We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blues Alley

Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood: Georgetown
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: (202) 337-4141
Website
Today
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 69 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
GREAT MUSIC!

Wonderful blues and nice comfort food combined in a warm and intimate space - will certainly be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
tripaPretoria
,
Pretoria, South Africa
Add Photo Write a Review

69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful blues and nice comfort food combined in a warm and intimate space - will certainly be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tirana, Albania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was one of the best JAZZ bars haven't been before in US. Great live music, very nice people and staff. Don't miss it ! P.S Make sure to make a call before you go...sometime they have no the ticket. Love it !!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The bar,the live music ,the people inside,the staff,drinks...everything was great. Make sure you call them for the ticket before you go. I found the real live Jazz Music on that bar ! I love it !

Was this review helpful? Yes
Akron, OH
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My boyfriend and I recently visited Blues Alley to see Algebra Blessett. This was our first time at Blues Alley. It has the exact vibe and feeling you would imagine in a place tucked away in an alley. It was smaller in size but seating was configured to allow for as many people as possible. If you come as a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I recently visited Washington DC and because we are huge blues fans went to see Carlos Sandoval perform. He was amazing! We ate dinner there also, the food was good, drinks were reasonable. My husband chose the stuffed shrimp and was underwhelmed. I had the ribs and we both agreed they were very good. Will definitely return... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scottsdale, Arizona
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed the music and the atmosphere of this jazz club, but they need a bigger wait staff. In the two hours that we were there, we only saw our waitress once. We would have happily had two or more drinks in our time there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madawaska, Maine
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I went with a party of five to the Roy Hargrove quintet. We had two persons buy tickets so its best to tell the club to combine the two parties ahead of time. Since the club opened at 6 we got there early to try their food. I had the caesar salad with grilled chicken and was pleased with the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Frederick, Maryland
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A great intimate place to listen to some awesome jazz musicians. Maybe a little too intimate? It's very tight in this small space and you better be prepared to sit close to a stranger, especially if it is a very popular show. Seats are first come, first sat. We came about an hour before our show time and were able... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Athens
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I was there for the Frankie Coal show. The place is special, not big but cozy. The show was very good and the service also above average, although the staff is coming by your table every now and then asking if you need anything, obviously trying to persuade you to make extra orders -this can be annoying. The place is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

An iconic club and if you are going for the music it was good when we went. It is rather cramped, not desperately comfortable and the food was less than mediocre. For food and comfort I'd definitely go elsewhere. For music, there must be other places that are as good. Certainly not a venue I'd look forward to re-visiting but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Blues Alley also viewed

 
Washington DC, DC
 

Been to Blues Alley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blues Alley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?