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Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Georgetown)
(202) 337-4141
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Ranked #1 of 164 Nightlife in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Jazz Bars
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Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

My family of 4, including 2 teens, visited Blues Alley and attended one of their performances. We had a great time. The seats were a little packed, but that was my only complaint. We ate dinner, the food and service were great!

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Madawaska, Maine
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Went here to see the Kevin Eubanks band. I was impressed with the club. Small intimate and a fifties sort of jazz club feel. They know how to book talent, the band was great. Kevin said at the onset that they would feature Bill Pierce, the saxaphonist. I came away with more respect for the saxaphone. Service was excellent. My... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Small venue with great atmosphere. I didnt eat, but the fod looked good. Beers were about 6 bucks and the staff was as nice as possible in trying to serve tabletop in a jazz club. They do charge a venue fee on top of the ticket price of 2.00. Or at least they did at the show I went to.

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