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Blues Alley

Address: 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Georgetown)
Phone Number: (202) 337-4141
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Ranked #1 of 164 Nightlife in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars, Clubs
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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We recently had a wonderful Sunday evening with the Terrance Blanchard Quintet at Blues Alley. I have always enjoyed live music in small, intimate settings that allow the energy and vibe to flow directly from the artists to my table and Blues Alley is one of those places. Even though it is small, the set up for table seating is... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited Blues Alley in August 2014. We were visiting DC and staying in Georgetown and wanted to see some live music. Our hotel recommended Blues Alley. We ended up seeing Kathy Sledge who did a dead on impersonation of Billie Holiday. The club is small, but they end up fitting everyone in there. We waited in... More

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Northern Va
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Relax in this quaint, relaxing, laid back, environment at Blues Alley! Enjoy entrees and desserts named after legendary artists. Well-known artists...as well as up-and-coming artists grace this stage. It can truly turn into a jam sesson! Ya generally have a choice of two shows per artist. Best to use the parking garage across the street. BE SURE TO GET THERE... More

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Germantown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went to Blues Alley to see my friend Drew Davidsen and Earl Carter performing as Fire And NIce. This was my first trip there. The setting is intimate and there is not a bad seat in the house. The sound system was excellent. I had a concern about the food and the twelve dollar minimum per person. A drink... More

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Belize City, Belize
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The seating is on a first come first serve basis, even though you make reservations and purchased tickets. The show was at 8pm and we arrived around 7pm and the place was about 75% filled. The wait staff is good especially with such a tight seating arrangement. Yes, it is a very tight seating arrangement, you can touch the couple... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We attended an 8pm show at Blues Alley featuring The Revelations and Meah Pace. The musicians were fantastic. We were happy to be able to purchase their albums, chat with the artists, and have them sign them. Great souvenir and music we will listen to again and again. The venue is small. Tables are very close together, but it didn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I loved It is really placed in a alley so from the begining you get caught in the atmosphere. Little, cozy and intimate enviroment to enjoy Jazz. It really worth the experience

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were at Blues Alley last evening to see the jazz legend, Arturo Sandoval! It was a fabulous show. The wait staff was helpful and extremely professional. Yes, it is a tight seating arrangement but you are in an intimate setting so there is not a bad seat in the house. We had drinks and had a dessert so I... More

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