We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Blues Cafe Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 4 Montpellier Parade, Harrogate HG1 2TJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1423 566881
10:00 am - 1:30 am
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 am

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 122 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 74
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
Great music venue

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Russ C
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 121: English reviews
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
Level Contributor
129 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
11 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
25 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
A TripAdvisor Member
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 A TripAdvisor Member
West yorkshire
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Green Room upstairs and ordered the meat platter for 5, we sat down at 8:15pm and orders were taken around 8:30pm thinking we would be eating within 20-30 minutes as it was busy. Unfortunately we ended up being served at 10:00pm!! The food is stunning but worth that kind of wait.....?? Not so sure about that. The... More 

1 Thank HFC7

Travelers who viewed Blues Cafe Bar also viewed

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Been to Blues Cafe Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blues Cafe Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?