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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Frequently Asked Questions

Street parking is subject to St Petersburg's downtown rules, much of it being 2 hour parking, which is well monitored on Rays Game days. Metered parking has not yet made its way to 18th Street and street signs should be read and followed. There is an area under the bridge that offers parking via the parkmobile app. The downtown trolley looper does stop off right at the Hideaway Cafe (on the southwest corner heading TOWARDS downtown and on the northeast corner heading AWAY from downtown) so if you have a preferred parking garage or lot anywhere off Central Ave, this is a great option. We highly recommend taking an Uber/Lyft/Cab so you can be worry free for your visit! More information on parking options downtown.

Every Thursday we host our open mic night, "Living Room Live", St Petersburg's Original Listening Room's longest running event!  Doors open at 6.  Music starts at 7.  Signup is first come, first serve.  It is free to join us as an audience member on this evening.  Artists - you must be onsite to keep your spot on the list.  If you leave, you forfeit your spot, which can then be given to another patron.  We welcome all singer/songwriters and encourage original music.  Each artist is given 3 songs (max 15 minutes).  Because we are a recording studio, you may choose to have your time on stage recorded live.  The recorded offerings on this night are  board mixed WAV files delivered to you unaltered on a commemorative Hideaway Cafe flash drive (different than a studio tracked recording). See brochure for details.  Ask your sound engineer about rates and options for studio multi-track recordings, if interested in capturing something more.

Yes!  While music is our main passion, food is our second.  We strive to bring you fresh, delicious eats to accompany your visit to our listening room, while keeping the menu simple enough that it doesn't steal the focus.  We offer our finely crafted thin crust pizzas, flatbreads, hot grilled sandwiches and salads as well as delicious homemade apps and desserts to round out your night.  See our menus below and be sure to check the calendar or join our mailing list.

Food Menu | Beer & Wine List | Specialty Wine | Brunch Menu | Join Mailing List

The best way to add your information to our database of artists is to add your EPK via our booking form.  We will be in touch if there is a fit and a range of dates we have in mind.  Submit our Booking Form

Music is at the core of everything we do, so currently, the bar/restaurant is only open to complement the music on the stage.  The Hideaway Cafe is St Petersburg's Original Listening Room and we pride ourselves on providing a space for music lovers and music makers to share their passion, uninterrupted by your typical bar scene.  That being said, if there is a show, we offer up the finest wine and craft beer along with a simple yet delectable menu to make your stay with us a complete experience.  We are currently open the following days as a rule: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday - Kirk Adams Band (Doors @ 6.  Show @ 8.); Every Wednesday - Kid Royal every 1st, TC Carr every 3rd, and Betty Fox every 2nd and 4th (Doors @ 6.  Show @ 7:30); Every Thursday - "Living Room Live" Open Mic hosted by Rebekah Pulley (Doors @ 6.  Music @ 7.); Friday & Saturday (Doors @ 6.  Show @ 8 - always refer to event details); And keep your eyes open for select Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays for special shows (see event details for door/show times)

The best way to know what's hitting the stage when is to Join our Mailing List

We are a family friendly establishment and welcome music lovers of ALL AGES - provided they can adhere to the "listening room atmosphere" and not detract from the other audience members' experience.