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Blues Alley

Closed Now: 6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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Moody jazz dinner/drinks hangout

Lots of scope for various jazz tastes, music menu varies. Chris thomas king who appears on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Great Venue for Great Music

We saw Stacey Kent here recently and it was a great show. The staff was very friendly, we had... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2018
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1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3635
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of scope for various jazz tastes, music menu varies. Chris thomas king who appears on carbonworks video one of my fav regulars. Ahmad jamal’s vegetarian creole rice dish as good as his music. Space is Cramped but fun. Reservations vital.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2018

We saw Stacey Kent here recently and it was a great show. The staff was very friendly, we had great seats and really enjoyed the show. If you're going to an early show, get there at 6:00 when the doors open for the best seating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed November 30, 2018

We visited Blues Alley tonight with some friends to see Stacey Kent. The show was awesome. We were able to sit right in the front. This is a tiny, very intimate venue - maybe 150 people tops. The food is good, but its a limited...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnandshirley
Reviewed November 30, 2018

Love, love, love Blues Alley and I have been coming back year after year to see the best jazz this country has to offer in an original, intimate setting. Just go, Sit upfront and see for yourself.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

Awesome show nice venue. The tables are extremely close but it’s to be expected when you see how small it is. My dad went here as a young man and said it’s pretty much the same other than a larger menu. The food we ordered...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe M
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Came along to the location in an alley off Wisconsin Avenue quite late (for 2nd show at 10pm) with a group of friends on a Thursday evening based on a recommendation from a jazz afficianado colleague. We were late so finding a table wasn’t easy...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John M
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Wif and I went here to See Najee. The music was great and in this small but crowded place the ambience was very good and he had great crowd interaction. The drinks were good, but can't say the same for the food. Also, get there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jefferyg409
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Look for the fine print when ordering tickets on line - there is a $12 food/drink minimum. So in addition to the ticket price, there's more to pay. In addition, the price structure is such that 2 drinks will put you over $12. Better to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dgs5536
Reviewed August 16, 2018

My husband and I were both first time Alley-Goers. I decided to surprise him for his birthday with tickets to see Marcus Johnson and the Urban Jam Band. We arrived at 6 when the doors opened. We ordered the spinach appetizer, shrimp and grits, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ChavisLive
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

recommended by a local. It was different from Twin Jazz, but just as fun. Although I liked the raw talent at the Twin Jazz better, it was nice to have a bigger more refined atmosphere. I recommend you get tickets ahead of time here though....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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August 16, 2018|
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Response from Orry L | Reviewed this property |
Yes They will seat you but go early and book It gets very busy
Rosanna G
May 20, 2018|
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Response from cjirongirl2010 | Reviewed this property |
I would call first and let them know: blues alley
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November 29, 2017|
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Response from RJamie | Reviewed this property |
I dont believe there is a specific dress code, but you cant go wrong with dress casual.