About Hideaway Cafe

The Hideaway Cafe & Recording Studio is St Petersburg's Original Listening Room! The Hideaway Cafe is an original music venue offering craft beer & wine and a simple, yet mouthwatering menu. Come catch an original (often live-recorded) showcase from some of the most talented local & nationally touring musicians.

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Live music returns, conditionally, to the Hideaway Café

June 4, 2020

St Pete Catalyst article here: https://stpetecatalyst.com/live-music-returns-conditionally-to-the-hidea...

By Bill DeYoung

At the Hideaway Café, “business as usual” is live music, with a kitchen and a bar. Pretty much in that order (well, with some people the bar will always come first, and that’s just the way it is).

Of course, there hasn’t been any “as usual,” for any public business, for a couple of months. But Hideaway owner John Kelly is making... Read More

Rebekah Pulley to debut new songs Saturday at the Hideaway

May 31, 2019

St Pete Cataylst article here: https://stpetecatalyst.com/rebekah-pulley-to-debut-new-songs-saturday-at...

by Bill DeYoung

Nearly 20 years have elapsed since Rebekah Pulley arrived in St. Petersburg, acoustic guitar in hand, and set out to create a place for herself in local music.

She was, by her own account, shy and tentative, and unschooled in the mechanics of “fitting in” to the scene – inasmuch as St. Pete had a scene to fit into in 1991. This... Read More

Listen here: John Kelly and St. Pete’s Hideaway Cafe

December 6, 2018

St Pete Catalyst article here: https://stpetecatalyst.com/listen-here-john-kelly-and-st-petes-hideaway-...

The Hideaway Café is unique among St. Petersburg’s live music venues. You can get wine and beer, but it isn’t a bar, exactly. There’s a kitchen, which turns out pretty tasty food, but it’s not really a restaurant.... Read More

Art & Soul: Siobhan Monique, Jroc Jones, Mighty Jai and Curtis Davis at the Hideaway Cafe

October 4, 2016

Creative Loafing article: http://www.cltampa.com/music/reviews/article/20836064/art-soul-welcomes-siobhan-monique-jroc-jones-mighty-jai-and-curtis-davis-to-the-hideaway-cafe-100416



The first Tuesday of every month I make the 40-minute trip to St. Pete so I can partake in Art & Soul at The Hideaway Cafe. This monthly event,... Read More

Creative Loafing's "Ask the Locals: Mayor Rick Kriseman"

A Hideaway mention in Creative Loafing's "Ask the Locals: Mayor Rick Kriseman"

Date nights: “THE HIDEAWAY is an incredible place to go for live music.


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The Perfect Hideaway: Bringing Original Music to the City of St. Petersburg


By Kelly Church

In a saturated world of bars with live music, the Hideaway Café is a breath of fresh air. This Nashville-esque venue calls St. Petersburg, FL home and owner John Kelly wears many hats. John not only comes from a musical background, but a culinary one as well and he incorporates the best of both worlds in his combination recording studio, original music venue and... Read More

Creative Loafing's "Ask the Locals: Olga Bof"

The Hideaway Cafe gets a mention in Creative Loafing's "Ask the Locals: Olga Bof".

Favorite worst-kept downtown secret: HIDEAWAY CAFE & RECORDING STUDIO.... Read More

The Music Issue 2014: Hideaway Cafe & Recording Studio

Creative Loafing, Music Issue 2014

by Scott Harrell

Just a few short years ago, the proprietors of this off-the-beaten-path St. Pete venue were very seriously considering doing away with regular live-music programming entirely, in favor of focusing on the space’s studio element (and, one supposes, its potential as a place for one-off special events). 

It’s a good thing nobody committed to that particular business plan, because these days... Read More