NOTES in a nutshell
Hi! Thanks for learning more about NOTES - there truly is no place like it in Martin County. It's warm, welcoming, and friendly. Local artists and musicians can be found hanging out here. More than just a bar, it is a mini cultural center, with art displayed on the walls (changing artists every 8 weeks), visual and performing arts events occurring regularly, and frequent opportunities for young, fledgling performers to try out their talents in front of a supportive audience. (If you know a young or new performer, encourage them to contact or visit us).
Notes is primarily a Music Room - an intimate venue for quality live music performances Tues. through Sunday, softer styles, classic and cultural music.
It is also a charming venue for small private events (5 to 45 guests, please inquire).
The bar, tables and parlor provide indoor seating. The courtyard "Beer Garden" is wonderful outdoor seating. See venue Pics here.
Notes offers a variety of beers including craft beers, along with great wines at great prices, NA beverages, desserts, cheeses, olives, nuts, hummus, and packaged snacks. We have no restaurant or income from dining, so we appreciate when you order a snack or dessert with your beverage. We also have Cuban pastries, tamales and coffees. See Our Beer/Wine Menu page here.
The owner, Priscilla, is hands on and is the sole owner and primary server. It is her dream to keep classic music styles like jazz and blues alive in our society, and to welcome and entertain people of all ages and backgrounds. She truly wants to know if anything displeases you, so please tell her. Quite often, musicians show up at Notes and sit in with the hired performers, or play when the main performers go on break. You never know what you're going to see and hear at Notes, until you come!
Notes has live music performances every evening, Tues through Sunday. And is THE place to be on Sunday afternoons for great jazz and other classic live music. View the Live Music Schedule here.
NOTES regularly holds unique, fun, interesting special events. View Upcoming Events here.
Notes is a green business, because we believe that the planet needs our care and concern. Plastic cups, plates, bottles and straws are not used. AC is not "pegged" to run constantly. (We're all heating the planet with our AC units, dryers, etc.)
You can spend less money choosing NOTES for your evening out over other bars/eateries. Our wines and beers are priced 15 to 25 percent less than the same beverages would cost at popular area places. Our live entertainment is top quality, with just a $1.85 cover charge added to your check. (Min. spend $10 per person during live music, or charge is $4).
There are other things that are special about NOTES. We don't judge anyone. We're never grumpy. We never rush you. You can bring children into the music room or courtyard garden, up until 9 PM. Our staff is friendly and welcoming all the time, every day. We love and enjoy our customers and performers. We remember you when you return. We give out Free Hugs. We support local charities, and we give our venue to non profits for free use (no space rental fee). Our hard working musicians appreciate your tips when you enjoy their music -- they so deserve it!
We have Happy Hour Tues. through Sat. from 5:30 til 6:30 PM. With wonderful LIVE PIANISTS performing on Fridays during Happy Hour.
We will gladly stay open past our normal closing time if you tell us you are coming!
There is free parking behind our building (and additional parking on Kindred St. a half block down Colorado). We support and help promote our fellow businesses along Colorado Ave. and offer literature listing some of these businesses, for you to pick up and take with you. Our signature event is The Colorado Crawl, held twice a year.
We believe the people of Stuart and surrounding areas will appreciate and enjoy having a calm, inviting, comfortable place "where everybody knows your name" -- where you know, every time you come, you'll be treated well...and treated to fine entertainment! Notes is rarely packed or noisy. It is an oasis from the stress and rush of everyday life - please do come experience it for yourself. :) We are working hard to become and remain sustainable, and bring Jazz, Blues, Cultural and Classic Music Styles to Stuart for years to come!
Priscilla and the NOTES Team
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IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST and would like to display your work at NOTES, call owner Priscilla at 772 320 9039