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Harvelle's Blues Club

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Address: 1432 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: +1 310-395-1676
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8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Activities: Nightlife, Drinking
Description: Few places in the country can honestly say that they adequately capture...
Few places in the country can honestly say that they adequately capture the flavor of a particular location. The truth is that once the sunset, people want to get dirty, and we just help them indulge. Harvelle's takes pride in showcasing the best live Blues, R&B, Soul, Jazz, Burlesque Shows, and so much more. Our crown jewel is the Toledo show, there's really nothing quite like it. A mix of all the best talents the area has to offer, all in one place. No one has quite a good time as Harvelle's!
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Speakeasy

Loved this place. Got a seat at the bar before the place got really packed, bar stools and booths fill up pretty quickly. The place had a old fashioned speakeasy feel to it and I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2014
Marc L
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Loved this place. Got a seat at the bar before the place got really packed, bar stools and booths fill up pretty quickly. The place had a old fashioned speakeasy feel to it and I felt as though I could have been in a scene from a Raymond Chandler novel. It was interesting enough just watching the bar staff at... More 

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Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

Thanks for having a drink with us, Marc! Always great to hear when people are digging everything from the music to the atmosphere. Come back and see us, man. Best, Harvelle's Santa Monica More 

Brisbane
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A local told us about this place and that there was a jazz / rap gig playing that night. Firstly, what the hell is jazz / rap? I was skeptical. Then i was told that entry was $7 and they had cheap PBR. This convinced me to give it a go. We rolled in at about 11pm at the party... More 

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Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

Great to hear you found us by word of mouth, Milvey! Glad you enjoyed everything from the atmosphere to the drinks. We're all about our live acts here, so we're psyched you dug the band when you were here. Hope you've had a chance to take in another show since coming to see us this past summer. 'Til next time,... More 

london
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Arrived at approx. 2200 and the party was in full swing although the band had not yet arrived. Managed to get a seat near the entrance which was a good move as although we couldn't see the band we were not constantly bumped by the packed out central corridor between the bar and the booths. There are two complaints I... More 

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Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

We're all about the music here, so we're glad to hear you were digging the band when you came in last year. We're just getting on TripAdvisor, but we still wanted to thank you for sharing your experience. It's important to us that everyone feels like they can count on us for a good time, so we apologize that the... More 

Los Angeles, California, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The bar is always packed! They book great bands and it's a great place to go if you like to dance. Great for groups too!

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Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

Always nice to hear you can count on us for a good night out with friends! Looking forward to wowing you even more the next time you come see us. 'Til next time, Harvelle's Santa Monica More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Toledo Show - dance /music would be great. But Harvelle's can't manage their crowd so patrons can see the show. Get here an hour early so you can see, then they let people stand in the aisle and block your View. Bouncer says don't stand at the booths (shoes off), but won't control the ones in the aisle Blocking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

i don't know how it is on a regular night but the burlesque show we saw...harlow gold...was awesome.had a really great time there!

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Cevin C, Owner at Harvelle's Blues Club, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed the burlesque so much a while back. We're just getting on TripAdvisor, but we hope you've been able to join us for another show since then. Hope to see you back, Harvelle's Santa Monica More 

Malden, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Harvelle's came recommended so we were looking forward to it. They said they open at 8 and the band goes on at 9. Well the opened 8:30. They were even open for drinks! the band didn't go on until 10:15 - 10:30 ish. They give new meaning to fashionably late.The bartender was friendly, the drinks was great but the band... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

We went to Harvelles on Super Bowl Sunday night. We got the tip from some folks we met at the bar (and the bartender, thanks David) at The Lobster. As you will read here, it is loud and loud isn't always my thing anymore now that I'm 55, but I love a cool bar with a great band and very... More 

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Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2010

We spent New Year’s Eve at Harvelle's rocking to Gino Metteo! So much fun! Gino is a must see and Harvelle's was a great little sexy venue to experience him in. The staff was fun, the place was packed, everyone dancing and Gino's rockin’ blues was good and loud. Santa Monica is beautiful. A great way to start the New... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2007

It's the best.....go with friends or a date or alone even! Great location...often music is TOO loud, but it's a very fun little intimate spot near the Ocean with easy garage parking close by. Don't do the street unless you want a BIG ticket...the is one of my favorite places....it's "dance like nobody's watching " comfortable....Fabulous Music!

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