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Blues Alley

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Neighborhood: Georgetown
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Address: 1073 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20007
Phone Number: (202) 337-4141
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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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Excellent music venue

I attended a show Friday night and was very pleased by this venue. It is a supper club and music venue for jazz and blues --many excellent shows on their roster. The service and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lillya N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a show Friday night and was very pleased by this venue. It is a supper club and music venue for jazz and blues --many excellent shows on their roster. The service and menu were good and the vibe is lovely for an intimate jazz show.

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Thank Lillya N
northern nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying in Tysons Corner for a long business week and my cousin picked me up after work and we came to this place. We found it originally on Groupon, but the groupon was for a future-dated event, so we called and the venue said they were open and had two sets that night. We went blindly, not knowing... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Each time we come to DC we come here It's an iconic Jazz club , good food and drinks and the performers are good . This time we saw Roberta Gamatini really good

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before visiting DC, I discovered that one of my favorite jazz singers (Jane Monheit) would be performing at Blues Alley. I could not pass up an opportunity to hear her perform in such an intimate venue. The music, food, and atmosphere were all great. Get there early for the best seat!

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Thank Allison S
London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot for top jazz performers worth the trip to Georgetown (the nearest DC metro is Foggy Bottom about 15 minutes walk). Spend the evening walking Georgetown then head over for a set at this all ages club.

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

After so many reviews here at TA - I have neglected to wright the one for the place that has given my the most magic moment. This is the one. Blues Alley is full of history and atmosphere - it was quite special coming in - not really knowing what to expect. It set the tone for the evening -... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Apologies if this review is too gushing but I really can't praise this venue enough. I was quite literally moved to tears by the intimate music experience at this venue, the staff are welcoming and friendly, the food is simple and very tasty. But. Who cares, you're there for some music that will fill your soul and my soul was... More 

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Thank MarkTindal
Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

No trip to DC is complete without experiencing a show at Blues Alley. Dinner and show are a good deal. The best carrot cake in town.

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Thank Bryan D
Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The worst jazz club experience ever. The show tonight was not on a stage but in the darkness of the dinning area, where intoxicated loud and disruptive couple ruined the music. Staff did nothing about it. Poor musicians and law-abiding listeners.

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Thank 2011_charly
Urbana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Depending on the artist or group performing, you will absolutely love the experience. This is a small, intimate setting with great acoustics. There are a few "big names" but mostly up and comers. There is food, mostly good, but one will find themselves literally rubbing elbows with their neighbor.

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