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Char's Has the Blues

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Address: 4631 N. Seventh Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Phone Number: 602-230-0205
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Wed 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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Dance the Night Away

Don't let the "Blues" name fool ya. It's really Motown and Soul. Best live music in town 7 nights a week. I prefer the weekdays cause it's not so crowded. Every single band that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Don't let the "Blues" name fool ya. It's really Motown and Soul. Best live music in town 7 nights a week. I prefer the weekdays cause it's not so crowded. Every single band that plays here are truly professional musicians and singers! This is the only place I go!

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Small, quaint bar. Comfortable atmosphere, small cover charge with great music. The band played a variety of types of music, all good. Hard to sit still. Each person in the band stood out but the drummer was phenomenal. I understand there are a number of bands that play there but they are all suppose to be solid. By 9:30pm everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

As what some may consider an old timer this place is Blues in Phoenix. Started enjoying Char's in my 20's and still enjoying it as I hit 60. One of the few original watering holes with great music.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

As an East coast girl, I was expecting a typical snooty jazz and blues club with lots of tables and a traditional band where everyone would sit, listen and clap when they were supposed to. I was quite surprised to find out that the club was packed with friendly people, but also that they were not only watching, they were... More 

1 Thank Jan M
Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Going to Arizona when you live in Missouri and going to a "Blues Club" can be a big disappointment. For me Char's has the Blues was an overcrowded bar with live music. The music was ok but not worth the admission price. All I can really say about this place is that it was wall to wall people. Getting a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

GREAT band, Soul Power cozy (crowded) with amazing diversity to dance to the wonderful sounds of a LIVE band, Soul Brothers! If you are someone who loves to dance in the company of amazing diverse individuals in a city location, this is your place. You feel a strong sense of community with shoulder to shoulder adults!

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Paradise Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Chars isn't fancy, spacious, or chic..what it is is a great bar for dancing shoulder to shoulder to classic R&B and blues. Prepare to sweat a bit, make friends, and get down to some great live music.

1 Thank AZoutdoors
Cotacachi, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Too bad I didn't know about this place before! After 2-1/2 years in Phoenix, on the eve of leaving this town for good, I find a place with live music, a diverse crowd and an atmosphere usually found in New York or Chicago. Had a completely unexpected good time this Sunday night.

1 Thank Hanny M
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

It was our first time to Char's last night and we had a fun time dancing to live music with George Bowman and Baddboyz band! Friendly host and waitresses, diverse people and ages there. All around good time! Small dance floor. No food served. Cover charge for a Sat night. Overall friendly, cozy atmosphere. We will definitely go back.

1 Thank EMM87
Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We were in Phoenix for a weekend trip and made a last minute decision to check out Char's when looking for live music on a Sunday night. It was a fun crowd and a very diverse group. Not a bad place to come grab a drink and listen to some music but getting out on the packed dance floor is... More 

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