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Blues Alley

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Address: 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: (202) 337-4141
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6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am

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Fantastic musical venue!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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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.

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Madawaska, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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 

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Frederick, Maryland
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12 attraction reviews
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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 

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Athens
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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 

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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 

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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My husband and I went here to see Algebra Blessett. We went to the 10:00 show. We waited In line for about 20 minutes before we could get in.No big deal. If you don't like being very near to other people this is not the place for you. But if you can tolerate sitting at a table with complete strangers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I had always wanted to go to a real blues club and this IS the real deal. Great act, great atmosphere and surprisingly good but simple food.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Enjoyed an evening of music at Blues Alley. The room and the music were excellent and very enjoyable. The food was only so-so. Nothing to write home about. Would certainly return to this venue...but will have dinner someplace else before my arrival.

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Bromley
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I am a fan of blues and some jazz. I went to see Robera Gamberini a jazz singer at Blues Alley. The club is well laid out - tables are quite close - but as its a place to mainly listen to muisc whilst having dinner -it works!! Cover fee was $35 which counted against my food order. I had... More 

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