are available from Ticketfly.com

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