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Blues Alley

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Address: 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007
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6:00 pm - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:30 am

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Blues Alley gets it right!

Dinner and a show at the same venue does not usually create a perfect evening. However, Blues Alley really got it right. The celler environment was cozy. Ceiling fans kept the air... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
LucyJojo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner and a show at the same venue does not usually create a perfect evening. However, Blues Alley really got it right. The celler environment was cozy. Ceiling fans kept the air circulating and comfortable. Although seating is tight at the tables, the service is friendly and efficient. Surprisingly, the food was excellent. I mean excellent. The show was top... More 

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Thank LucyJojo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As always and forever this establishment has been hosting great entertainers at a very low price. Not as always, but true now, the food is really good and you will not leave hungry or disappointed in either. Strongly reccomend this for a wonderful enjoyable evening.

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Holtsville, New York
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Quaint little place, we went for wine and music. Band was great, service was good. Would recommend and return.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

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.

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Thank DM10468
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

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!

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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 

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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

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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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