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Blues Alley

Closed Now: 6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
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Great music

A classic site for high-quality jazz. The food is average, although the jambalaya and chips and dip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northern Virginia, Virginia
Great Atmosphere, Good Food and Friendly Staff

Music venues are sometimes judged on the acts that they bring in, but essentially, no matter who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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1073 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3635
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A classic site for high-quality jazz. The food is average, although the jambalaya and chips and dip aren't too bad. The music is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank KSH50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Music venues are sometimes judged on the acts that they bring in, but essentially, no matter who the artist is, the location's success will likely come down to the menu and the service. That's what my rating is 5 stars. I had the blackened catfish...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ericHwanders
Reviewed January 23, 2019

Went to visit Washington DC and this was a night out to hear music. Lounge atmosphere and live music. Basically jazz and blues.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank yvette3312
Reviewed December 31, 2018 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
Thank anxious2
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
1  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
1  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
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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
Shirley H
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.