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Blues Cafe Bar

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Address: 4 Montpellier Parade, Harrogate HG1 2TJ, England
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+44 1423 566881
10:00 am - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am

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Great Night Out

We had meant to visit here for ages, and took the plunge on 'acoustic night'. There were 4 acts, and one was quirky with poppers & kazoos, whilst 2 were good and 1 excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Graeme U
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had meant to visit here for ages, and took the plunge on 'acoustic night'. There were 4 acts, and one was quirky with poppers & kazoos, whilst 2 were good and 1 excellent. the atmosphere was very good and very friendly with many folk knowing each other and some characters for sure. Payment is by a bucket passed around,... More 

Thank Graeme U
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Had a couple of visits here over the weekend and saw three different bands all which were very good. Drinks were very reasonable and food is available.

Thank Russ C
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

What an excellent place. Called in Saturday evening and went to the bar upstairs as it was very busy downstairs. Well stocked bar with numerous gins. Tried a few and all were great particularly the rhubarb one! Went downstairs to watch the band and they were brilliant. If you like old school music bars then this is a place for... More 

Thank Andrew S
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

I love a live band and this place didn’t disappoint. The place was full of character and some of the regulars were real characters. Brilliant venue, brilliant beer, brilliant band. Wooden floorboards and rustic furniture. A must place to visit while in Harrogate.

Thank DonnyDave30
Leeds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Jimi hendrix cover music was good, cant understand why there is a 50p charge for using a bank card to pay for drinks though (thats bank card not credit card). Make sure you take cash, very cramped/tight inside, drinks were cheap enough at the bar.

Thank Mark G
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Brill night of live music at the Blues Bar, fantastic band place was rocking. Atmosphere was rocking diffintley worth a night out.

Thank June H
Hull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Well such a shame. I have no choice but to rate this place with a rating I've never had to use before. On Saturday we visited here across tea time. It's wasn't busy at all and we found a table very easily. Result. However this is were our nightmare began. Unfortunately the drink I wanted (dry martini) was only available... More 

3 Thank Lisa H
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Went to the Blues Bar on a Saturday night to see the Jed Thomas Band. The downstairs bar, with the band on stage in the window is small and cramped. However, the reticent Yorkshire folk in the bar hung back, leaving room for me and other half to boogie on down in front of the band. One grumpy local told... More 

Thank John O
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Food was absolutely delicious, so much variety of meat, fish and sides. Definitely go for the chefs platter and have a bit of everything. Good atmosphere as can hear the music from downstairs but not too loud for talking. We went for a birthday & they came out singing happy birthday with a card. Excellent place and something a bit... More 

Thank laurenbaldam
West yorkshire
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

So glad we squeezed in to this small bar .There was a live band performing in the window . Great atmosphere ,very cosy and compact . The band were brilliant . Don't go if you don't like being jostled about . but it was all good humored. Plays on till late , recommended.

Thank Julie S

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