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Biscuits & Blues

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Union Square
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401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1705 (Geary St.)
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were walking back from Union Square and passed by this club. They have live music most nights. That night we walked to see the 7:00 show. $15.00 cover charge. It was amazing! The venue is small and intimate. The service was great and the food was yummy. Definitely would return.

Thank Nina B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, the food isn't really great, but had much worse, nice atmosphere, looks tidy, a bit to straining-to-sell waiters, but what would you do in you were the owner of this joint. A beter part was the band of Santana singer Tony Lindsay, great musicians to, liked the skills of his guitarist very much.

Thank KooistraZutphen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like blues and good southern comfort food In a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, get in here. We spent the night listening to George " big harp" and his band and were blown away with the authenticity and quality of the music. Service is good, Food good, music good!

Thank travelduo020
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

During a few nights in s.f. recently, we decided to go to watch some blues at Biscuits and Blues because of their catchy name. The venue was downstairs which was nice. The drinks were very good as well as the food. I had the fried chicken and my son had the catfish. Had to get some biscuits which did not... More 

Thank justthetip808
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Clearly this is a place to come for the music. The menu is nothing to speak home about, and the signature biscuits were nothing memorable. The music was on the loud side, especially when the percussionist got going. We were here when Big Daddy Cade was playing a tribute to B.B.King. I liked the band more than Cade himself, but... More 

Thank kjraiha
Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Had an opportunity to go on a Tuesday night and see Chris Cain. So much soul and a hell of a guitar player, not to mention the piano as well. He was one with the instruments and played to the crowd. Funny, entertaining, and simply amazing. Wish I had time to hit the club again but time is short. It... More 

Thank JCtraveler05
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We went on a Friday night what a great price on tickets for live music. Small venue with great setting. We tried the corn shrimp fritters they were good. The music was Fantasic too!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Have been to B&B many times, most recently in April of 2016. I go there for the music but the menu is great - Cajun/Creole cuisine. Consistently good food (however, disappointingly, the biscuits are not all that - unfortunate to have it in the name of the venue). Service was attentive without being overbearing. Another good experience.

Thank mark m
Bellevue, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed some really nice Blues - solid group and it was midweek which was nice to find near Union Square. Venue was nice and cover at $20 was fine. Somewhat dimly lit which was nice and had a nice feel overall. Service was a bit slow (on a slow night) but friendly. Drink selection not super extensive but had enough,... More 

Thank TheFirstOne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Great vibe, fantastic music - only been once but definitely going back, food delicious - and we aren't really into Southern Food ....absolutely worth the ticket.

Thank Adrienne R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102-1705
    (Geary St.)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 30 & 45 stops at front door, 38 Geary, Powell Station; Cable Car; BART: Powell Station
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Union Square
  • Neighborhood: Union Square
  • Phone Number: 14152922583
Biscuits and Blues expertly pairs world class blues music with award-winning southern style cuisine, to customers of all ages where everyone has a front row seat to the show. The venue is lucky to have some of the best Blues musicians in the world right here in the city, and has been honored time and time again as the Bay Area's #1 Blues club. On any given night you'll find ribs on the grill, New Orleans-style Gumbo in the pot, and Creole Jambalaya hot off the pan. Biscuits and Blues also serves California wines, local microbrews and their signature selection of specialty cocktails from their full service bar. Six nights a week Biscuits and Blues works to keep the blues alive with two shows a night. If it's Blues, they approve: Delta, Chicago, Texas, Boogie-woogie, Gospel, Old-time, Jazz, Brass and Soul. For 20 years Biscuits and Blues has earned the respect of the Blues community and has been named America's #1 Blues nightclub by both the Blues Foundation and by the Bay Area Blues Society.

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