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Blues Alley

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Address: 1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3635
Phone Number: +1 202-337-4141
6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am

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A great jazz club

Been there many times over the years. An intimate venue. Consistently great entertainers. We have eaten there before shows and at other Georgetown places. Eating there beforehand... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been there many times over the years. An intimate venue. Consistently great entertainers. We have eaten there before shows and at other Georgetown places. Eating there beforehand is certainly convenient but we've found the menu somewhat uneven. The service is consistent and professional. Overall, the experience at Blues Alley has been quite positive.

Thank DM10468
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Blues Alley on 13/Nov and saw Kia Bennett sing with Tribe inc. Whilst these are talented musicians, they did not work as a combination. I found the trumpet fill ins distracting when it should have been just the singer Kia. The drummer was way too loud and drowned out the rest of the combination, and was a little... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Went with hopes to find some good music and so it was! The venue is nice. Small with an upper level; just what you'd expect from a niche venue featuring really good music :). I loved it and would definitely recommend a visit!

Thank rami t
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Saw Najee last Friday. While waiting in line to get in, saw 2 huge rats across from the entrance. Needless to say I did not eat a thing. The space is very tight and dated. The rats took away from what would have been a great evening. Najee's performance could not overcome the rat experience. I hope that their management... More 

Thank Charles K
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

lovely band. , good music , poor facility , outside alley full of rats , makes it hard to enjoy the food served in the club.... Needs to be taken care of urgently

Thank jonathan l
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

In terms of jazz club goes, this one is pretty good with decent cover charge. They have big name performers every few months and these seem to be repeat performers who come every year. The accoustic is good and the seatings are decent no matter where you sit. Of course, come early for popular shows so you can pick the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I booked my ticket online, several weeks in advance, and was glad I did, because on the day the show was sold out. I arrived early and was advised to start queuing half an hour before the show. It was worth the half- hour wait. The place is intimate - tables close together, right up to the stage. It takes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We have just come back from an evening out at Blues Alley. The show was good, the food was great , the staff were not! How has it come to the staff being allowed to ask for a larger tip!! We were there with a friend who paid for (what started as a great evening) with her credit card. She... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

My second visit and was lucky to see a wonderful jazz quintet with guests with South American influences - Veronneau. The atmosphere is exactly what you want a jazz/blues club to be like. Sensibly priced drinks and excellent service. Had dinner here pre-show, probably wouldn't do that again - Cajun style but not much taste. Next time may snack here... More 

1 Thank David N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed Blues Alley for many years and the music and wait staff tonight ,September 7th. we're outsranding. However, our experience with the site manager was another case altogether. We had advance tickets for an act that apparently has been changed on August 29th. Our receipt and tickets were for the original act. The manager indicated that we had... More 

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